Workout Emergency!

Hello Everyone! For those of you that do not know me, I am Janice, and I started working with the Fortified Family earlier this year.  I want to express my thanks to those of you who participate in my classes and all of you who have welcome me with open arms. I want to invite […]

From Pain to Improving My Body for God’s Glory

There Was Daily Pain… I have suffered with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and fibromyalgia for over 12 years. I have also had several surgeries and a joint replacement due to the damage from RA. Pain is a part of RA and for a time, there was daily pain. There were also many days when I could […]

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 […]

I became FORTIFIED

I am an avid cyclist who enjoys riding every day – weather permitting. Riding my bike 20 or 30 miles a day wasn’t doing enough for me so I looked for another alternative.  That is when I found Wayne Burns at Fortified Fitness. I started working out with Wayne in the afternoons in May of […]

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 […]

Thankful for God’s Provision

You have been so encouraging, loving, supportive and excited with me along this journey I am on. However you have contributed (smiles, kind words, encouragements, meals, prayers, financially, HUGS, exercising together, friendship, questions – opportunities to share, reminders of Truth) – they are all appreciated and so treasured to me!! Thank you! It is kind of long […]

The Scale… what it is and what it is not

What is the purpose of the scale? Why should I weigh once a week? What the scale is not! According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a scale is “an instrument or machine for weighing”.  So, the purpose of the scale is to measure the weight of an object or person. The scale is a tool […]

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 […]

Hard Work or Is It?

A lot of people have commented on all the hard work I have done to lose weight. It’s interesting because of course, in some ways it has been hard work, but it doesn’t feel like hard work. From the beginning, it has been intentionality every single day! From the beginning, it has been intentionality every […]