Fitness and Spirituality


I had an amazing lunch about 10min ago and I feel convicted to share the experience I had. I met with a group of guys that are all pursuing fitness with Christ on their hearts. It was an amazing thing to see. All these gentleman were Executives for their companies. They are in a position of power and influence. What I was inspired most by was that fitness is truly becoming a vehicle of power. If you are a fitness entrepreneur and you are successful, what next?

How do you use this “power”?

What do you do with it?

Why have you been given this “power”?

My company is pretty unique. We are intimately placed in the homes of 1000’s of people. We create and manage the fitness amenity in luxury apartments. Yes, I’m proving exceptional personal training, fun and popular fitness classes, and we add to the culture of the property… but what does God want me to do with this? This is my prayer every day.

Fitness is an area of “Spiritual War” said Jeremy Thiel. I agree. It’s a dangerous thing. Superficial? Idols? Obsessions? Exploitation? How do you make sure that you are being Godly in your business? The answer is prayer and reading the Word of God. It is easier said than done. You want to be a leader to those who work for you, but it is a full on job of integrity and trust. You can not do it alone.

I’m blessed… so blessed with my wife, my church, and great men in my life that God works through to help me run a fitness company that is ultimately a Missional Business. “It has to be a slow burn” said Chris Allman.

I may have taken the risk of losing some readers or followers for my strong voice, but I think it is time to get a “little extreme”, right Matt Carter? My goal is to use my company to build relationships and serve people in whatever way God wants me to, and I am so thankful that my heart desires that.

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you will discern the Will of God; what is good, acceptable, and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 (Thanks Amber).


  1. Way to go. I will personally support you!


  2. Hey, thanks man!


  3. Nice piece, SM!


  4. This is great! I am so proud of you! 🙂


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  6. Awesome read. Thx!


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