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Some kids kick, box and fight in protest when going to church with mom and dad. David Dise just went – and then he quit. But God didn’t quit on him. Today, David manages the ROC Fight Club in Richmond, Virginia helping youth and adults learn how to punch and kick people in the name of Christ --- and a whole lot more.
There are more than just a few "Southwest Grills" in the Southwest. Houston, Texas has some of the best and not surprisingly some of the biggest obesity statistics in the nation. When Houston native Erik DeLaRosa decided to get in-shape he soon found that his passion became a second career leading others in health and fitness. His Latino background gives him a keen awareness of some of the challenges facing the Hispanic community. He shares how to lead by example in exercise, diet, faith and service. That example starts with the family.
If all of life’s problems were rolled into one big heavy atlas stone we’d realize the weight is too great to keep holding. It should be easy to let go especially when you feel the strain of resistance. Trainer Andy Travis held the weight for too long. He wants you to know it’s time for change – before your burdens crush you. How? Just drop it now. Here is help for you to make the tough choices between staying the same and pursuing change.
It’s the dead-end job, the monotonous routine, the just surviving that has you wondering if there is more to life. There is of course and there isn’t a moment to waste in finding how God wants you to use your time at work, the gym, home and in your daily activities. Every place you go, every person you encounter, everything you do… every moment counts.
>Get some exercise. Get some fresh air. Get alone with God and be spiritually refreshed. The October 6 Worship Weekend is a day retreat designed to help you discover and live in the companionship of God. Reserve you place for this event today.
For many of us there is a survivor experience that is more common than you might expect. It is the “What else could go wrong” moment. It can happen over and over until you start to anticipate the next bad thing. Rodney Gaines has certainly had his share of tough times to survive. Through all the trials he has learned to anticipate something else – something much greater than any problem. It is God’s grace and strength. Rodney’s message is simple: God will help you survive, avert disaster and find purpose. Watch a short video of him telling his story.
How you survive breast cancer depends on a lot of things. For Nancy Metheny developing a full treatment plan included exercise and support from her faith community. Today the legacy of her cancer experience has both negatives and positives. She deals with the negative by choosing to focus on the positive. What do you have in your pocket? You can watch a short video of her telling her story.
When God set out to create a thing of beauty did He in fact fail? Maybe you’re not all that wonderfully made after all. In fact, wonder if you’re a pretty big disappointment so deeply flawed that God, like a bully on a school bus says you, “Suck Royal”! If this is your understanding of God, then take time to read this entire article adapted from Doug Pagitt’s book A Christianity Worth Believing. Then share the message of rugged beauty with others.
(Approximate reading time: 13:30)
Fix your eyes on one beautiful body. No, we’re not talking about an actor, model or athlete from the People’s Choice Awards. We’re talking about the “body of Christ” --- Christians. Today, Christians know that worship is much more than singing praise songs. It is a total physical experience. Discover why church’s are developing fitness ministries and opening fitness facilities and why you should do it too. Get a free church fitness consultation.
My friends have been asking me, “So how are you doing with that resolution?” The answer, 5 months later, is that I’ve learned that ‘stewardship’ is contagious. God gave me inspiration through golfer Steve Blexrud. Fitness mentors are all around. Find your inspiration today and turn your resolve into stewardship.
In the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio you would expect to find a really cool gym with 24-hour access and top-notch trainers. Gyms in major cities are successful when they do all the right things to cater to the needs and expectations of a demanding urban clientele. So, when a big part of that success story includes meeting the spiritual needs of members we wanted to give Faith & Fitness Magazine readers a closer look. Not only CAN it be done --- It can be done well, drive success and create significant value to members and the community.
Want to take your summer vacation to a new level of endurance and goal setting? Try a triathlon, one of 5 fitness adventures featured in our 2012 Summer Vacation Planning Guide. Explore all 5. Then, get outdoors and take your faith and fitness to new levels. This article includes an inspiring video.
Hiking, biking and fishing are Alaskan adventures you’ll enjoy in this, one of 5 fitness adventures featured in our 2012 Summer Vacation Planning Guide. Explore all 5. Then, get outdoors and take your faith and fitness to new levels.
Learning to Stand-up paddleboard in Malibu is one of 5 fitness adventures featured in our 2012 Summer Vacation Planning Guide. Explore all 5. Then, get outdoors and take your faith and fitness to new levels.
Learning to surf in Florida is one of 5 fitness adventures featured in our 2012 Summer Vacation Planning Guide. Explore all 5. Then, get outdoors and take your faith and fitness to new levels.
Hiking the Jesus Trail is one of 5 fitness adventures featured in our 2012 Summer Vacation Planning Guide. Explore all 5. Then, get outdoors and take your faith and fitness to new levels.
Among the sea of treadmills, stair-steppers, and stationary pedal bikes, I search the bank of TV screens for some inspiration. What can I do outside this sweaty gym? It’s time to make your summer travel plans. This year make it a true fitness adventure. I’ve compiled 5 great destinations that will have you wanting to get outdoors and get fit.
Every Body Matters is the personal growth book by bestselling author Gary Thomas. It offers a fresh perspective on how physical fitness directly impact your spiritual growth. Every Body Matters ONLINE has been developed by Faith & Fitness Magazine to provide a variety of resources and the Every Body Matters Fitness Progarm for individuals and groups.
Are you wondering what we mean by ”Legal? And Lovin’ It!”? Discover the meaning here and learn how this theme helps you make a better connection between your active fit lifestyle and the Christian faith. This special series includes perspectives from 4 guest contributors. READ ALL 5 PAGES IN THIS SERIES. Discover how to make your faith and fitness, ferocious and fun all in one.
In this article Katie Cordova says, “I have always found myself to be a hippie at heart with a very ‘peace love and happiness’ way of doing things. She says being judgemental is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. Time to enter the original ‘Judgement Free’ Zone.
Sheila Hall says there are 3 important rules to follow in your faith and fitness: love Jesus, love others, and remove the EGO. Find out how to do it and how to gain the ultimate goal as you exercise.
Bryant feels that believe habits can be unnatural. Sometimes it is necessary to do something over and over until you get it and make it a natural routine. Do it for the right reasons because it is all in the attitude.
Can you imagine what it would be like to have a personal trainer that is a tough task master and never builds a personal rapport with you? We can’t either. Kirsten, a personal trainer talks about why it is important to bring your faith to the gym.
You’ve heard of the South Beach Diet or a Los Angeles style bootcamp. They’re cool names for nice trendy programs that improve you. But if you’re ready to get a bit more extreme and improve the life of others then check out the North Korean Workout. Add a whole new edge to fitness. It’s a life changer.
New Faith & Fitness Magazine columnist Paul Batz gets straight to the point – He’s not a fitness guy. But, he does have a new fitness hero and he’s getting some much-needed motivation. Start reading and you too can get a good dose of inspiration to break a sweat every day and blend together fitness, friends and fun.
What happens when you intentionally limit your range of motion both physically and spiritually? Gary Thomas shares the story of one young mother of three, Karen. She felt trapped because she was ignoring everything below her head. To gain confidence Karen stretched and found renewed passion. This spiritual training article for both men and women is rich in Bible applications. It will encourage you to use physical fitness to stretch spiritually.
Fresh from being picked to star in a Hollywood film, England’s Christian businessman turned movie actor Allan Sealy explains how faith and fitness training are helping him prepare for his upcoming action role.
We’re all familiar with those 12-step recovery programs for alcohol or drug abuse, gambling or sexual addictions or some other life-controlling problem. But how do YOU pursue a deeper level of recovery and give God the ultimate control in your life?
Constantly changing-up your exercise routine and keeping it fresh is key to muscle growth and a good workout. The same holds true for your i-pod. Time to get a power-boost to your existing workout playlist. Check out the music and message of Soulbyte and get listening now.