Being raised in a family that made time to enjoy physical activities such as swimming, riding bikes, and playing sports influenced me to pursue a career as a personal trainer. On top of that the love of Christ was also introduced early on to my siblings and me by my parents. Combining my faith with a passion for fitness, I’ve grown to understand that our health and capabilities are all gifts from God. To this day it is my strong belief that when we honor our health we honor Christ. We express our gratitude to the gift-giver when we take care of the gift.
Fitness Friday’s at A House on Beekman is meant to encourage health as a whole – body, mind, and spirit. I strive to make fitness fun, especially in this group setting. But I also strive to make the classes educational, teaching proper form, techniques, and programming that help reduce or prevent pain in the body and show how to use our exercise time efficiently. I also have the hope to encourage family engagement through movement, like I was brought up. It’s not only beneficial for the body and mind but also uplifting to the spirit and to our relationships with others, be it family, friends, or neighbors. Mindful, quality time spent with our loved ones balances out this virtuous cycle which also includes overall health conditioning, more energy to care for our everyday needs and very importantly, a foundation for setting good and active examples for our children.
We not only honor God when we take care of our health but we also honor our lives presently to help establish a strong and secure future. With good health we are able to accomplish the tasks given us with more strength, energy, and optimism. And when we take care of our health to the best of our ability and allow God to do the rest and the impossible, we have more opportunity to live the lives He designed for us to live.
**Our Fitness Friday class is every Friday from 9:15am – join us!**