MANNY & IRIS
after running their first 5k
in July 2013.
Foundations 6:19 is a faith-based health & fitness organization based out of Earth, TX. Our programs are designed to encourage and equip others to honor God with their bodies through proper nutrition, strategic exercise, accountability and spiritual edification in order to improve their quality of life.
Foundations 6:19 is for the weary dieter who has tried everything to be healthier without results, and it is for the fitness enthusiast who has already learned how to incorporate exercise into their daily lifestyle. It is here that men and women of all fitness levels can find and maintain their “want to” mindset that is crucial to making lasting lifestyle changes. Through accountability and authentic relationships, our desire is to create an atmosphere where individuals can unite to help one another succeed in reaching their health & fitness goals, while developing a healthy lifestyle that honors God.
Foundations 6:19 provides local and online fitness sessions that incorporate elements of cardio, strength, flexibility and core training for a total body workout. Sessions include a variety of circuit training, bootcamps and HIIT workouts to motivate and challenge members of all fitness levels.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that each person has a purpose and calling on their life from God, and He has given each of us our bodies to use to carry out that purpose. .
Founded on 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20, we also believe that our bodies God's temple, meaning He lives inside of us through His Holy Spirit and He calls us to take care of our bodies for His Kingdom service.
Our vision is to see the lives of our families, friends and community transformed as we unite to build each other up and share in the fullness and abundance of God's blessings as we become healthier individuals.
Our purpose is to provide health & fitness opportunities for people to build up their foundation (body) to honor God with their whole lives physically, mentally and spiritually.
Our mission is to help others experience God's power in their lives through the building up of their foundation (body) through strategic exercise, healthy eating, and surrendered spirits while fostering unity in the community.
This is me after having my daughter in 2007.
It’s been 8 years since I started my journey to health and fitness. I gained 60 pounds when I was pregnant with my daughter, weighing in at 198 just before I gave birth. I was not at all happy with myself.
So, I started on a mission soon after to lose the weight and just “feel” comfortable in my own skin. I tried a variety of programs from Turbo Jam to ChaLean Extreme, and finally Insanity. And I did lose weight successfully. Exercising was definitely a major part of my journey, but changing how I ate played an even bigger role in my life. As I continued to exercise and eat healthy, I found it harder and harder to lose weight and keep it off. What’s more, I was finding it hard to motivate myself to keep on.
Then I started a Bible Study by Lysa TerKeurst titled Made to Crave…and it changed my life. Through this study, God showed me that without Him, no exercise or diet would ever bring me the satisfaction my soul longed for…only He could bring true PURPOSE & MEANING to my life. And it brought new perspective to the truth that my body is His temple and I am to honor Him in everything I do.
During this time, I attended a couple's Bible Study where two wives, who were also teachers, approached me about working out. They wanted to walk...I told them I didn't walk, but if they wanted to exercise, I'd love to work something out. They agreed. After getting permission from the Superintendent, we set up some days and times and started exercising together at our local high school! We started with 5 ladies, including myself. The group grew steadily, with an average of 10 attending each week. Men are also welcome, and when possible, we have a few join us for a challenging workout session.
God revealed to me as I was working out one day that my purpose was to equip and encourage others to honor Him with their bodies. He impressed upon my heart that my body was the foundation upon which His purpose for my life would be fulfilled. He led me to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “For do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. You were bought with a price; you are not your own. Therefore, honor God with your body.” He gave me the name Foundations 6:19 for our fitness group and He’s been adding to our group ever since.
I have learned that my journey to whole health and fitness is a spiritual one that brings about great physical results (Lysa TerKeurst). I am always learning different ways to honor God with my body and my life. I am so grateful for the opportunity God has given me to share in your journey to honor Him with your life as well! Let's connect and SWEAT together to Honor God!