In this inspiring episode of The F.I.T. in Faith Podcast, host Tamra Andress sits down with special guest Kaela McKaig, an elite athlete, national champion, and personal trainer turned Christian mentor and life coach. Tamra expresses her excitement about learning from someone who truly understands coaching and applies it to her community. Kaela, the host of the podcast “His Word, My Walk,” shares her journey from the fitness industry to becoming a devoted Christian mentor.
Together, Tamra and Kaela delve into the importance of defeating negative thoughts, overcoming self-focus, and embracing mentorship in deepening our relationship with God. They discuss Kaela’s experiences as she stood under the guidance of notable mentors like TD Jakes from the Potter’s House and how her faith in Jesus Christ has shaped her path.
The conversation takes an authentic turn as Tamra and Kaela open up about their own struggles and their initial lack of knowledge about God despite not being raised in Christian homes. Kaela shares her gradual awakening to the importance of growing in her faith and the pivotal role that fitness played in her ministry. Eventually, Kaela fully surrendered to God, redirecting her focus to mentoring and coaching women, realizing that her purpose extended beyond the fitness realm.
Throughout the episode, Tamra and Kaela emphasize the significance of faith in action and surrendering to God’s will. They highlight the transformative power of sharing our testimonies and teaching others based on what God has taught us. Listeners are invited to join this meaningful conversation that restores the roar of faith, dispels misconceptions, and inspires a deeper connection with God.
Hey, I’m Kaela! You might know me as the former Personal Trainer and fitness girl turned Christian Mentor & Life Coach – and Best Auntie Ever! Like so many other Believers, God’s journey to get me here has been… a journey – from a former elite athlete, National Champion and recent Hall of Fame inductee, it was the younger years of my life that fostered the drive and discipline in me to push, to work hard, and to create consistency toward growth in every area of my life.
While training others in their health and fitness goals always with a foundation of a relationship with Christ, I eventually found myself earning a second degree from Arizona Christian University in all things Bible, and by following God’s lead, I can now see the path. All the experiences, expertise, and education have led me right where He needed me in this season.
I serve as a Christian Mentor & Life Coach, am the host of the His Word My Walk podcast where I weekly share insight from my own life about how God’s Word and my daily walk go together, and I am an author, teacher, speaker, and creator of the Bible Time Accelerator and Bible Journaling Bootcamp programs! My deep desire is to help others in their own relationship with God by uplifting, encouraging, teaching, and speaking truth into every situation.
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In this episode of The F.I.T. in Faith Podcast, host Tamra Andress sits down with the inspiring and resilient Kaela McKaig, a former elite athlete, national champion, and recent Hall of Famer inductee. Kaela’s journey from being a personal trainer and fitness enthusiast to becoming a Christian mentor and life coach is a testament to the transformative power of faith and mentorship.
Tamra expresses her admiration for Kaela’s heart and the wisdom she has gained through her own experiences. Kaela’s podcast, “His Word, My Walk,” offers a daily dose of Bible readings, which Tamra believes is a much-needed resource in today’s world. She emphasizes the importance of having companions on our spiritual journey, and praises Kaela’s ability to guide and support others.
As the conversation unfolds, Tamra and Kaela dive into the messy aspects of their respective journeys and the struggles they faced. They debunk the misconception that people walking in their calling have always had an unblemished path. Both Tamra and Kaela share their backgrounds of not being raised in Christian homes and the process of discovering their faith.
Kaela recalls her high school years in Arizona, where she moved with her father, lacking a solid spiritual foundation. She attended church mainly to spend time with her friends who played basketball. It wasn’t until later, during her time in college, that she became involved with Athletes in Action and started to seek a deeper relationship with God.
The conversation further delves into Kaela’s transition into the fitness space, where she pursued a career as a personal trainer and competed in fitness competitions. However, she sensed God leading her toward ministry and decided to shift her focus. Kaela moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and earned a degree in Bible studies, fully dedicating herself to mentorship and coaching women.
Throughout the episode, Tamra and Kaela stress the importance of surrendering to God’s will and understanding that our journeys are unique and ever-evolving. They highlight the significance of personal investment in education and the value of combining God-given gifts with acquired knowledge.
Kaela shares how she ultimately released her fitness-oriented ministry and embraced her calling to mentor and pour into women’s lives. She realized that women reaching out to her didn’t necessarily seek fitness advice but craved spiritual guidance and support. Kaela’s transformational journey serves as a reminder that God’s plans for our lives may differ from what we initially envision, but they are always far greater.
Join Tamra Andress and Kaela McKaig in this powerful episode as they explore the beauty of growing in faith, overcoming challenges, and embracing mentorship on the path toward a stronger relationship with God. Prepare to be inspired and encouraged as you embark on your own transformative journey.
Note: The F.I.T. in Faith Podcast with Tamra Andress can be found on your favorite podcast platforms. Don’t miss out on this uplifting conversation with Kaela McKaig and discover how you can deepen your connection with God every single day.
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