The Fit Pastors Story
It all started in the life of a student pastor in 2004. He was obese. Out of shape. Unhealthy. Unfit. He decided he was not fit behind the pulpit. He helped himself and then started helping others in 2006 as a personal trainer. You can read that journey of transformation here.
We quickly learned how unhealthy the majority of ministers are and as the leaders go, so goes the church. We recognized that most ministers don’t have biblical teaching, professional coaching, and intentional accountability. Church leaders are busy, however without physical health… none of it will be possible.
Check out what happened to District Youth Director Lee Terry as he received coaching from Fit Pastors! His wife Renae joined the party as well and dropped 40 pounds. This is what we desire for you! You can watch his video interview here.
“The Youth Pastors have nick named me Half Lee! I love it. I am so glad I took the first steps in contacting Fit Pastors! The process of accountability and encouragement has made a huge difference. I took 8 inches off my waistline and shed 68 pounds. I am well on my way to making this a life long decision rather than a fad diet. I feel so much better and look better too! My overall health is so far above what it was just four months ago! Enjoy the pics of your success – thanks for cheering me on!!”
As pastors began getting in better shape, we received messages, chats, texts and tweets about life stuff – real stuff. Ministers told us about being lonely, their marriage issues, and church problems. We thought the biggest need was physical health, we began to see it wasn’t. It was about community with other ministers. Ministers are real people with real lives and they need a community to belong to that is deeper than the next conference or sectional luncheon.
After a year, we reassessed our priorities and Fit Pastors was birthed in January of 2014 with a stream-lined focus to offer something that wasn’t currently available… fitness coaching for pastors.
Our goal is to provide quality fitness coaching from a Christian perspective at affordable pricing.
Today, Fit Pastors serves hundreds of people, pastors, church leaders, missionaries, and a multitude of churches. When pastors and churches apply our coaching and content, many see a dramatic shift in their physical health from fads to lifestyle living. It not only affects their physical health but transcends into every other area of their lives.
The mission of Fit Pastors is bigger than just getting fit physically. It’s about getting fit holistically. Fit Pastors is here for you… period.