By Paul Batz
At age 49 Paul Batz attended the funeral of a friend --- also 49. His friend, overweight, rejected the thought that he “had to” workout. Though Paul doesn’t always find exercise to be enjoyable, he’s learning that he “gets to” workout. “Have to” – “Get to”, there is an attitude difference. And, it makes all the difference in the world.

How do you celebrate freedom? We asked you to share what freedom means to you and make a declaration of ‘dependence’. Take a look at what others are saying and how we’re all living a faith and fitness lifestyle.

By Rob Killen

Guys, do you like to play sports or lift weights? Ever wonder how you take those interests and do something more with them? For Rob Killen, he followed God’s leading and started a service to help churches reach people through fitness. He wants you to pick up some basic principles to help others.

By Quentin Randolph
As a kid in elementary school I was teased. But it was a few years later in the high school weight room that I discovered the attitude and skills that led to a transformation. Today I maintain the muscle gains I’ve made. I do that not just to look good and be healthy. I do it because I lost my fear and gained a whole lot more than confidence. Men want and need to be physically strong – but we must be spiritually strong. Here is how you can do both.
By Jeffrey P. Beck
Devin Ricker has a rock-hard body and good looks. But he has something more - an inner-strength that comes only from faith. Like so many men, his temptation with online pornography led to an addiction. Combined with that he thought cursing was a sign of his masculinity. These things led to loneliness and self-contempt. Learn how God helped Devin to turn things right-side up. Get tips so you can too.
By Andy Travis, personal trainer

If all of life’s problems were rolled into one big heavy atlas stone we’d realize the weight is too great to keep holding. It should be easy to let go especially when you feel the strain of resistance. Trainer Andy Travis held the weight for too long. He wants you to know it’s time for change – before your burdens crush you. How? Just drop it now. Here is help for you to make the tough choices between staying the same and pursuing change.

By Noel Frias

What would you do if you got the bad news that you have HIV? What do you do when you realize you’re not living up to your expectations or in the full potential of God’s grace? Discover how Noel Frias learned to rely on God to turn his tragedy into an opportunity to be the life of Christ to others.

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An interview with Kristian Josok
Canada’s expansive wilderness can be a huge territory to cover especially if you serve as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. But for Kristian Josok, a career in policing is only part of the story. He is a DJ, bodybuilder, husband and father. Kristian talks about how men can be versatile and yet maintain balance. Listen to streaming audio of one of Kristian’s mixes while you read.
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By Ben Booker and Brad Bloom
Here it is --- Ben Booker’s exclusive six-pack solution just for men! Print it, take it to the gym and see amazing results in just 15 minutes. OK, it is going to be more like 15 days – at least! Can you handle a strict diet of sacrifice? Mmmmm, ouch, oh yeah.


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