A few years ago, I had been in the fitness industry for over 15 years; as a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, Health & Wellness Director/Manager and National Trainer to fitness professionals. I began having questions and a dissatisfaction for what I was seeing in the industry. I wondered why apparently healthy people (the super-lean ones, who could run forever; and ate super-healthy diets), could have major heart attacks or drop dead in the middle of a workout. I thought about all of the conflicting diet and nutrition information that left people all kinds of confused. I wondered why this industry could have a multi-billion dollar worth; with such a poor track record. I remember reading some statistics a couple years ago that said that 90 percent or so of people in the U.S. make New Year’s resolutions (with the vast majority including weight loss goals); but 80 percent fail to attain their goals. To me, that’s a travesty.
It is such a desire in my heart to shift to YHWH/God culture in the fitness industry. It’s not all about getting a certain look, getting super lean, or looking good in a swimsuit. It’s about being a good steward of this temple that the Father has blessed us with. It’s about being connected with the Most High through our spirits; prospering our souls, by renewing out minds with the word of God; so that we can have good health (Romans 12:2 & 3 John 1:2).
I’ve started a new YouTube channel, entitled: Good Thing Fitness to begin a movement in that direction. Every workout will begin with prayer and a declaration; and will be posted twice a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays). I would love to incorporate Christian, Gospel and Worship music; but the rules for this is a bit different from using music in a live in-person class. I know there’s a way; and I’m certain that my vision will come to pass. Please feel free to check out the Good Thing Fitness channel and subscribe. Have an excellent rest of your week and I’ll be “seeing” you!
Wellness Wednesday will be a little bit different. Since I’ve just started a new fitness channel on YouTube, I will be sharing a link to one of the workouts for the week; which also includes a prayer and declaration. This week’s declaration is based on Jeremiah 29:11 and is: God has great plans for my life; to bless and prosper me, and give me a hope and a future. The workout includes kegels to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles; as well as wall squats to strengthen the lower body. God bless you and have an excellent rest of your week!
I’m so thrilled to finally post this week’s wellness vid! I explain why I’m just sharing this one; which includes all of the mobility exercises shared throughout June through early August; performed as an eight minute routine.
This week’s declaration is based on Psalm 103:2 & 3 (KJV) and is: Bless the Lord/YHWH oh my soul and forget not all His benefits; who forgives all of my iniquities and heals all of my diseases. Be sure to keep His word before your eyes and speak it out of your mouth; so to get it into your heart. As always YHWH/God bless you and have an excellent rest of your week!
This week’s declaration is based on Romans 8:31 and is: “Since God is for me, no one can stand up against me.” Be sure to meditate this word to strengthen your faith and possess your promised land.
The exercise of the week is a neck mobility exercise; which can improve the range of motion in the neck, as well as alleviate aches or pains in the neck area.
In this week’s video, I demonstrate the exercise; as well as Read Romans 8:31 – 39 MSG. I think these verses are a great reminder of God’s love for us; as our nation go through so much turmoil. God bless you! Have an excellent rest of your week and I’ll see you around the blog!
This week’s declaration is based on Deuteronomy 31:8 and is: The Lord will lead me. He Himself is with me. He will not fail or leave me. I am worry-free and courageous! This powerful declaration is such a confidence booster and comfort.
The exercise of the week is a squat and push up combination for a warm up; or either for a workout. I use it for both. I love body weight exercises and feel that it’s advantageous to train the body as a unit, over training individual muscles….unless there is an injury or major muscle weakness/imbalance. I’ve included the exercises in this video. The declaration and demo is about two minutes. The additional eight minutes includes the full workout from ten squats and push ups, down to one of each. My two daughters are in the video with me. If nothing else, you’ll get a little laugh.
As always, have an EXCELLENT rest of your week; and remember that the joy of the Lord is your strength!
This week’s declaration is based on John 4:18 and is: I am fearless, because of YHWH/God’s perfect love. This week’s exercise is the Four point lunge; which is a lunge to the front, another to the side, one to the back, followed by a curtsy lunge. You would then switch and do it on the other side. When performing the exercise, be sure to keep your knee and ankle aligned. For a demonstration of the exercise click here. As always, have an EXCELLENT week and I’ll be seeing you!
This week’s declaration is based on Jeremiah 31:3 and is: God loves me with an everlasting love. He drew me with His unfailing love. I chose this verse because Valentine’s Day is approaching; and people tend to put unrealistic expectations on their spouses or significant others…..and then are disappointed when their expectations go unmet. The only unfailing love is Yeshua/Jesus. His love is not based on 1 day of the year; and it was a decision that He made……regardless of our choices and behaviors. God loves us period. He loves us because He chose to. It is my hope that when people read and meditate Jeremiah 31:3, that they would get a revelation of the God kind of love…..as defined in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
The exercise for this week is a half squat using a chair. It strengthens the glutes; which helps to prevent lower back, hamstring and knee injuries. Have an EXCELLENT rest of your week and I’ll see you around!
I hope that all finds you well. My family and I took a little staycation last week, so I’m just getting back into my groove. This week’s declaration is based on Proverbs 4:21 and is: I will keep my eyes on God’s word and see myself in it.Be sure to say it and meditate on it to get it down from your head into your heart. The exercise of the week is hoola hooping. When done correctly, it can strengthen your core muscles; so be sure to pull your belly button into your spine to keep your core muscles engaged. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you around the blog!