“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
I have learned that the greatest motivation for living healthfully is found in my Spirit – my connection with God. There is an amazing, often untapped, interconnectedness between our physical and spiritual selves. If we focus on our relationship with God and the spiritual lessons we learn, we can redirect the course of our fitness journeys. In other words, by allowing our spiritual walk to support our physical walk, and by realizing how profoundly our physical growth affects our spiritual growth, we embrace a merging of entities that will lead us closer to living a full abundant life, our best life possible.
I have been a Health Coach for more than thirty years and I have found that without God as the main focus—the point—of my health journey, I would soon reach my plateau and burn out. What’s more, as I engage in the constant challenge of maintaining a healthy body, God’s spiritual truths take on new, stronger meanings and applications in my life. I have gone through many, many trials, and I know that my ability to overcome them stemmed from both a physical and spiritual core. That is whole-person wellness at its best—our spirits and bodies working together to make us healthier, holier, and more able to endure. My experience in this profession is what I offer as help during your coaching sessions. I want to help you get started and on your way to living a healthy abundant life. Are you ready to take that next step and get started on your journey to whole person wellness?
Our Coaching Program provides information and ongoing support
about how to improve your lifestyle in relation to:
- Being Active
- Healthy Eating
- Developing Personal Health Goals
- Creating Action Plans
- Identifying Problem Areas
- Creating Solutions for a successful lifestyle change
- In each Coaching Package You will receive weekly inspiration, encouragement and support. Healthy tips, Exercises, Healthy eating suggestions, and spiritual encouragement in person and online.
We offer Coaching in the following age groups:
- Kids (9-12)
I would like, first of all, to acknowledge that the Lord’s promises to us are to be claimed and that He never fails. In every area of my life, be it mentally, emotionally, physically or spiritually, He always meets me at each point of need.
I am told in Scripture that my God shall supply for all of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Jesus alone will supply for all my needs and that means all!
I had major back surgery followed respectively by hip replacement surgeries 6 and 8 months later. Even though I had gone for physical therapy I sensed that I was at an impasse physically. I knew that I needed to be involved in an ongoing physical exercise regimen and knew that the Lord would enable me to find just the right one. I had lost much strength and stamina due to my surgeries. Some simple tasks had become almost impossible for me, such as standing up from a chair without pushing off, or getting back up to a standing position from a reclining position. I was amazed the first time I stood up from a laying position and I didn’t struggle. I normally stand at the back of a large gym area, quite a way from Theresa. When class was over that day, I told her how thrilled I was to be able to get up without help. She told me that she saw me get up and was so pleased for that BIG step forward! So, even though there are other women in the class, she was aware of the hurdle that I had overcome. That meant so much to me! She has also incorporated exercises that focused on strengthening me to be able to stand up from a sitting position in a chair. That has been major as well! And the list of improvements goes on and on!
Having moved to KY in recent years, I did not know of Theresa Rowe and her fantastic program. A friend from our church invited me to go with her and after attending the first session, I knew that the Lord had led me there.
Theresa is a fabulous spiritual giant as beautiful on the inside as on the outside. I sensed a spiritual bonding with her from Day 1 as she has an obvious desire to glorify God in all that she says and does. I am privileged to exercise under her leadership. Her commitment to physical wholeness as well as spiritual wholeness in unmatched!
She is, indeed a woman of grace and noble character. She fully exhibits the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in her life.
When exercising I feel invigorated, even though I am exhausted. While exercising, she quotes Scripture verses which refocus my attention not on my weakness but on the strength I am gaining. Constantly I am reminded that in my weakness, yes, even physically, He is strong. I am reminded of a song that says, “His strength is perfect when my strength is gone, He carries us when we can’t carry on”.
Theresa hones in on daily application of the Word of God. I thank God for her and trust that the Lord Jesus will abundantly bless her and meet her every need as He alone knows what those needs are. I rejoice along with her in the 15 years since she envisioned and prayerfully founded Shaped By Faith.
To God be the glory, to God be the glory for the things He has done (and is doing) through a woman of God such as Theresa!
I have lost over 115 pounds so far this year, going from a size 28 to a size 14 in about 10 months, thanks in large part to the Shaped By Faith group fitness classes. The dietary changes I have also made have definitely helped me shed the pounds quickly, but I credit the strength training, cardio, and Pilates I do in class for drastically changing my body composition, increasing muscle mass, and improving my strength, flexibility, and endurance. I can honestly say I had never really enjoyed Pilates until I began attending Theresa’s classes regularly. I also love the combination of faith and fitness and the prayer and devotion before and during every class.
Theresa is a great instructor and is always prepared with a modification or a progression and encourages everyone to work at their own level. I love feeling like I am free to change things as I need or want to in order to make my workout work better for me. And the variety of exercises and the appropriate pacing of each class ensure that the classes are never boring. You will never do the exact same workout twice. I can’t say enough great things about Shaped By Faith group fitness classes and Theresa Rowe!
A little over 4 years ago I started my weight loss journey. After a year of walking and some jogging, a friend recommended Total Body Challenge at Owensboro Christian Church. After a lot of fear and anxiety I decided to attend a class. I wasn’t prepared for this new experience. I had convinced myself that a class like this just wasn’t for me. I
just expected in this group setting, everyone would be watching the new person. I was expecting everyone to be staring at me, but instead it was the complete opposite. There were so many welcoming faces, it blew my mind! It was so much fun! I was struggling personally with my faith, but each time I went to the Total Body class I felt closer to God. The words Theresa would speak made me feel like I was the only one in the room. She always had a way of saying what I needed to hear at just the right time. It gave me strength to try new things, stepping out of my comfort zone and meeting new people. Without that first step, the leap of FAITH, I truly don’t know if I would be here, 170 lbs lighter, and stronger than I ever have been. I can do all in Christ who strengthens me! My body and heart has truly been shaped by faith.
more about the One True God and what His Word says. To be in the presence of Theresa Rowe is to be in a ray of sunshine. She is a bright light making a difference in her home, her ministry and her community.
Natalee L Little
Natalee L Little