A Mother & Daughter Connection Through Fitness

When I first started working out with Wayne, I was really nervous. When I walked in to Fortified Fitness, he made me feel comfortable and I didn’t feel pressured to meet the expectations. After working out with Wayne, I was able to develop a stronger sense of self-confidence. God created the human body in a way that is […]

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

I was quickly approaching the “Big 40” and was ready to make a change. The grandfather I never knew had passed away of a heart attack at 55. It’s okay to put yourself first, especially when it’s your health. Fortified Fitness is a safe, comfortable, non-intimidating place to make that change. To watch small changes […]

Age is Just a Number

I’m so proud of Brenda Wilson and the incredible progress she has made in less than a year at Fortified Fitness! She is working hard and it shows!! She is a flourishing example of how age is just a number! She talked to me over a year ago at church about wanting to implement some change in her life to […]

Did I Really Just Run Every Day for a Year?

Did I really just run every day for a year?  When I attended my first Momentum Run class, I would have easily – hands down – been elected “LEAST likely to complete a run challenge.” I whined about everything from strength training to breathing, and I especially whined at the mere thought of getting up […]

Give it my best, Commit the Rest

“I live for God, for the faith that I have in Him. Knowing the sacrifices that Jesus Christ made on the cross for me and feeling like it’s in God’s hands, all I have to do is just give my best, commit the rest to Him. Everything else is taken care of. That takes the […]

Not the running type, but always a runner

I am not the running type. I was never a college or high school athlete. I never even played a sport in elementary school. Well, I played softball a couple of years, AND I cheered…before cheerleading was considered a sport. In high school we did some pretty cool stunts, but if you ask my sister…still […]

I am in better shape than 5 yrs ago…

I am sharing this not because it’s good but because I would like for you to be encouraged as much as I am encouraged. I have just run these 2 miles after a month of not running… First I had a hurt foot, then I had a hurt back, then I had a sore throat, now […]

It Works!

I started using My Fitness Pal 75 days ago. Today I went to the doctor, who was very pleased to see that I had lost 23 pounds since my last visit 3 months ago. I haven’t exercised as much as I need to, and there were about 3 – 5 days I went over my […]

running without stopping

The following is a Facebook post I wanted to share of a friend of mine. I have been working with Laura Harle for over a year now and have watched her lose weight, workout consistently getting stronger and stronger, physically but more importantly mentally and spiritually, i have watched her start walking and eventually running her […]

Fellowship of the UNASHAMED

I’m a part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His and I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed. My present makes sense. My future is […]