Faith Over Fear

Good morning!

I took a week off from chatting and back now to close out not only 2019, but to do my final Coffee and Chat of the decade.

This past year has been one of transition and challenges that I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams. I firmly believe my faith and my dedication to fitness were the saving grace in overcoming these challenges.

Much in our lives’ we have little control over. Yet it is easy to be consumed with trying change that which we cannot. My faith has helped me trust in a source far more capable than I and actually relieves me of the stress of trying to control my life. So much of life is driven by fear of outcomes, failure, losing and so on… However, the stress and effort wasted with fear is self-defeating and ultimately holds us back from functioning at our very best. Fear also zaps our joy, thus stealing our happiness.

Faith is the force which helps us overcome fear. With faith, we can trust in the “right” outcome without trying to control wasted energy trying to control the outcome. Instead of focusing on all that can go wrong, it makes more sense to me if I focus my effort on what little I am really are capable of controlling. By accepting my actual capability, I am able to focus my energy very specifically and more effectively.

One of our clients shared with me shirt she had recently observed someone wearing and it simply had the word “Faith” underlined and below the line was the word “Fear”. Faith over Fear. A very simple message but has huge meaning. If we (specifically me) can let faith overcome fear, we open ourselves to believing in positive outcomes. Faith over Fear.

As I approach the next decade, I am grateful for understanding what truly makes a difference far better than I did at the beginning of the decade. In the decade ahead I want to start each day by knowing who is truly in control and identifying that which I can control that day. Such things as taking care of my health and fitness, and how I treat my neighbor, I have some level of control over. Much else, I am better off to leaving to my faith. If I can make even the slightest improvement in these things, I will be a much healthier and happier person.

I am excited about 2020 and beyond as I feel so blessed to have learned many great lessons over the ladder part of this past decade. NFLF has grown immensely this past year and we are helping people improve their health and fitness, as well as improved running. To be in a position to assist people is a blessing beyond anything I can describe. However this one simple story is a great example.

Last night I was out to dinner with a client and the client shared with me how he was able to carry and move around a sheet of ¾” plywood with ease. He was adamant that he would not have been able to do this before working with us. These kinds of successes are meaningful and real to us and precisely why we opened the Center at 44 Dover Point road.

In the year ahead, as well as into the coming decade NFLF will continue to help runners achieve strong and healthy running, provide functional strength and mobility training and help people of all ages invest in their future. We will continue to be at the forefront of science and fitness, while also educating everyone who will listen.

Personally, I have some lofty goals, but ultimately, I want to seek “faith over fear” and trust in the results.

I hope you are excited about the next decade! Take control of your health and fitness, and do not spend valuable time on things for which you have not control. If we can help you in any way, please reach out to us (

Happy New year!

God Bless