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Personal Training – Why?

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.

Flesh Tamers Brochure
Flesh Tamers Brochure
Flesh Tamers Brochure

Create Your Own Branded App (Like I Did)

Do you coach clients, either full time or as a side/passion job?

Maybe you are a pastor or church that wants to have an app to share video or written lessons with your members on a nightly or weekly schedule. Are you a health coach, and you want to teach others how to eat clean, healthy food? Or possibly you are a sports coach or fitness professional (Yoga anyone?). Want to teach others how to play piano?

I wanted the Flesh Tamers Fitness app to allow me to coach fitness clients with timed and sequential daily routines and allow me to create Bible studies with videos and the written word.

The branding part was important. I didn’t want to be part of someone else’s app. I wanted my brand. I wanted my logo to be the icon that my clients clicked on their phone or tablet. Not Facebook and not some other social media platform.

By combining the online coaching “craze” that’s taken over the world, paired with in-person coaching, it’s possible to reach people across the world… While delivering a higher level of service to in-person clients, with extra benefits, support, and education. And it’s all fully automated.

The result?
Happier clients and/or more engaged members
More freedom
Healthier bank balance

But building an app sounds complicated, right? It doesn’t have to be!

When I found Dan Harvey’s webinar and saw all the benefits that Passion has to offer – I jumped on it. He has helped me build an app for my own coaching business and it’s revolutionized my relationship with my clients. Flesh Tamers Fitness is my passion.

With the help of Dan and his team, I now have an online coaching business that works on MY TERMS and my clients love the new experience with my app.

Dan will show you how to transition your coaching business online. He’ll help you understand your target customer and how to reach them and he’ll even show you how to get paid to build your app! Really.

I want to recommend his upcoming training that set me on the path! Register for it here: https://onechristianman.com/lets-build-an-app-for-your-passion/

He covers:
∙How to create your app 10x quicker and cheaper than you think
∙How to turn strangers into clients… on autopilot
∙How to get paid up to $10k to launch your app

The last section is my FAVORITE – really clever and honestly mind-blowing because I always thought it would take forever to build an app and would end up getting really expensive. But Dan’s approach totally flipped my perspective.

The free training is about an hour-long, and worth every minute!
I highly recommend checking it out.

Here’s the link: https://onechristianman.com/lets-build-an-app-for-your-passion/


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The Mission of Flesh Tamers Fitness – Podcast episode

My First Marathon Training – Tulsa Route 66 Marathon OneChristianMan

The mission and purpose behind Flesh Tamers Fitness. 

The Biblical mandate to Tame the Flesh: Romans 8 and Romans 12

The war between the flesh and the Spirit: Galatian 5:16-17

Visit the site at Http://www.fleshtamers.com to find the Fitness Services I offer, Workout Gear and links to my books and other merchandise. 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUPPLEMENTS FOR MEN OVER 40

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUPPLEMENTS FOR MEN OVER 40
As men become more educated about their health and more in tune with their bodies’ needs, many strive to be proactive with their bodies. Men need to know that health can fade and it is good to understand how essential it is to take preventive measures to shield long-term well-being.

For men, one of the most critical times in terms of staying healthy and active is the middle-age years. This is where many health problems begin, and the effects of unhealthy habits finally emerge. Therefore, around age 40 is an excellent time to record your baselines and make sure that you are assisting your physical and emotional well-being both spiritually and nutritionally.

This strategic intervention encompasses smart lifestyle choices, but it can also include nutritional supplements to add energy, assist in weight loss and improving health balance. The best supplements for 40+ men should not only benefit their current needs but also help safeguard their future.

For men 40 years of age and older, if you are looking to support your health, increase your energy levels, improve your mood and mental alertness, and even improve the symptoms of your chronic health condition, getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals every day is vital. If you are just starting to think about taking dietary supplements, many multivitamins provide a full dose of what your body needs. But not all supplements are created equal. Make sure you research the source of those supplements and the manufacturing process.

While your nutritional regimen and exercise are the best way to get the body in shape and lose weight, supplements can be a good way to fill in the gaps. Supplements can help with muscle growth and recovery while improving overall health and well-being. In short, supplements are valuable additions to your healthy lifestyle.

According to health researchers, the body of men in their 40s needs additional essential minerals and vitamins to perform daily functions. They assist your body function in almost every aspect. Without them, your digestive system would not work correctly, your heart would not beat efficiently, and your bones would break more easily. In short, they are truly miraculous! And as we age our bodies need an extra boost.

Ideally, you could get nutrients from the food you eat. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be challenging to obtain, partly due to availability, cost, and low potency of vitamins in the current supply of fresh food. Secondarily, many fruits are remarkably high in sugar. Even with the benefit of added fiber, the sugar content in fruit can be too high for some.

Fortunately, supplementation comes to the rescue, especially when it comes to fitness and exercise. While I am not a licensed nutritionist, based on my research, I recommend that you first focus on getting adequate proteins, carbohydrates, and fats (called macronutrients) as well as vitamins and minerals (also called micronutrients) recommended for your age group and gender.

As mentioned, your first path of action should be a healthy diet. You should always eat clean and colorful foods.

Health researchers recommend eating:
● Fruits
● Vegetables
● Unsaturated fats
● Whole Grains
● Good Protein

At the same time, men over 40 need to limit:
● Very refined grains
● Eating saturated and trans fats.
● Sugar

The Best Supplements for men over 40 according to some studies:
● Vitamin D
● Vitamin B12
● Vitamin B3
● Vitamin B6
● Vitamin E
● Vitamin A
● Vitamin C
● Omega-3 Fatty Acids
● Vitamin B2
● Vitamin B9 (or Folic Acid)

Pre-workout supplements for men 40+ can include creatine, caffeine, beta-alanine, and nitrates, which may help improve strength and burn fat and keep you feeling energized. Just make sure to consult your doctor.

Health researchers explain that many men in their 40s who eat well may still be at risk of being deficient in a particular vitamin, which leads to the need for dietary supplements. In fact, in the world at large, many men in their 40s are deficient in calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, C and E, even when they eat well.

A good example: men who live in cloudy environments tend not to get enough sunlight, leading to a vitamin D deficiency, according to health researchers.

Extensive research also claims that 40-year-old men living with dietary restrictions or health conditions such as Crohn’s disease or celiac disease, which inhibit proper nutrient absorption, may also need supplements.

Many researchers advise men in their 40s to choose supplements that provide a complete once daily multivitamin. Also, supplements that would provide antioxidant support and promote cellular and eye health.

Conclusion
Ultimately, the most important thing men can do is pay attention to their health. It is a known fact that men, especially men over 40, are less likely to seek medical assistance to monitor their health.

For this reason, men must avoid being flippant about their own physical and nutritional needs. In short, don’t assume it will be fine! If you feel unwell, see a doctor.

Above all, be sure to eat clean, sleep well, manage stress, and prioritize consistent physical activity and occasional high intensity workouts. All these actions will ensure that you stay healthy while achieving sustainable fitness gains.

Disclaimer: I am not a physician or nutritionist. I have only done my own research. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist as needed.

How to stick to your exercise routine during the holiday season

How to stick to your exercise routine during the holiday season.

The holiday season is one of the most challenging times to stay motivated to be healthy and keep fit. Holidays have a high tendency to cause quite a bit of disruption to our everyday exercise routines and staying motivated to get into the gym can be a little more difficult.

So why is it so difficult to stay motivated on vacation? 

Well, during the holiday season it is much easier to find excuses, the food is tastier, and it is a hectic time of year. Between work, family, planning, and parties finding time for a gym session can be next to impossible. With the wintry weather and delicious food, many of us are tempted to spend our free time lying by the fire on a full stomach and chilling out with loved ones instead of going to the gym for a sweat session. The problem is that even if we enjoyed it at that time, we would soon regret it when the holidays are over.

Below are nine tips to help you stick to your workout routine during holidays

1. Plan Ahead

During busy vacation weeks (especially those that involve travel), look ahead and plan when and where you can get some exercise. Find out where you will work out, if it would be at a relative’s home, outdoors or in a hotel gym. That way, you can prepare yourself for what workout gear may or may not be available to you (and what equipment you may need to pack) and start the week with realistic expectations and the comfort of having a plan.

2. Schedule plans for your workouts

Studies have shown that planning your workouts increases the probability of completing them. To ensure that you workout, mark it in your phonebook or calendar, alongside business meetings and family gatherings.

3.Get up and get to work

Whether you have an office party or just a million errands to run after work, there are plenty of holiday events and things to do that threaten to derail your afternoon or evening workouts. Stretching your body in the morning ensures exercise is ticked off your list before more demands of this busy season get in the way. It also helps set the tone for a productive, stress-free day.

4. Pre-Game (With a Sweat Session)

Before you start getting ready for that bad sweater party or family dinner, set aside 15 minutes for a quick high-intensity interval training (HIIT), you can do anywhere to get your heart rate and energy up. Pick five movements such as jump squats, jack squats, mountain climbers, and pushups and go through three rounds of them, working for 45 seconds and resting for 15 seconds. In addition to going to your festivities with that post-workout effect, you’ll also reap the benefits of a fast metabolism. Due to the high-intensity nature of HIIT, your body continues to work hard to recover for hours after you finish your workout.

5. Travel with your training equipment

When you’re about to hit the road during the holiday season, take some simple training tools with you so you can get a little exercise wherever your trip takes you. Try to travel as much as possible with two long resistance bands and three small ring bands of different resistances. With just these bands, you can do a full-body workout, even in a small hotel room. 

6. Try a training app

Not sure what exercises to do when you’re in your grandmother’s basement or have more time than usual at the gym?  Don’t let uncertainty get in your way. There are a whole lot of great exercise apps and training programs online that can give you an expert workout program at the tip of your finger. Many platforms offer plenty of equipment-free workouts, too, so you can squeeze in good training anytime, anywhere, without having to overthink. Of course, I recommend the Flesh Tamers Fitness app.

7. Keep it fast

On days when a 45- or 60-minute workout could seem impossible, do a short-time exercise where you can sweat quickly for 15-20 minutes. There are a whole lot of benefits you can reap from a focused 20-minute workout. Plus, it’ll keep you consistent so you can get back to your usual routine when the holiday is over.

8. Make moving(walking) a habit

Time spent with family on vacation often involves a lot of food and treats, and perhaps less exercise than usual. Get the whole family to do some training (formal or informal). If you don’t have a kid (or dog) to take for a walk, you can get the whole family moving by signing up for a charity walk or turkey trot or reindeer Trot.

9. Make a Playlist to Get Yourself into the Workout Mind-Set

If your scheduled workout time is making you weary, put on one of your favorite songs to help you shift gears and motivate you to exercise. Once your energy and motivation increase, get to it.

How to stick to your exercise routine during the holiday season