We are so pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Iron Sharpen’s Iron Pastor FiTness competition, Pastor Kenny Klinect!
“When we each make personal gains through improved overall health, we have the opportunity to equip others to do the same so that they might be able to be more effective in all that God has called them to be.”
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” There is mutual benefit in the rubbing of two iron blades together; the edges become sharper, making the knives more efficient in their task.
Iron Sharpens Iron consisted of four workouts occurring over four weeks. Those workouts were emailed to registrants to do at home, their church or their gym and then submit their score. Pastor Kenny Klinect of Carmel Baptist Church in South Charlotte won 3 out of the 4 workouts, putting him at the top of the leaderboard! But what’s even more intriguing are the stories behind the workouts. Check out the interview…
2019’s Fittest Pastor in Charlotte, Pastor Kenny Klinect
Why did you decide to sign up?
I’m always up for some friendly competition and it was a motivation to do extra workouts beyond the normal Monday/Thursday ones.
What was the hardest workout and why?
The last workout was definitely the one that left me in the most post-work out pain, and the 3 mile run was tough coming off of vacation and not really working out for multiple days in a row (unless of course you count the 3 hours of hauling in some nice size fish).
Share with us a little about your experience in the competition.
I had to get creative to find a place and time to do the workouts. The first workout (200m run, 20 burpees, 30 seconds rest 4X), I did in my neighborhood in the flattest 200m spot I could find. I ended up pulling some weeds to mark one end of the 200m and used a lamp post for the other marker, and used a 6″ weed at both ends to jump over for the burpees. The 3 mile run, I had to do in my “stuffed” garage on my treadmill due to inclimate weather. Even better, I did the final workout in my “hotel” room Ft. Caswell in Oak Island while leading a group of Senior Adults on a Thrive Retreat. Thankfully I did it on the last morning, or I would have been walking around looking like I belonged…well, at almost 57, I did actually qualify. Unfortunately the carpet burn from the sit-ups is still making it difficult to sit at times.
I’m thankful for MissionFiT and their desire to see church leadership be physically, spiritually, socially, mentally and emotionally strong so that we might serve our families and our churches; for the healthy competition around me locally at our church and in the body of Christ around the city. I want to encourage anyone to participate in better health and fitness opportunities. When we each make personal gains through improved overall health, we have the opportunity to equip others to do the same so that they might be able to be more effective in all that God has called them to be.