Participating in and directing fitness events, weightlifting, and running are my favorite hobbies. I call them hobbies, but it is really a part of my lifestyle. When I started moving away from a sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle for improved health and confidence, it just became my hobby also.
At this point, I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and I hold a specialized certification is Performance Enhancement.
But the main goal of my fitness journey is to extend and invigorate the mission I have been given by my creator; to share the Gospel of Jesus for as long as God has me in this flesh tent. And to help others do the same. This is why I want to be your personal trainer.
You might ask why I decided to get certified as a personal trainer, especially since the Lord has blessed me with a great career already. Well, it all started with my own journey to physical fitness and how I got there.
You see, my father was 46 years old when he had a heart attack and had stents implanted in his heart. He is a twenty-year Army veteran. Both of my grandfathers died in their mid-seventies, both hard working men, neither of them had an office job sitting behind a desk all day like me.
In my late twenties and early thirties, stress and poor eating habits started causing physical issues in my body. I was overweight, lacked confidence, had odd stress induced issues like my heart racing and my prostate swelling, I wasn’t in a good place physically. I wasn’t being impactful in my career or in the kingdom work.
But one day, after having decided that I had to make a change, someone told me how their personal trainer had told them about an App to help them understand their nutritional intake and needs. I looked it and started using it. Within a year, I had lost thirty pounds. I have now logged my daily nutrition and exercise in this app for 1802 days consecutively and I’ve lost sixty pounds while building lean muscle (I’ve reached my goal body fat%). Good habits are formed after twenty-one days I’m told.
After the nutrition was under control, then the fitness needed work. A co-worker of mine, who was also a knowledgeable fitness trainer, started working with me at the gym. And after a few weeks, I was a full-blown gym enthusiast.
Of course, stress still happens in my career and in life. But the physical issues that accompanied the stress years ago are no longer there. If I start feeling frustrated, I release that with a good workout session instead of eating something that isn’t fueling my body for the mission. My confidence to speak with others and to share my thoughts has increased as my physical health has increased. And this helps me to be more impactful in my home and community.
I created the Flesh Tamers Fitness program to help others lose weight, become heart healthy, increase lean muscle mass, build self-confidence, and extend their mission for God’s glory. I want to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
Anything you see for sale on this site, like the Clothing, affiliate items or even Consulting and Digital offerings will help fund this mission of Flesh Tamers Fitness.
My fitness programs are low cost compared to industry standards, and they are partially funded by the other items on this site.
The Flesh Tamers business expenses are in paying the monthly fees for the App (in the app stores and online at http://fleshtamersfitness.passion.io ), the advertising to get more people into the program and the cost of producing the videos and remaining certified and up to date in the latest fitness trends.
This isn’t a non-profit, but my goal is that eventually the fitness side of the house is funded and expanding.
If you are interested in a personal training program that is Christ centered and results oriented, check out my latest brochure below and contact me for other options as needed.
Ladies, you are welcome to join as well. My wife, Jamie, will guide you through the programs that I build for you, and we’ll help make sure you are successful.
Why does a loving God allow suffering and evil? Why doesn’t God take away all our temptation? Why do I keep having doubts about God and the Truth of His son Jesus?
Each one of us struggle with these questions at some point in our life journey.
Digging deeper into another tactic of Satan; using confusion and distraction to steal, kill and destroy. The main goal is to keep men in darkness and unable to hear the Gospel. Proverbs 4:19 states: “But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.”
A Reason for Evil, Suffering and Temptation Truth: The Ultimate Battle
Below is a short excerpt from the book on the topic of suffering.
Constant contact and conflict with evil and oppression of all kinds are necessary actions of the moral effort of developing true Christlike manliness. To learn not to shrink from conflict, a man must face conflict. Jesus Christ did not ever shrink from conflict with evil, even when He knew at that moment, He was going to feel the strike of human pain both emotionally and physically. Certainly, He felt hunger during His temptation in the wilderness. He felt heart ache many times, but most certainly as Lazarus is dying and his family mourning. He felt disappointment as he is betrayed and when His disciples leave Him. He suffered with the feeling of separation from His father as He hung on that cross with the sins of the world on His shoulders.
Below is a short excerpt from the book on the topic of Truth.
Facing and believing the truth is one of the most important trials for man in this fallen world. It is crucial to be an objective observer of what is, rather than what you wish it were. A real man calls it like it is and refuses to look away from actual reality. The most important truth is that the God of the universe who created all things, came as a man to take on our sin, and then hung on a cross for it, rising from the dead three days later. In so doing, He destroyed death, and now we await His return when He will not come humbly, but in blazing glory with His powerful angels to bring judgment on the earth and gather up His Church.
Read John 13:26-38 and answer the following questions:
What Truths was Peter unable to grasp?
Why did Jesus want Peter to know the Truth?
Can you think of any Truth in your own life that you struggle to accept? How would your life be different if you could accept it?
Memorize and meditate this week on John 8:32, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (NASB).
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It doesn’t matter if you are doing cardio, resistance training or power focused exercise, training the body each day depletes vital nutrients from our bodies. That’s why proper nutrition is important.
One of the supplements I use is called Elite. It isn’t my only source, but it has a distinct set of vital nutrients to help me relax, reset my hormonal balance, and fortify my body’s needed nutrients.
Elite is a formula designed to improve your overall well-being. By harnessing the power of super herbs, antioxidants and nutrients, Elite helps to support the immune system, reduce stress, aid cognitive function, help sustain balanced hormones, and promote emotional well-being, all while offering younger-looking skin.
With Elite’s fusion of incredibly advanced superior antioxidants, age-defying botanicals and powerful nutrients, your body will be well-equipped to stand strong.
We all need better digestion to boost our immune systems, better hydration, improved nutrient absorption, less stress, less fatigue, and a better night’s sleep to live an elite life — thankfully, you don’t have to look far because Elite can address all of these needs.
BENEFITS • Serves to support nerve cells • Supports cognitive function and mental performance • Helps reduce stress and elevates mood • Supports exercise recovery • Helps support a strong immune system • Promotes healthy skin • Hormone support • Low-glycemic and gluten-free
Frequently Asked Questions What does Elite do? • Serves to support nerve cells • Supports cognitive function and mental performance • Helps reduce stress and elevates mood • Supports exercise recovery • Helps support a strong immune system • Promotes healthy skin • Hormone balance support • Low-glycemic and gluten-free
What are the key ingredients in Elite and what do they do?
Astaxanthin • Boosts the body’s immune system and supports organ, connective tissue and skin health with 3,000 times the strength of resveratrol and 800 times the strength of
CoQ10 • Considered one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature • Shown to fight free radicals 6,000 times better than vitamin C, 550 times better than vitamin E, and 40 times better than beta carotene • Helps protect brain, heart and joint health • Supports healthy endurance and energy levels • Rejuvenates skin from within by improving skin moisture levels and elasticity
Ashwagandha • Often called the “ultimate mood food,” ashwagandha helps reduce cortisol, the body’s stress hormone • Helps decrease fatigue and increase energy while also promoting a restful night’s sleep • Supports cognitive health and brain function, including memory • Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range • Supports collagen, joint and bone health • Rejuvenates skin from within by improving skin moisture levels and elasticity
Indian Gooseberry • A super-antioxidant beauty food that helps inhibit the breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid, leading to smoother, more hydrated skin • Reduces wrinkles and dryness • Supports cognitive function and mental performance • High in phytochemicals and antioxidants that help fight free radicals which cause oxidative damage • Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels and support cardiovascular health • Supports healthy liver function
L-Lysine • An essential amino acid that promotes skin health through the formation of collagen and supports good bone health by increasing calcium absorption • Helps support workout recovery • Helps reduce stress-induced anxiety • Supports a healthy gut
Aloe • Delivering essential amino acids to your body, aloe supports healthy functioning of the immune and digestive systems, and also promotes positive muscle and joint function • Promotes the absorption of nutrients • Contains vitamins, minerals, trace metals, and 18 of the 21 amino acids • Contains positive flora which help the entire digestive tract • Provides enhanced antioxidant support
Holy Basil • Serves to support nerve cells • Cognitive-enhancing antioxidant that helps normalize stress hormones and enhance adrenal function • Supports healthy immune function Evening Primrose • Aids in overall skin health • Can help with irritability • Supports women’s monthly cycle Red Clover • Helps boost collagen production and reduce skin aging • Provides menopausal support • Positively affects prostate health
Try it out using this link and also help support my fitness ministry:
Being spiritually and physically healthy requires Taming the Flesh. Galatians 5:16-17
Please, friends, take an active role in your health. Your body and mind are meant for service, for good works planned for you before you were born. God has planned a purpose for your life journey. Be ready for it, in season and out of season.
Free workouts have been added to the Flesh Tamers Fitness App to help you get started!