Why Choose WholyFit Instead
HISTORY OF WHOLYFIT
WHOLYFIT is a multi-level strengthening and stretching fitness program built to accomplish specific health and fitness goals. Founder, Laura Monica’s background comes from 30 years of exercise prescription and program design (see Bio).
NEED FOR WHOLYFIT
WHOLYFIT Devotional Exercise encourages health and fitness for the whole person. In the chruch environment WholyFit incorporates the Christian lifestyle practices of: Prayer, Biblical Meditation on Scripture, Worship and Rest.
Teacher certification is presented from a conservative, Biblical, evangelical worldview from a loving and joyful attitude full of worship and thanksgiving. Goals are centered on wholeness, holiness and fitness through Christ Jesus alone.
ALL FITNESS LEVELS, BODY SIZES AND SHAPES ARE WELCOME
WHOLYFIT classes are equally at home in the church environment and health clubs. In the church it can be presented as “a bible study in motion.”
WHOLYFIT teachers are trained by experienced, knowledgeable fitness professionals using cutting edge research and design so that classes are safe for the general population.
WholyFit’s original postures may sometimes look like yoga, but most often, the technique behind them is very different. Many Yoga classes do not emphasize the specific fitness goals that WholyFit does:
WHOLYFIT has a defined format with a detailed, purposeful warm-up. Yoga is not globally defined as to a consistent format and does not always contain a warm-up.
WHOLYFIT exercises are based on ACSM and AFAA fitness guidelines which promote a high benefit to risk ratio. Yoga is entrenched in tradition and some common traditional poses have a high risk to benefit ratio (like “Full Lotus.”)
WHOLYFIT offers fitness based sequencing. You will get an awesome workout that is just right for you.
Weight loss * Muscle tone * Energy * Counteracts Depression * Strength & Flexibility * Cardiovascular System Efficiency * Muscular Balance * Posture * Coordination * Neurological Processing * Equilibrium * Sleep Better
Church members as well as Health Club members deserve excellence. Excellence is WHOLYFIT’S distinguishing characteristic. WHOLYFIT training includes anatomy, Kinesiology, exercise design and group leadership as well as discipleship and inspiration to follow Christ and make Him preeminent in all things.
WHOLYFIT is based on bio-mechanics of movement offering modifications using incremental presentation techniques.
WHOLYFIT postures correspond to Scripture and and have Christ-honoring names. Names of yoga postures are often named after stories honoring religious heroes of the yoga religions. For example, the “hero” pose in yoga honors a deity. Jesus is the real hero. He gave His life so we could live. He came into darkness so we could have the light of life. Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
WHOLYFIT teaches the Biblical practice of Christian Meditation by thinking about Scripture. This is much different than classical Yogic transcendental meditation which teaches mantras based on the names of Hindu gods.
WHOLYFIT teachers are servants of God who provide a multi-level and self-paced program, offering gradual acclimation using cutting edge personal training techniques. In contrast, the yoga mindset venerates teachers by calling them “Master” and elevate the more advanced practitioners, referring to them as “adepts” and one of the goals of yoga is to reach a heightened state of being, above other people. God created all people equal and therefore no person or group of persons is “more highly evolved” than anyone else. We are all equal, all sinners, bought by the the blood of Christ Jesus.
WHOLYFIT helps you to follow Jesus. You don’t have to compromise your faith in Jesus in order to do WholyFit. Yoga Alliance registration, on the other hand, requires the registrant to SIGN HER NAME stating that she has practiced mantras and chanting in a dedicated yoga environment. Please note that even a Christian yoga environment does not qualify. The only way for a Christian to become Yoga Alliance Registered is to actually practice yoga philosophy/ lifestyle… or lie about it.
WHOLYFIT endorses a Biblical Worldview and embraces the truth of God’s Word. Yoga endorses a non-biblical worldview and denies the truth of God’s Word.