Just call me Pastor Fitness Instructor Party DJ Shiny

This afternoon I taught my first official class as a certified Group Fitness Instructor.  A group of 8 joined me for WAR (Workouts Achieve Results), a crossfit style workout class, and I gotta say they were awesome!  So much fun working out with others, all working at our own level toward our own goals - yet, doing the work together!

At 44 years old, I'm continually amazed at the things God is still teaching me through this life journey!  Back in the day (late 80s - early 90s), I spent a few years playing around as a Party DJ, and DJ'd in a club called Cellblock in Shreveport, LA, for a short time.  In 1998 I completed my degree in Pastoral Ministry at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, and began working in vocational church ministry, attaining my ordination in 2001.  My whole life I've been athletic, but in 2012 I started to really take my physical health seriously.  2013 began with a challenge from my good friend, Linvel Arington, who is a retired preacher and is currently 99 years old.  Linvel challenged our entire congregation to make a decision this year, and set set goals and stick with it.  With a lot of God's help, I have! In August I completed a course with the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and became a certified Group Fitness Instructor.

And today, I wore all those hats... quite fashionably, I might add. Hahaa!

After a quick warm-up, I gathered the class together and told them about Linvel and his challenge at the beginning of the year - when I couldn't even complete most of the W.O.D.'s (Workout Of the Day) at the gym.  I quoted from Philippians 3:12-14, "Throwing off everything that hinders... and not looking back... keeping my eye on the prize, I press on reach the goal!"  And then we did work!  The thing about my W.O.D.s is at any minute it might just turn into a dance party! Here's the playlist from today:

-What Is Love? (12" Mix)... Haddaway (warm-up)
-Get Ready For This... 2 Unlimited
-Eye On It... Toby Mac
-Eye of the Tiger... Survivor
-Rock of Ages Mashup (Italian Bootleg)... DJ Schmolli
-The Fight Song... Sanctus Real
-Radioactive (Grouplove & Captain Cuts Remix)... Imagine Dragons
-Press On (CB Ultra Run Remix)... Mandisa
-Let's Go Crazy... Prince & the Revolution
-Never Enough... The Cure
-Things Can Only Get Better (Kaz James Mix)... Howard Jones & Cedric Gervais
-Awake and Alive... Skillet
-Applause (Purity Ring Remix)... Lady Gaga

Here's the W.O.D. from today --- Don't miss next Monday at 4:30 PM!  It's gonna be a Cray Day!

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