Are you AWAKE & ALIVE?

Do you ever wonder where some people get all that energy to do all these “things in life” and do them well?  Do you ever say to yourself, “Self, I am not alive inside, something is missing!”?  I hear it a lot. People are not pleased at where they are in life, something is missing. It’s like they are missing the mark, the higher calling in their life, but yet they don’t know what that [...]

Steel Cut Vs. Regular Oatmeal

One of my favorite things to eat in the mad morning dash is Steel Cut Oatmeal. If you haven’t tried it I encourage you to indulge yourself.  I hear the buzz in the gym questioning if it is actually better than rolled oats. I did some investigating and here is what I found: Steele Cut Oatmeal Steel Cut Oatmeal IS better for you than regular rolled oats because steel cut is less processed, less fat, [...]

Arm Yourself is Underway!

If you missed the first class, no worries! Come on out to the next one and we’ll get you caught up. Even if you know you are going to miss a few, it’s worth it! You are also given a Fitness booklet to help keep you focused.This week was: Aerobics/Interval Training & a little preview of Christian YogaNext week is: Bottom’s Up – You wont want to miss this one! * Bring your booklet, yoga mat [...]

The Makers Diet

Have you ever read the book The Maker’s Diet? If not, it’s a good read if you enjoy nutrition and fitness and seeing how God can change a life through both of those methods.  It also gives a great deal of info on how “The Maker”, God, tells us to eat. God did make the foods we eat and our bodies, so He really should have the best info – ya think?  It is interesting [...]

NOISE – A Way COOL Experience!

Sometimes there is just way too much noise to even hear our own thoughts. Distractions can come from anywhere and they can also come from within. Our minds can and should slow down to listen to life, listen to ourselves and listen to God. I was practicing listening to this still small voice a few summers ago. Have you ever heard that “still small voice” inside of you?  You know that still small quiet voice [...]

Don’t Starve Yourself!

Do you know how many calories you consume daily?  Do you know how many calories you burn daily?  Why are these questions important? If you are taking in more calories than you are burning – you will gain weight. How much weight? There are 3500 calories in 1lb.  If you take in 4,000 calories one day and only burn 3,000 calories you have a balance of 1,000 calories. If you continue this cycle in less [...]

5 Reasons To Exercise With Others

Don’t go in it alone! If you were to go on a road trip across the country would you do it alone? (well some of us might think we would want to or at least leave some children behind) But think about it…there are certain things we should do with others, like going on vacations, cliff diving, deep water fishing and…exercising. For some of us, we haven’t found that person that can run the same [...]

It All Takes Time

The Key to any workout is repetition! Golden Rule: Perform 3 times a week of an exercise, waiting 48 hours before working those specific muscles again. (if you work biceps, you should not work them again for 48 hours) The goal is to do it 3 times per week! I have heard this story before and wanted to share. To make it more fun…imagine with me, for 2 minutes, that this is you: “You wake [...]

Arm Yourself 6 Week Christian Fitness Course

*This 6 weeks program is designed for women, but men can attend Christian Yoga for free to try it out.  There will be other programs for couples & men coming in the future. Your Name and Free Friend Name: Equipment Needed: Yoga Mat or Large Towel, Tennis Shoes, Water Bottle  If you don’t have the name of your friend yet, you can always email that info before class starts to sarah_hansel@mchsi.com Please see the additional [...]