The Burpee (UGH!)

Anyone who has watched or participated in any type of Cross-Fit style workout has witnessed the power of the exercise called The Burpee (UGH!) Maybe you are new to "functional fitness" and have seen someone complete a burpee (or 12) then voiced the athelete's thoughts:  (UGH!).  As well, you've wondered: "What is so "functional" about a burpee?" "And who came [...]

Back To Basics!

Part of the traditions of a new year are "resolutions".  Among the top resolutions on any list are "Exercise More" & "Lose Weight".  For most people that means going Back To Basics It's that time of year when MissionFiT athletes get to "reset" their nutrition habits and/or develop new and better habits. This annual "back to basics" challenge is designed [...]

Journey’s End 2022

2022 Summer Journey's End You'll reach your limit at Journey's End! That's right!  After eight weeks of walking, hiking, jogging and running, MissionFiT athletes can officially declare they reached the Summer Journey's End for 2022!  And boy, everyone put their feet up at the finish line! Summer Journey Recap OK.  Maybe there wasn't a nice cool latte or [...]

Summer Journey #8: Ephesus

Welcome to Journey Milestone #8 Ephesus! Can you believe it?  MissionFiT athletes have traveled the country of Turkey throughout eight weeks of summer.  The last stop in this summer journey is #8:  The City of Ephesus.  Let's look around! In the Bible….  Acts 18:19-21, 24-26 Acts 19:1-20:1 Acts 20: 16-17 1 Corinthians 15:32 1 Corinthians 16:8 Ephesians 1 Timothy 1:3 [...]

Summer Milestone #6: Sardis

Welcome to Turkey Summer Milestone #6:  Sardis! In the Bible….  Recall that our Turkey Summer Milestone #6:  Sardis is one of the seven churches to receive a letter from Christ, through the pen of the Apostle John.  Our Lord had something to important to say to each one of these churches.  Specifically, Sardis was to "wake up, strengthen and reaffirm [...]

Turkey Milestone #5: Hierapolis

Welcome to Turkey Milestone #5:  Hierapolis! In the Bible….  The Apostle Paul mentions Hierapolis in his letter to the Colossian believers.  Before closing his letter, Paul mentions Epaphras as one who encouraged and worked for believers in Hierapolis. Colossians 4:13 A Few Quick Facts... Hierapolis means “sacred city” and suggests that the site may have been a temple village. The Seleucids founded [...]

Summer Milestone #4: Laodicea

Trekking across Turkey surely is interesting!  What's our next stop? Welcome to Summer Milestone #4: Laodicea! In the Bible….  Colossians 2:1 Colossians 4:13, 15 - 16 Revelation 1:11 Revelation 3:14 Quick Facts About Summer Milestone #4:  Laodicea The city is one of five cities founded by Antiochus II around 260 BC.  It was named after his wife Laodice and built [...]

Summer Journey Milestone #3: Antalya

Welcome to Summer Journey Milestone #3: Antayla! So, two milestones are down, but athletes are just getting started!  Summer Journey Milestone #3 to Antalya, Turkey ups the ante a little.  Read on to find out more about the eighth  largest city in Turkey.  Antalya is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations and is located on the southwest coast.  Luscious [...]

Journey Milestone 2 : Aphrodisias

Summer Journey Through Turkey Milestone #2: Aphrodisias Join MissionFiT Athletes traveling through Aphrodisias, Milestone #2 on the MissionFiT Summer Journey! In the Bible….  Aphrodisias is about two hours east of Turkey’s mid-Aegean coast along the Meander Valley. The longest and most important Jewish inscription from antiquity  was discovered there in 1966.  It stood outside unprotected from weather, until the inscription [...]

Summer Journey: Turkey Milestone #1

Welcome to Summer Journey: Turkey Milestone #1:  ANTIOCH! MissionFiT athletes begin their summer journey through Turkey following the Apostle Paul...to Milestone #1: Antioch!  Read on and learn about this ancient city situated near the modern Turkish city of Antakya, in south central Turkey. In the Bible….  Acts 11:26, 30 Acts 12:25 Acts 13:2, 7, 13-52 Acts 14:19-23 Acts 14:24-28 Acts [...]