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Train Yourself in Godliness

Faith, Fitness and Fellowship

Join us this Fall as Cross Train continues Faith, Fitness and Fellowship (register online):

Faith: We will continue to enjoy daily devotions and prayers as well as weekly blog postings, focusing on stewardship of the body and personal faith development.

Fitness: Strength Fit workouts are designed to challenge every muscle of the body. We go through circuits of strength training followed by cardio intervals which allow for great calorie burn and fitness gain. If you want to change your body, this is the workout for you! The other great advantage — Strength Fit works for every level of training from beginner to advanced. Register Online

Fellowship: Workouts are just more fun with other women, especially in the context of a Christian community. Our goal is to build each other up by encouraging one another, pushing each other when needed and accepting and loving one another. In each workout, we find that we work hard and have a great time doing it! To build this fellowship, we will also enjoy monthly Healthy Happy Hours, Monday optional walks and runs and Saturday Socials.

Want more? How about weekly teachings on the Habits of Health along with healthy recipes.

As the children go back to school, we will go back to training. Tuesday and Thursday classes begin on Tuesday, August 12 and Wednesday and Friday classes begin on Wednesday, August 13. Two classes are available and you can alternate between the two:

Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 to 10:15 am

Wednesday and Friday 5:30 to 6:45 am

There will also be optional run and walk meetings on Monday mornings at 6:00 am.

Monthly fee: $50. You can register online or pay the first day of training but please rsvp to reserve your spot by contacting Brooke Today!

For those who cannot commit to training every day, join us for the day for $10 per session.

Faith Fitness and Fellowship — Summer Training

Faith Fitness and Fellowship

Join us this summer as Cross Train takes a new approach to training.  Our focus this summer:  Faith, Fitness and Fellowship

Faith:  We will continue to enjoy daily devotions and prayers as well as weekly blog postings, focusing on stewardship of the body and personal faith development.

Fitness:  Strength Fit workouts are designed to challenge every muscle of the body.  We go through circuits of strength training followed by cardio intervals which allow for great calorie burn and fitness gain.  If you want to change your body, this is the workout for you!  The other great advantage — Strength Fit works for every level of training from beginner to advanced.

Fellowship:  Workouts are just more fun with other women, especially in the context of a Christian community.  Our goal is to build each other up by encouraging one another, pushing each other when needed and accepting and loving one another.  In each workout, we find that we work hard and have a great time doing it!  To build this fellowship, we will also enjoy monthly Healthy Happy Hours and Saturday Socials.

Want more?  How about weekly teachings on the Habits of Health along with healthy recipes.

Summer training starts on Monday, June 2.  We will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7:00 to 8:15 am at St. Peters Church in Lake Mary.

Monthly fee:  $75.  You can register online or pay the first day of training but please rsvp by May 28 to reserve your spotty Contacting Brooke Holt Today!

For those who cannot commit to training every day, join us for the day for $10 per session. Also, anyone is invited to Saturday Social runs and walks and the devotional blogs are free.

 

 

Ladies! Let’s get ready for the Walk on Water

Ladies! Let’s get ready for the Walk on Water
“Friends Helping Friends” 5K
benefiting Safehouse of Seminole County!

TRAINING SEASON:

Saturday, August 10 thru Wednesday, September 4th

The Walk on Water 5k is Saturday, September 7

TRAINING SESSIONS:

Monday Training 5:30-6:45 AM  or 7:00-8:15 AM (Runners and Walkers)

Wednesday Training 5:30-6:45 AM  or 7:00-8:15 AM (Runners and Walkers)

Saturday, Run Clinic 7:30-9:00 am (Runners and Walkers)

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday trainings will continue through the first week of September and conclude with the 5k on September 7.

Training will include run and walk mechanics, distance training, nutritional training as well as strength training.

Fees for training: Now have Online Registration and Payment
Full 4 week training including Run Clinic $60
Weekday training only $40
Saturday training only $30
Daily drop in fee $10
Run Clinic on August 10 $15

Contact Brooke Holt
For more on the race see: http://www.walkonwater.com

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Walk on Water 5k Training

Ladies! Let’s get ready for the Walk on Water
“Friends Helping Friends” 5K
benefiting Safehouse of Seminole County

The Walk on Water 5k is Saturday, September 7
For more on the race see: http://www.walkonwater.com

Training Season Details:
Saturday, August 10 Run Clinic 7:30-9:00 am Runners & Walkers

Monday, August 12 Training 5:30-6:45 am  Runners
7:00-8:15 am Walkers

Wednesday Training 5:30-6:45 am  Runners
7:00-8:15 am Walkers

Saturday, August 17 Training 7:30-9:00 am Runners & Walkers

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday trainings will continue through the first week of September and conclude with the 5k on September 7.

Training will include run and walk mechanics, distance training, nutritional training as well as strength training.

Fees for training:
Full 4 week training including Run Clinic $60
Weekday training only $40
Saturday training only $30
Daily drop in fee $10
Run Clinic on August 10 $15

Register Online!

Contact Brooke Holt: Email: Brooke@tricrosstrain.com
Phone: 407-462-2937

BROOKE HOLT, USA TRIATHLON LEVEL 1 COACH
USA TRACK AND FIELD LEVEL 1 COACH, TSFL CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

Run For Your Life

By Dr. Wayne Anderson

Joggers have a 40-percent lower risk of dying at an early age than people who don’t jog regularly, according to Stanford University researchers. Runners are less likely to have cardiovascular problems or develop disabilities as they age. Motivate yourself to become fit by training for a 5K.

Runners live longer

Dr. Wayne Andersen | June 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
Joggers have a 40-percent lower risk of dying at an early age than people who don’t jog regularly, according to Stanford University researchers. Runners are less likely to have cardiovascular problems or develop disabilities as they age. Motivate yourself to become fit by training for a 5K.

What Defines You?

The great debate began for me the day before our half marathon – wear the Garmin watch or not.  Part of me wanted to run free, free of numbers, times, distances.  Part of me wanted to make sure that I was running smart, and the other part of me wanted to make sure that I was running fast.  I had a goal time.  In order to reach that goal, I had to maintain a certain pace.  Minutes before walking out to the race, I put on the Garmin.  Freedom is not something I am especially good at; that morning, freedom was too risky!

Throughout the race, I was delighted by the awesome scenery and the supportive crowds cheering us on.  The crowds’ cheers made me feel like a champion.  Despite that, I found myself constantly looking down at that Garmin watch to see if I was performing up to my standard.  Most of the race, I was disappointed in my pace realizing that I was not on track to meet my goal. Occasionally, I was pleased with myself feeling like I was measuring up, but that never lasted long as I saw my goal become more and more unattainable.

In the Donna marathon and half marathon, the last bridge is the final great hurdle.  As you run, it feels like you are headed up — forever.  I was struggling, struggling not just to keep pace but struggling to keep going.  In the midst of that struggle, I kept looking at the Garmin.  At this point, I knew that I wouldn’t reach my race goal.  Knowing that, how did I press on with the race?  Everything within me said, “you failed, walk, quit.  This hurts too much.  You didn’t make the goal so why continue the torture of this climb.”  There was a silent battle going on inside of my mind.

In the midst of that silent battle, God asked me a question:  “What defines you?”  Does this race define you?  If you make the goal, are you then good enough?  I wrestled with this question and began doing some soul searching of the many ways I have defined myself:  athlete, coach, mother, wife.  The list can go on and on as I have sought to prove my worth as a person through my performance.  On that bridge, God asked if I could let Him define me.  God asked if I could take my goals and entrust them to Him.  He had the audacity to even ask for my race.  Struggling, I had no other option but to give it to Him.

That decision to give God the race was the highlight of my run.  God came alongside of me and assured me that I had met the goal, His goal, for my race.  He was able and willing to define me.  Fortunately, His definition was so much greater than my goal time.  I was flooded with peace.  My bodily challenge did not go away.  The bridge remained and there was still another mile to run once that bridge was crossed. But, I ran differently.  I didn’t look at the Garmin anymore.  I kept talking to my daddy, the one who chose me, loved me and defined me.

A man had running in front of me just within my view for many miles.  On the back of his shirt was the sign of the Christian fish with the cross in it.  The top of the shirt posed the question:  “Why do you run?”  I smiled and told God that I run because I can feel His presence when I do.  It is a gift, and I am called to run with freedom and joy in the race that is set before me.

Our training group had just concluded a Bible study on Ephesians the day before the race.  As I looked back on that book of the Bible, I read chapter 2 verses 8 and 9 with new understanding:

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

All I am and all I have is a gift from God.  Whether I meet my half marathon goal of not, I am still “his workmanship” or as the New Living translation writes, “his masterpiece”.  What an amazing way to have God describe me!  When I talked to my children about what this means, each had wonderful thoughts to share.  My youngest child, Saxon, had a great insight at the end of our conversation:  “Mom, we are awesomely made!”  My heart swelled.  Saxon got it.  We are awesomely made and we are awesomely loved.

Now, if I can live as if that were true.  No race should define me.  My appearance does not define me.  My performance does not define me.  All the good things in my life do not define me.  God defines me.  He is the Creator; He is the King.  That Creator and King decided to call me his daughter.  In fact, I am His masterpiece!

New Season: The Donna!

Donna Training Begins on Tuesday, November 6 at 5:30 am!

The Donna half-marathon and marathon relay is 15 week training program. Training days are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:30 to 7:00 am. These trainings will consist of interval training, strength training, running drills and boot camp style workouts. The goal of these runs is to build speed and strength while also learning good form to prevent injury. Saturday morning trainings will focus on safely developing distance. Saturday training will begin at 7:00 am.

New Aspects of The Donna Training:

  • Season theme: Your body is a temple
  • Nutrition Tip of the week
  • Training Tip of the week
  • Weekly blog postings with these tips and devotions.

Cost for the 15 week training program is $195. You do need to reserve your spot by Saturday, November 3. All levels of runners are welcome from very beginner to advanced. E-mail today to secure your training spot: Contact Brooke Holt!

Week one will consist of base training and taper workouts for those participating in the Miami Man. Week two of training will move into full workouts.

Training Schedule

Ladies! I pray that each of you had a refreshing and active summer.   Now is the time for us to get back into training. Cross Train has some great opportunities to get in great shape both inside and out!

Saturday Boot Camps

RSVP to hold your spot: Contact Brooke

August 18       St. Peters Church    7:00 – 8:30am Cost is $15

August 25       St. Peters Church    7:00 – 8:45 am Cost is $15

8/25 is a Fundraiser Boot Camp for Cheyenne Hardy and her year long mission trip — Please come and support this amazing young woman and hear her story and mission.

 September and October Boot Camps St. Peters Church

This Fall, we will have a brand new opportunity.  There will be boot camps held every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:30 – 6:45.  While these boot camps are designed for runners and triathletes, anyone can benefit from them.  The goal is to provide a solid foundation of strength, balance and power to better prepare all athletes for the upcoming Donna and Danskin seasons. Cost $100 per month or $20 per session.

Beginner’s Running Group September 10 — October 15 at St. Peters Church

Brand New Option: A 6 week Beginner’s Running Group starts on Monday, September 10.  Sessions will run from 5:45 to 6:45 on Monday mornings.  The running group will focus on good running form, developing distance safely and efficiently and building community.  Please pass this information on to anyone who could benefit from such a group.  Cost is $85.

Donna Season November 13 — February 17 at St. Peters Church

Donna training for marathon, half-marathon and the marathon relay begins on Tuesday, November 13.  This group will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:30-7:00.  These sessions will focus on running form, interval training and strength training.  Saturday trainings will begin at 7:00 am and will focus on developing distance.  The Donna marathon is on Sunday, February 17 in Jacksonville, FL.  The Donna Training is a 14 week program with 2 weeks off for holidays (training schedule provided for this time). Cost $195

Danskin Season March 2 — May 13 Locations will vary

The Danskin season will kick off on Saturday, March 2.  The training days are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:30-7:00 and Saturday mornings start at 7:00 am.  This is a 10 week season ending with the Danskin triathlon on Sunday, May 13 at the Clermont Water Park.  More information to come!

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