Another round of Pastors have just completed our ReStart Your Heart Program and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results!
As you’ve seen, we’ve been sharing the stories of our most recent 3 success stories. Today’s spotlight athlete is Pastor Ken Schmidt of Church at Charlotte. Ken can light up any room with the energy he brings, and now he’s got even more so watch out people! He was a Pastor that was passionate about endurance sports going into this but has now found some new additional love with functional movement. He AND his wife crushed their goals over an 8 week period and we couldn’t be more proud of them.
So without further adieu, it’s a pleasure to introduce to this One FiT Pastor, Pastor Ken Schmidt!
“As I become more disciplined in personal fitness, I see my overall work ethic, attitude, productivity and spiritual and mental health benefit. God created us as whole beings, not compartmentalized beings. Therefore it makes sense that all physical and mental activities are linked to the spiritual. The MissionFiT Program is a chance to steward our bodies in such a way that all of our relationships and spheres of influence will be impacted for the good. “
As a recap here’s what was covered over the last 2 months of sessions with these Christian leaders and their wives:
- Connection between Faith and Health training
- Goal Setting
- Goal Planning
- Personalized Care Plan
- Nutrition and Wellness Education
- 1 month Meal Plan
- Food tastings
- 75 page Fuel Manual Resource
- Fitness tool for home use, books, and other wellness tools
- Weekly Planning and Accountability
- Physical Training sessions
- Post Care Planning
Hear this One FiT Pastor’s FiT-testimony…..
“Hi, my name is Ken Schmidt. I have been married to my amazing wife, Kim, for 14 years. We have four wonderful children; Calvin, Theo, Henry and Lydia. My strengths are preaching/teaching and all things relational. My passions include seeing the church get outside of herself to reach the post-Christian culture in which we live. These passions fuel my biggest goals. Including the church I shepherd move from “the gathered” to “scattered”; to move from “what’s in it for me?” to “how can I introduce people to Jesus and be the hands of feet of Christ in our neighborhoods and communities?”.
A personal goal: to hit personal best times in a 5K and half-marathon run and to run a full marathon. While I have always maintained some level of physical activity and fitness, my fitness practice is “a zeal without knowledge”, leaving me with some wins and complacency. Both my parents were unhealthy and died at a young age. This fact and the weight gain that often accompanies the sedentary lifestyle of a pastor are huge motivators in my fitness journey. Through MissionFiT, I became more aware of poor sleep habits, began a vitamin regimen and learned the joys of mobility and flexibility. My favorite part of the MissionFiT program is learning a variety of movements. I really like tricep dips and completing the program with my wife. She’s been a real encouragement to me, along with a few close friends on staff.
Surprisingly, the hardest part for me was getting in the habit of taking vitamins daily. I could do without the bear crawls, too. 😉 I’ve grown in the area of cardio fitness tied to movements outside of running, which increased my running endurance and speed.
I’ve also become more flexible. I still can’t stretch like Gumby, but it’s growth, nonetheless. Did I mention that I hate bear crawls?
As I become more disciplined in personal fitness, I see my overall work ethic, attitude, productivity and spiritual and mental health benefit. God created us as whole beings, not compartmentalized beings. Therefore it makes sense that all physical and mental activities are linked to the spiritual. The MissionFiT Program is a chance to steward our bodies in such a way that all of our relationships and spheres of influence will be impacted for the good. I can be a model for and disciple people to holistic health. Finally, it is a great way to introduce Jesus to the fitness-conscious culture in which we live.”
Pastor Ken it was a blessing to work with you and your “unbreakable” wife Kimmy this season! Thanks for letting us serve you in the way of “Well-th”!