What it Means to Be Focused
Being focused in a workout is not simply concentrating or staring at something, but visualizing what you are doing or about to do, what is going on and still being aware of what is happening around you. Having a guide in front of you so you can make your movements precise, strong, and controlled. When you truly understand it, you can take your focus into any workout and they will transform your body like never before. I hear people say that a certain type of workout doesn't do anything for them, or that video tape workouts are not as challenging as a live classes, but I believe that when you are focused and understand your body mechanics, you can make anything challenging, even taking a walk!Being focused not only can help you to get into shape, but in every area of our lives. Most people are naturally unfocused. We live in a very distracting world. If you think about it, the time we are most focused and aware is when we are driving, and even then, we are distracted by our cell phone, eating and drinking, the music playing, etc. Being focused can save your life. Being focused can bring relationships to new levels. After a long day, you are home trying to cook dinner, attend to this and that and your children or spouse are talking to you, are you focused on what they have to say? When you are in a meeting or in school, are you focused on what is being taught to you? We tend to let so many distractions get into our head, we zone out and don't truly absorb what we need to.
Often when people punch at my mitts in Tae Bo®, they look at the mitts as they punch and turn their head from side to side. They are distracted by the mitts, when they should be looking at the person holding the mitts, that is who they should never take their eyes off of, never take their focus off of, because if they do, they can just reach out and POW, you are knocked out! It is amazing how you can hit those mitts every time when you focus on the source!
Let's not let anything POW us this! Work on being focused. Just like anything else, it takes practice and time, but soon it will come naturally and wow, see how it will transform your life in EVERY area!
She is the mother of 4 children ages 18, 13, 10 and 6 and has a passion for helping others get in shape from the inside out. Krista is a walking testimony having lost over 100lbs and has successfully kept it off .
During her weight loss, she had a vision of creating Fit By Faith.
She believed she was to change the atmosphere of the gym and create a different environment for people to work out in. Krista is a former High School Theater Arts teacher and is currently attending college to obtain her B.A in Sports Medicine.
She holds certifications as Personal Trainer with the International Sports Science Association Tae Bo® fitness instructor (Certified by the creator Billy Blanks) Group Fitness Instructor for Adults, Children and Seniors SilverSneakers® Muscle Strength & Range of Motion for Seniors Black Belt 1st Dan in the art of Tae Bo Kwon.
She maintains her certifications annually through continuing education classes and training camps and requires all her instructors at Fit By Faith to do the same. She also competes in races and other competitions regularly.
Krista has appeared in 3 Tae Bo® infomercials on national TV Shape, Collage Video, Looking Good Now and Christian Living Magazines Several times in the Brownwood Bulletin Newspaper.
She has also been featured on several websites such as The Fitness Zone, The Biggest Loser, ivillage as well as the Billy Blanks Website. Krista has been a motivational speaker at many churches and radio stations.
Krista and her husband John, who is co-owner of Fit By Faith, both have hearts to help others to feel good, to be healthy and strive everyday to serve more people in this manner.