Free & Fit Challenge 2017 - Introduction to Freedom by Tim Chew

Introduction to the Free & Fit course with a video blog entry from Tim Cheux demonstrating the five verses and five exercise sets routine for the Free & Fit Challenge.

Free and Fit Challenge January 2017 (C) Copyright

About the Free & Fit Challenge

The Free and Fit course has been created to build strong social skills, charge healthy physical bodies and to instil a well balanced and sound mind. Participants who complete the full course over 12 months will learn how to work effectively with their team members to build strong values of power, love, and self discipline.

Free & Fit Vision

The vision of free and fit course is to engage, motivate, improve and hence find freedom in a physical and spiritual state. As such the freedom that leads to a peaceful heart; leads to a healthy body. The course is built upon the core value of learning together to be disciplined and motivated in our faith as well as our fitness.

Instructions for Group or Individual Facilitator

  1. Select a sport and space where you want to exercise, book a date and time to meet and invite your friends!

  2. Before exercising ensure the space is safe and that no participants are experiencing any illnesses or injuries.

  3. Set up a structure of five different exercise routines which you can introduce, read and reflect upon the selected bible verses. In the welcome and warm up introduce the topic and ask the members what they believe the topic to mean.

  4. Read the verses in order before each exercise and ask the group to think about the verses during the five different exercise routines.

  5. Reflect on the verses and topic at the end of session, during a warm down, and discuss the answers to each verse and questions at the end of the workout.

Introducing the Free and Fit Challnege 2017

Written by Timothy Cheux, Founder of the Free & Fit Challenge 2017

It is for freedom that you have been set free. What is freedom? Sometimes it can be the hardest thing to find or the easiest thing to give away. Imagine yourself back in the middle school playground of your youth. A place where we dispel our fears by telling our fellow class mates, during break or lunch time, how daring and courageous we are. We verbalise how much freedom we have in our own minds and express how we can achieve so much without fear. Whether we are climbing walls, jumping off diving boards, cycling down hills or skate boarding the highest jump we exaggerate or bend the rules about our so called accomplishments.

All of these achievements may have never happened, but apparently by bragging about them on the playground we demonstrate a sense of freedom. A freedom that we have over other people. That we are better, more, that we are freer than they are or we are more fearless than they are. It is quite astounding how such illusions actually deny us freedom. Instead guilt and shame are created inside in place of freedom. We end up doing the complete opposite of finding freedom and we end up building up a sense of self-pity, denial and deceit.

The question of “how do I find freedom” is one we all seek to find the answer to. Today, unlike when we were young playing on the playground, the stakes have changed. Now it’s at school re-unions and family meetings when we declare our false outstanding abilities and life achievements. It reminds me of the sketch on Family Guy when Peter goes to a school re-union wearing a gold medallion and cowboy hat as he pretends to all his old class mates that he is a million dollar business man and astronaut. These ridiculous exaggerated truths cause arguments, breakdowns of friendships and family feuds. We are all trying to demonstrate and create a sense of worth, fulfilment, accomplishment, identity and above all an aura, a sense of freedom, that isn’t quite reality. However, what this does is it actually creates a barrier and a mirage of this alternative reality. In our own minds it makes us appear almost untouchable, but actually it distances us from the people we know and love and our dreams, we once aspired to achieve, are lost.