Coaching

What many in the church need is a combination of sound information on fitness and nutrition, coupled with coaching/counseling/discipleship in the areas of resistance or brokenness that have kept them from experiencing success in the past.

This combination of sound nutritional and physiological support with gospel-centered encouragement, counsel, and accountability is unique to Fit For The King.

David Bush from Fit for the King

How Does It Work?

Our program is unique. We are not a multi-level marketing organization, we aren’t a personal training organization, we don’t sell special food, and we aren’t associated with any particular gym. Our program was developed to help you discover what God wants for you physically and spiritually. We tackle the challenge of becoming Fit For The King in a holistic manner. It isn’t just about mindset, eating right, exercise, losing weight, losing inches, gaining muscle, or feeling great. It’s how all of those things working together will give you the increased capacity to do the work of God’s Kingdom.

Title: Fit For The King Coaching Program

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I’m David Bush with Fit For The King. We’re a unique non-profit ministry that is helping pastors, Christian business leaders, and committed disciples of Jesus, learn and apply gospel-centered principles in the area of body stewardship through our resources, including, personal coaching. The unique process of Fit For The King, along with my books, have attracted the interest of television news hosts, Christian ministry leaders, and radio shows across the United States, and brought opportunities to speak about body stewardship at churches, Christian schools, and national conferences. As a pastor and worship leader for nearly 20 years. It’s my experience that the average Christian has very little biblical understanding of the physical body or of gospel-centered motives for body care that
would please God. Now given the important role that our bodies play in advancing the kingdom of God, this is no small omission. Left with nothing but the world’s often misguided reasons to pursue fitness. It’s no wonder that the Church is statistically more unhealthy than the culture at large. Perhaps you’re one of those statistics. Or maybe you just want to learn what the Bible says about how we should steward our bodies in a culture that’s filled with lots of bad ideas. Either way, I’d like to help.

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Tell me if this scenario of sounds familiar to you. Knowing something needs to change, you jump into a new health regimen without ever evaluating your motivation or goals, or how this connects with your faith walk. There is usually no real accountability for progress or balance in the pursuit. Personal, spiritual, relational, and dietary issues that have undermined success in the past are never addressed as this is not part of the “program.” Because of these and other factors, no lasting change is experienced and you’re left to try another go with the hamster wheel when things get bad enough or you get unexpected news from your doctor. Or perhaps you try a commercial diet you heard about from a friend, on the internet, or from some media source.

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After weeks of frustration trying to be compliant with a diet that is either expensive, not in keeping with your preferences, or unsustainable, you give up and go back to your former eating patterns. Your body is confused and often responds by hoarding fat, leaving you worse off than before you started. Or maybe you join a health club or hire a personal trainer to help you work out more consistently and get healthier. Your cardiovascular health and muscle mass likely improves as a result, but no lasting change is experienced because your eating habits were never consistently addressed. Your motives were never identified, the personal baggage and stress issues of your life were never dealt with, and no connection was made to the most important part of your life – your walk with Christ. When the training ended, the gravitational forces that have ordered your physical life return, along with the issues that brought you to a personal trainer to begin with.

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The fact is, until people have worked through, the issues hindering their ability to experience a healthy life, the best most can achieve is temporary window dressing. A follower of Christ might easily despair at the state of affairs. Going with the flow of church culture often means an inevitable slide toward poor health. While pursuing fitness the world’s way, seems to lead to a self-focused pursuit that lacks balance. It is out of this unacceptable dichotomy that the ministry of Fit For The King has developed tools and resources for the Church over the past 10 years. At Fit For The King, we view fitness as a means to an end. We need to steward our physical bodies, so that we are available to enjoy God more. So that we can love, bless, and serve others in our lives more effectively, and glorify God by accomplishing all He has purposed for us to do. This desire is contained in our defining statement. Being Fit For The King means being physically available to love God completely, let Him love others through you, and accomplish all He desires with you for His Glory.

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What many in the Church need to achieve success, is a combination of sound information on fitness and nutrition, coupled with coaching, discipleship, and accountability. This combination of sound nutritional and physiological support, along with gospel-centered encouragement and accountability, is unique to the Fit For The King coaching program. Our three-month process takes the individual through Demolition. Demolishing wrong thoughts from our culture, about God, yourself, and your purpose, is the first critical step to success. Until these falsehoods are exposed, demolished, and carted away, most people cannot successfully move forward to experience lasting and balanced health practices. Foundation. A New Foundation based on biblical truth and scientific fact needs to be laid. These are truths about God’s purpose for His children, His goal for every Christ-follower, eternal principles regarding how life
operates, and nutritional and exercise facts that can inform a lifetime of pursuing good health.

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And Transformation. With old ideas and thoughts demolished and a new foundation laid the prospects for lasting transformation are good. Appropriate goals, a pathway for success, and a willingness to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit, are all a part of becoming a new creation in Christ. The coaching program at Fit For The King includes, my two books, a Nutritional and Fitness Journal, A Healthy Recipe Book, and a 12 Session Coaching Playbook that includes interactive lessons. I personally guide you, as we meet weekly, for about 90 minutes. Also included, are numerous blogs, video stories, and instructional videos with quizzes. Are you ready to learn what the Bible says about the body God gave you and how He wants you to steward it? Are you willing to let the Gospel inform your identity and empower your transformation? Are you ready to pursue motivations for fitness that are worthy and God-glorifying? Are you interested in becoming
more available to love and serve the people you care about the most?

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Are you interested in fueling your body with what it wants instead of harming it with what brings you temporary pleasure? Are you ready to pursue a life of nutrition and exercise that leads to balance and availability? If your response to these questions is, “Yes!” Then I would encourage you to check out the Coaching tab at fit4theking.net. Wouldn’t it be great to know you’re ready to embrace everything God has purposed for your life? I sincerely hope we can work together to accomplish that.

Our three-month process takes the individual through:

Demolition

The first critical step to success is demolishing wrong thoughts from our culture, about God, yourself, and your purpose. Until these falsehoods are exposed, demolished, and carted away, most people cannot successfully move forward to experience lasting and balanced health practices.

Demolition stage of Fit for the King's Coaching Program

Foundation

The next step in the process is to lay a new foundation based on biblical truth and scientific fact. These are truths about God’s purposes for His children, His goal for every Christ follower, eternal principles regarding how life operates, and nutritional and exercise facts that can inform a lifetime of pursuing good health.

Foundation stage of Fit for the King's Coaching Program

Transformation

Lasting transformation is attainable once old ideas and thoughts are demolished and a new foundation is laid. Appropriate goals, a pathway for success, and a willingness to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit are all a part of becoming a “new creation” in Christ.

Transformation stage of Fit for the King's Coaching Program

In each stage we dive into what the Bible has to say and the practical application it has for your mind and body. Each week you will have a one-on-one meeting with David, as well as assigned reading and video content. Clients also journal food intake and exercise, and engage with an educational video series on nutrition and physiology with quizzes and a completion certificate. Once your program is completed, you are invited to keep in touch through community health activities and events happening in person and online. 

If you are interested in exploring coaching with David, schedule your free consultation.

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Testimonials

“I can personally attest that the diversity of David Bush’s ministry experience is due to his unique, multifaceted giftedness, his passion for ministry within the Body of Christ, and his commitment to keeping Jesus and the Gospel at the center of all that he does!  David has lived out the thoughtful and Biblical message of Fit For The King in his everyday life for as long as I’ve known him – going on 25 years. “

MICHAEL MUDLAFF
Senior Pastor
Westkirk Presbyterian Church

“For years I had been trying to get my health together on my own. As a pastor, I felt no one could understand my circumstances. David Bush and Fit For The King has given me a whole new perspective, and I am regaining my health faster than I’ve ever thought possible.

The life of a pastor is busy! I know God wants me to care for my family, ministry, and finances. But physical challenges I’ve encountered have reminded me how He wants me to be a good steward of the body He has given me as well. Fit For The King has helped bring balance to all of my life.”

JASON SMITH
Pastor to Youth and Families
Otsego, MI

“I recently lost 40 pounds in an effort to better steward the body and time and opportunities God has given me – and elongate my availability to be an instrument in God’s hand. Thanks, David, for continuing to impact people with a grace-filled message of stewardship.”

ROB SEYLER
Bible Instructor
Grand View Christian School
Des Moines, IA

“When we seek biblical wisdom (I have done this with Fit For The King) for our health journey, we will see with greater clarity issues that have confused us. God is doing a greater work in me than any rapid weight loss program could do. This journey is bringing healing and sanctifying me in ways I’ve never imagined. I have been so blessed by David’s counsel and ministry!”

KRIS PARLEE
Ankeny, IA

“Ministry, at times, can be frustrating and exhausting with seemingly too few hours in the day to care for all that needs caring for.  The importance of staying plugged into the Holy Spirit is paramount, as is, having a strong support system both personally and professionally.  Self-care must be practiced and balance in life must be maintained.  It can, at times, become too much!  That is where David Bush can come in by offering a holistic approach that addresses wellness, both physically and spiritually; partnering with you to address nutrition, motivation, accountability, and regular physical exercise.  Ministers sometimes need ministering to, and David’s background in pastoral ministry, counseling and his expertise in physical training can be a great tool to stay fresh and effective in ministry.”

COLE LINDHOLM
Director of HR & Community
Outreach Operations
Hope Ministries