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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.
Devin Ricker has a rock-hard body and good looks. But he has something more - an inner-strength that comes only from faith. Like so many men, his temptation with online pornography led to an addiction. Combined with that he thought cursing was a sign of his masculinity. These things led to loneliness and self-contempt. Learn how God helped Devin to turn things right-side up. Get tips so you can too.
“That’s my boy!” There’s a bond between a father and a son that can be more powerful than any other relationship on earth. Maybe you have it, maybe you don’t. Either way, get active together and stay active together. You guys are a team. You need each other and the world needs you. Share your “Father-Son Active Lifestyle” photo for a chance to win.
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.
Fitness magazines are an endless barrage of the ultimate male telling men how to “be more” and “have it all”. James Ellis is on many of the covers. You may find it challenging to attain his level of physique --- even if you follow the diet and workout tips to the letter. BUT, James has a workout that the typical fitness magazine doesn’t cover. It’s a spiritual workout, it’s Bible-based and it’s tough. It is the most important workout a man can do because you need to be a model too --- A model of true spiritual fitness. Watch the video of the Noel Daganta photo shoot for Faith & Fitness Magazine. In it James and Lauren McBride discuss time management and faith.
Guys, many of the physical jobs you do will require strong biceps. Many of the life experiences you have will require even stronger faith. Want to build both? Then join with Adam in some exercises for hard biceps and solid faith. It’s time to rock!
At age 49 Paul Batz attended the funeral of a friend --- also 49. His friend, overweight, rejected the thought that he “had to” workout. Though Paul doesn’t always find exercise to be enjoyable, he’s learning that he “gets to” workout. “Have to” – “Get to”, there is an attitude difference. And, it makes all the difference in the world.
Guys, do you like to play sports or lift weights? Ever wonder how you take those interests and do something more with them? For Rob Killen, he followed God’s leading and started ChurchFitness.com a service to help churches reach people through fitness. He wants you to pick up some basic principles to help others.
As a kid in elementary school I was teased. But it was a few years later in the high school weight room that I discovered the attitude and skills that led to a transformation. Today I maintain the muscle gains I’ve made. I do that not just to look good and be healthy. I do it because I lost my fear and gained a whole lot more than confidence. Men want and need to be physically strong – but we must be spiritually strong. Here is how you can do both.
Men have a powerful deep-down God-given need to push hard, have self-discipline and continually reach new heights. Through hard work and a good diet David Morin has achieved that chiseled-ab torso. But if you think it is all about the look then think again. David invites you to work a plan that at the core is all about giving glory to God. Got Guts? Give Glory!
Canada’s expansive wilderness can be a huge territory to cover especially if you serve as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. But for Kristian Josok, a career in policing is only part of the story. He is a DJ, bodybuilder, husband and father. Kristian talks about how men can be versatile and yet maintain balance. Listen to streaming audio of one of Kristian’s mixes while you read.
It can by tricky to make fitness fun and challenging for a child age 6 to 11. You may find it is even more difficult to make exercise fun and challenging for you. Not to worry. We have ideas for every short attention span – for every child AND every dad.
Children who are 5 and younger love to be active with a courageous father. Exercising with child at this age is a great time to establish a good father/child workout routine. A small child can hang out with you almost anywhere you want to train.
Putting tools like a cell phone or car keys in your teen’s hands helps him or her to communicate and get to where he or she is going. Here are exercise ideas you can do with your teen. Give your teen the tools to be active, spiritually fulfilled and confident in you as a COURAGEOUS man.
Here are 5 top reasons guys don’t exercise. What are your excuses? Come on, wake up dad and get with it!
Hungry? How hungry are you for ideas that will help you take your love of food to the next level? Sink your teeth into this buffet of family eating initiatives. Transform your family’s approach to good nutrition and family fellowship --- starting with your next meal.
So, do you go to Gold’s Gym, Ballys, Lifetime Family Fitness, the Y, or some other gym. Maybe you go to a church fitness facility, a community recreation center or a college athletic center. Maybe you go to --- none of the above. No problem! We’ve got indoor exercises you can start doing right now.
Go ahead and say it, “Let me out of here!” We’re meant to be outdoors. But, busy schedules, commitments and personal agendas keep us indoors too much. Your kids want it. Oblige them, have the courage to get active and get out – in the great outdoors.
The Busy Man’s Guide To Fitness shows you how to make time for fitness, family and friends. As a registered user you can share your own busy-man tips.
In theaters September 30, the movie COURAGEOUS inspires men with a newfound urgency to be active with those most dear to them. This special section produced by Faith & Fitness Magazine provides free online resources to help men bring greater fitness and faith to their family and community. Watch the movie trailer now.
Most fathers aren’t fitness models like David Bravo. But all fathers model life for their children. Good and bad, dads set the example. In this revealing story, David shares how God has used his life journey to shape his relationship with his son. He discusses the top 6 things on the mind of a single dad – good insights for all fathers to apply every day.
Young men and big muscles --- Not every guy has them or even wants them but they all want a strong identity. From an early age Nick Wright has been bodybuilding. Now he wants to help build a team of young people that reach for more than weights and peer acceptance to find their true strength in Jesus Christ.
Good news men - your gal appreciates your hot bod and the hours you spend sweating…at the gym. BUT --- She wants more. And you can give it to her. Don’t be satisfied with just average. Master these 10 steps and get results that are out of this world.
What if your pastor not only challenged you to climb a mountain he did it with you. Mike Daly shares how his pastor was there with him from idea, through training and all the way to the summit.
Here it is --- Ben Booker’s exclusive six-pack solution just for men! Print it, take it to the gym and see amazing results in just 15 minutes. OK, it is going to be more like 15 days – at least! Can you handle a strict diet of sacrifice? Mmmmm, ouch, oh yeah.
Bodybuilding.com is a website that boasts being “the future of bodybuilding”. More than 450,000 people have created their own personal BodySpace profile. If you look beyond all the egos and self-promotion you’ll find one of those profiles belongs to John Rozmus. The University of Cincinnati student uses his BodySpace to model more than muscles. John’s online presentation represents a growing number of people who are motivated to seek God and find multiple ways to actively live out their faith in Jesus and make a difference.
Tension is what makes you strong. Sometimes, when training for strength and mastering that tension you find that shortcuts present themselves as options. A couple of years ago, my marriage was in trouble. It was a whole different kind of tension. Just like exercise makes the body stronger, no matter how unpleasant at the time, temptation is a necessary tension, a necessary stress in strengthening your faith.
Thanks to the new Twilight movie every young man will now be compared against Taylor Lautner’s character Jacob Black. Men are flooding gyms in unprecedented numbers in order to change the appearance of their bodies. Body image can be a heavy weight to carry unless you find balance. Dr. Garrett Gilchrist presents a challenging report that will help you look at the male physique and all it can reveal.
Every guy has one. That “Honey-Do List” is filled with jobs that range from tricky to tough. Oh, if only those chores could be as fun as a good workout at the gym. Dallas-based trainer Eric Wrona says now they can. Get ready to tie your training to those tasks you do for her. Discover how Physical Fitness + Passionate Attitude = Sweet Reward!