Be Totally Fit for Life!

 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

Christian Wellness Approach

About Us- What We Believe
faith-based total health
Be Totally Fit  for Life! embraces total Christian health, fitness, and wellness, meaning the balance of the mental, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of each person. They affect each other. "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matthew 6:21-23 NIV.

This is why I approach health, fitness, and wellness from a Christian perspective!

Our Statement of Faith

Our Story

 On this is journey, we don't want to go back to where we used to be! Let's go to a new and better place to stay, to make our home. We are headed to our dream destination.

God gave us this one body here on earth to serve Him. We practice this through:

  • Eating healthy while keeping our bodies fit and strong is an act of stewardship.
  • Having healthy relationships with people is important because God created us to be social beings.
  • Focusing on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gives us life.
  • Staying mentally focused on "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy" (Philippians 4:19) gives us the right outlook on life. 

If we only focus on our bodies, we set ourselves on God's throne-- we place ourselves where we don't belong. 


Be Totally Fit for Life! offers a Zen-Free Zone! Due to the focus on Eastern religions~Hinduism, Zen Buddhism, and Taoism~blended into the secular health and wellness community, it is important for us to stay focused on Jesus Christ, living out His teachings.The Bible has a lot to say about idolatry. It's inappropriate for Christ followers to practice other religions. Be Totally Fit for Life! offers to help clear up confusion on these issues.

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It all began when I started blogging.

I started blogging back in the late 1990's as Sensei Charlaine Engelhardt, 3rd Dan on Faith Fighters for Christ website. God led me to let go of our martial arts ministry after my first husband died.

While I was single for some time, I decided to start online personal training at the suggestion of a personal trainer friend. I worked at a gym, but wanted to increase my income due to the ever-changing fitness climate. God had a different idea.

An idea turned into the answer to a call.

The blog section of Totally Fit 4 Life Ministries' website took off! I finally decided to find out if my call to write back in April of 2011 was really from God. When I attended a Christian writer's conference, I received a distinct confirmation God wanted me to write, but also to continue helping people like you through health, fitness, and wellness. Totally Fit for Life gained direction.

Between 600-1,000 guests like you visit here every day!

A concern cropped up that using the name Totally Fit 4 Life Ministries could be confusing. There are other groups named Totally Fit 4 Life that are not Christian in nature. They probably will appreciate not having confusion as much as I do. Also, the connotation "Ministries" seems to imply non-profit to Christians. We are not non-profit here. Maybe later down the road. Now our identity is Be Totally Fit for Life! to reflect more accurately the offerings you see here.

Every day, an amazing 600-1,000 people just like you visit here at Be Totally Fit for Life! People like you from all over are looking for refreshment for their journeys to total health, too. I feel blessed to help people through my blog, personal training, classes, and Healthy Lifestyles groups. I look forward to walking on your journey with you, too!