From the first moments of 2015, I believed this year would be a season of shaking and shifting.
Praying in my room at midnight on New Year’s Eve, I sensed that this would be a season of “crossing over” – one where hard times and shake-ups might propel the true warrior into a new season. A season of renewal and transition, one requiring greater strength.
I’ve heard the same from many others: Something is shifting. Excuses or weakness won’t fit into this season. It’s time to stand strong. Does that resonate with you?
I’ve always hated the idea of being weak. Maybe because I was a shy little girl, feeling like I had no voice, so often overlooked. I wanted to be outgoing and fascinating, because my natural quietness seemed to be interpreted as weak and unattractive. I admired strong female characters in movies – the badass entrepreneurs in power suits and stilettos, and the tough chick that could hang with the big boys.
Perhaps that’s why as a teenager, my first dive into the fitness world was a deep one. I recall one day of total frustration, jumping on the treadmill after work, running as hard and fast as I could. The stress flew away as I pounded my feet to Linkin Park, like I was punching my causes of frustration in the face. I felt strong, and free; like an overcomer.
The whole fitness world fascinated me: the culture, the energy, the ways you could adapt food and workouts to completely change your body. A world that says, “You don’t have to stay the way you are – you can change. You don’t have to be seen as weak.”
Old Things Made New
A number of years and several professions later, I found myself back in love with the fitness world with a renewed passion and zeal. This time with a more mature understanding that true strength is about much more than being outwardly tough.
As I lifted heavier and pushed my body in ways I didn’t think possible, God taught me I could overcome not only physical, but spiritual weakness, if I just made the effort.
He taught me lessons about fighting for the best, perseverance through pain, faith in a vision; the parallels between the spiritual and physical never seemed to end.
Change Has Come For You & Me
Remember my New Year’s promise of change?
I’ve had more than my share of loss and change ever since, requiring emotional strength and trust in God’s goodness. But it’s had an interesting spin: it prompted me to seek new possibilities, and God responded to my prayers with renewed vision for my life’s trajectory.
My love of personal training and fitness coaching has once again come alive, and this time, it’s not just for me. This time, my deep dive into the fitness world is all about you.
The winds of change that I sensed are calling to renew YOU with physical, emotional, and spiritual strength. My personal training programs are built by seeking God first, asking how he wants to teach, encourage, heal, and strengthen you, just like he has me. And I am so honored to do this alongside you as coach, warrior, trainer, and friend.
If you’ve been feeling like it’s time to get back in shape, or regain strength, this is just for you.
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God…He will not grow tired or weary…. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40