Shaped by Faith is a ministry that encourages people from all walks of life to discipline their body, mind and spirit, preparing them to become what God created all of His children to be: warriors in training for Christ! A physically fit body enables us to take the next step and experience total transformation by also surrendering our hearts to God.
We are continually amazed at how God empowers us to be disciplined in the areas of our Bodies, Minds and Spirit, preparing us to be sent out, and be who He has created us to Be! We are all more than conquerors (Romans 8:37)! We love to help people get on the right track when it comes to taking care of their body. God is beyond Amazing!
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Theresa is a nationally certified fitness professional, author, radio and TV host, motivational speaker, and child of God. She has been teaching a smorgasbord of fitness classes for over 30 years, and has taught thousands of people how to use their health and wellness to strengthen their faith. As a survivor of two open heart surgeries, Theresa uses her ministry to share her life experiences in hopes of positively impacting the lives of others and inspiring a spiritual approach to whole person wellness.
A former model, she has also had the pleasure of coaching and training several young ladies who have appeared on the covers of Seventeen, ELLE, Mademoiselle, and several other respected magazines in the early eighties.
Theresa holds national certifications from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), AFAA Wave, YMCA Group Fitness, SCW Pilates, SCW Pilates Specialty with Props, YMCA Pilates Mat, SCW Kettle Bell, TABATA Boot Camp, Drums Alive, Drums Alive Golden Beats, YMCA Personal Trainer, Pink Ribbon Program for Post-Operative Breast Cancer Surgery, Pound, YogaFit, SCW Yoga level 1, SCW Yoga level 2, YMCA Pilates.
Theresa is a motivational wellness speaker for various groups, organizations and Ladies Day events. Her column, Shaped by Faith, appears in the Owensboro Messenger Inquirer. Theresa hosts Shape Up, a fitness show for Spectrum television, and is the Host of the Shaped by Faith radio show that is heard throughout western Kentucky on 1490 WOMI AM and 99.1 FM. She has produced three faith based fitness DVD’s: Pilates for the Soul, Strength Training for the Seasoned Soul and Pilates Stability Ball. Theresa is an author of Guideposts’ Shaped by Faith: Ten Secrets to Strengthening your Body and Soul. Theresa also created a line of inspirational apparel. The heart centered clothes are intended to be more than just cute and fashionable. They are a testimony. Each clothing item is inspired by God and each person who wears it has a story begging to be asked, how are you Shaped by Faith?
Real Women. Real Faith.
Even though I have modeled, and coached professional runway models in the early 80’s, I do not see myself as a model. While those lessons and experiences on the runway were certainly blessings from God, I have learned that my identity doesn’t come from how I look, or what I weigh, or any reason other than from Jesus Christ alone. My identity is a Daughter of the Most High God, that’s who I am, and that’s who you can be too!
When I moved back to Kentucky, God showed up at my door, moved in, and took up residence in my heart. God showed me how anything done for Him is valuable, even teaching fitness classes! God will do the same for you! God uses me to coach other women on how to walk the runway of life, trusting Him to be Shaped by Faith.
We are not professional models, just ordinary women given the honor to do extraordinary things for God! The best way to help others is to share your story of hope, courage and faith. We want to share the hope we have been given through Jesus Christ. He is the reason we are Shaped by Faith!