Listed below are some of the most often asked questions and their answers. Should you have a question not listed, please feel free to ask!
1) When are the classes?
Mondays & Wednesdays @ 9:00 AM & 10:15 AM, Saturdays @ 7:30 AM
2) How long are the classes?
Classes range in length from 40-60 minutes. This includes an extended cool-down and stretch (which so happens to be some of the students favorite part, so be sure to stick around)
3) How much are the classes?
Class price will vary depending on how often you will attend. There are usually 13 classes/month, but I realize not everyone will be able to attend them all. We created the Pick-Your-Price Memberships for you to choose what will work best for you based on your availability and budget.
4) Is there childcare?
Childcare is only available Mondays and Wednesdays. Please refer to the Membership information on the Vibrant Fitness tab for cost. Feel free to send along a snack if you desire.
5) What type of workouts do you do?
Each class is a total body workout. We do upper body, lower body, and core exercises. The class begins with a 5 minute warmup, moves into the conditioning phase, and finishes with an extended cool-down.
6) Who are your classes for?
Vibrant Fitness classes are open to all ages and fitness levels. Each move has modifications to scale back on or increase intensity. Vibrant Fitness is designed to be a place for you to be you. There may be days you walk in and nail every move. There also may be days you walk in and modify every move. Or perhaps, some days, you will find yourself somewhere in the middle. We were created as unique individuals, but also designed for community. At Vibrant Fitness, you will be encouraged to move together, but at your own pace and strength!
7) Do I need any equipment?
If you have dumbbells you are currently using, please feel free to bring them with you. You will only need one set. I do have extra of varying weights if you do not have any or forget yours. You will also need a mat or towel to lay on during cool-down. It is important to stay hydrated as we move our bodies, so a water bottle is also a good idea.
8) How do I sign-up?
You can signup for class on the Vibrant Fitness Tab. Class size is kept small (6-8) to ensure you get a more personalized experience and the freedom to move safely. Grab your spots early. If you need to change your signup, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
9) How will I know if the schedule changes?
Be sure to like and follow the Vibrant Fitness Facebook page to stay up to date with any schedule changes. Changes will also be posted on the website.
As some of you may know, God has moved on my heart to start teaching group fitness classes right here in our town of Ephrata, PA. What a journey the last year has been! God has moved quickly and Vibrant Fitness has been birthed. I was asked to share some of the story for a recent ladies retreat and decided to record it to share here. This is only a snippet of what transpired over the last year. If you want to ask more questions, lets get together over coffee and chat! You can also check out the Vibrant Fitness tab above to find out more information on these classes. We just finished up our first month of classes and are excited to move into a new month fully expectant to hear from the Lord and of course laugh our way through exercising!
Josh and I will also be leading and hosting a home group for the next 14 weeks. We are eager to see all that God will do in and through those who will be attending. I am most excited to watch my husband dig deeper into the Word as he spends time with the Lord to prepare to lead our group. There is something so attractive about a man seeking diligently after the Lord. :)
Our hearts have been moved in a mighty way over the last couple of years to see the church body walking in unity and true freedom with God and each other. We would covet your prayers as we take each step of obedience to walk out this call He has placed on our life. We will post more about this exciting adventure we are on over at our Team Shuman Facebook page. Thank you for all the encouragement from our dear friends and family!
There many reasons to eat, but my top 3 are:
1. Nourishment: something (as food) that causes growth or health
2. Enjoyment: a feeling of pleasure caused by doing or experiencing something you like; the condition of having and using something that is good, pleasant, etc
3. Honor: to regard or treat (someone or in this case, something) with admiration and respect : to regard or treat with honor
We know that what we eat affects how we feel and how our bodies work: nourishment. We also know how to enjoy food. So let's talk about honor.
Imagine taking the time to make something so beautiful, so amazing, so complex and then gifting it to someone. How would you feel if they threw it to the ground and jumped and spit on it? Broke it? Abandoned it?
Friends, that is exactly what we are doing to God when we don't take care of ourselves. God created YOU. Remember our verse? We are masterpieces! What we think, say and do is to bring honor and glory back to our Creator. Have you ever thought about honoring God with the food you eat/don't eat? And even the attitude you take towards caring for your body? Some would say that is ridiculous. Or that it doesn't matter to God. But I beg to differ.
I believe that we as Christians are to surrender EVERY part of our lives to Jesus Christ. Yet, the enemy has deceived many of us at times (me included) that God is only interested in or needs to take care of/be a part of the big or spiritual stuff. Satan has convinced us that we can handle and control our daily "small" decisions and actions.
Look at the mess we make when we do. I know it may sound ridiculous, but God wants total surrender. He wants to be a part of every little detail of our lives; all the nooks and crannies (even what we eat). We need to be like Elsa and let it go. "It" being the need to "control" and surrender.
To honor means to treat something/someone with respect and admiration. Let's shift the mindset of eating and exercising to lose weight and inches towards honoring the gift of life God has given us. Let's choose to surrender WHOLLY to Him.
Recently, I got to share how God is transforming me from the inside out. (Notice the present tense?) I started a journey to (let's be honest) just lose weight almost 4 years ago. I did it. I lost the weight. Actually, I was the fittest I had ever been (on the outside.) I started the journey weighing 185 lbs and got as low as 128 lbs (a number I hadn't seen...well, since I was a teeny bopper).
But, want to hear more honesty? I was still concerned more about the outside than the inside. Consumed. Yes. That is a much better word. Everything I did...ate...didn't eat...consumed me. And the compliments I received from the physical transformation? They were probably genuine, but they were feeding the wrong part of me. They were feeding my flesh. My pride.
God decided enough was enough. He had work for me to do. If I was so wrapped up in myself, how was I going to fulfill His purpose? I wasn't. I couldn't. I needed a perspective shift. I needed to fix my eyes on Jesus.
He started orchestrating new people to enter my life and others to leave. The scales (no pun intended) started falling off my eyes and collecting dust in my bathroom. I experienced His passion for people in the depths of my spirit. My heart was breaking for what broke His....the lost (those who don't know Him or are living free in and through Him).
So, began my REAL transformation. I was now in a position to start really hearing from the Lord and moving forward in His calling for my life and that of my family. He filled me with fresh purpose and passion and showed me my next steps in the journey.
I am now in a place of true joy and contentment: body, spirit, mind. I love Jesus and can barely get through a day without being overwhelmed by His goodness and the opportunities of sharing that goodness with others. Each time lights a new fire within me to keep seeking, learning, growing, and sharing. I want EVERYONE I meet to find fulfillment and freedom like I have found.
It is possible. There is hope. And it starts with a man named Jesus.