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Join Us For Our Free Upcoming Group Workouts

Our free monthly group workout will be Saturday, April 28th at Culver City stairs! Please register so we know how much supplies to bring:  goo.gl/forms/ZKCdQaiBp20oYUpi1 

In May we are going to switch it up and support Omega Psi Phi in their walk for Diabetes! Please join our One Temple Fitness team as we support this fundraiserhttps://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=51757954&rf=1907f68049674292a5dc937562899b52

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The Wait is Over: Pre-Order Your 21-Day Relationship Healing Devotional & Journal

Dr. Gimel Rogers, who earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology and is a licensed minister is releasing her first title! The 21-Day Relationship Healing Devotional and Journal is a poetry-based book that promotes restoration through reflection. It's Maya Angelou meets Joyce Myers with the spice of Dr. Gimel.

Whether single and waiting on your king, recently single and need a healing, being courted by your king, or married to your king it is always important that we are reflective on past relationships to ensure we left the baggage when we got off "that train." Being whole and healed allows you to be fully the woman that God has called you to be. I am so excited for your journey and always remember that you are a warrior woman and you are a queen!

Start your healing journey now and pre-order your 21-Day Relationship Healing Devotional and Journal today! Your book will be signed by Dr. Gimel and come with an exclusive turquoise "Live Within Me" t-shirt. Orders must be placed by May 1st. If you order by April 17th you get your restoration through reflection journal and exclusive turquoise shirt for only $30 which includes shipping and handling!

Do the colors have a meaning?

Some people have wondered why orange is F.I.R.E.'s main color. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief. It is optimistic, uplifting and rejuvenating to our spirit by restoring balance. It frees the spirit of its limitations, giving us the freedom to be ourselves while encouraging self-respect and respect of others. Most importantly it is the FIRE of God, deliverance, and passionate praise.

              Turquoise represents healing

             Turquoise represents healing

Below is an exert from the book

Comparing Yourself To Others Decreases Your Self-Concept

During the month of February, many people think of relationships and love. However, few people think about the relationship with themselves known as an intrapersonal relationship. I encourage you all to become more introspective and take a look at how you treat yourselves this month. For example, at the beginning of every year, most people set weight loss or fitness goals. The downside is that most of these goals are based on other people's goals or how other people look. The bright side, considering all factors are equal, you know that your goal is achievable. 

However, today, I would like to focus on the cons. Basing your goals on other people's is a form of comparison. Comparing yourself to others typically sets you up for failure. Not failure in the sense of achieving your goal, but failure in building your wholeness of self. If you are a person that has been called derogatory, negative, or simply mean names, then it has impacted your identity. The key is, what do you do with that information. Do you reject it and reaffirm yourself or do you internalize it? When you reject it and reaffirm yourself, in turn, you build your self-concept. On the contrary, when you internalize it, you start to believe in the labels that have been put on you, and you too start to put labels on yourself. Internalizing and believing in these negative labels can create a self-fulfilling prophecy, and then those labels become your very own self-made prison.

If you find that you are continuously comparing yourself to others, I encourage you to do the following:

1) Stop comparing yourself to others: It is okay in life to have markers but when you internalize the markers they become comparisons, which is unhealthy
2) Set a goal based on your preference: Take time to get to know your body type, identify a healthy weight for your height, understand where the fat on your body is typically stored and the locations that usually tone first

Therefore, setting your own goals based on your own desires develops your positive self-esteem (how you feel about yourself) and self-efficacy (the agency to accomplish the goal set forth), leading to a healthier self-concept (an overall view of self). A healthier self-concept will provide a more accurate depiction of your capabilities. During the year of completion, I encourage you to strive to a healthier self-concept.

January's Temple Talk: The Year of Completion

Join us Friday, January 20 at 7:00p.m. PST for our monthly Temple Talk, The Year of Completion: Going Higher in 2017. One Temple Fitness is all about assisting you to becoming your healthiest and being the best you that God has destined you to be!

January Free Monthly Group Workout Video

If you missed the first workout of 2017, check out the full workout video. Be sure not to miss out on our free monthly Temple Talk on January 20 at 7:00p.m. We opened the group workout with a meditation on The Year of Completion, which will be our Temple Talk topic this month! You can login at  https://zoom.us/j/680646110

2017 The Year of Completion

As you begin this year, I encourage you to develop four areas while striving for completion. First, your emotional health, second your spiritual health, third your physical health, and fourth your intellectual health. These four target areas are key to becoming whole. Additionally, wholeness in these areas necessitate completion because it is usually these areas that we struggle in the most. Whether you are aiming to complete a degree, a health management goal, develop your prayer life, or better understand your emotional self, now is the time to make it happen! 

I encourage you to let the trials and tribulations of 2016, 2006 or even 1996 stay in the past. Forgive to become free, let go to become liberated, and ascend to achieve. It's time to go higher, no more mediocrity, excuses, or being your own roadblock. The time is now! Healing is now! Freedom is now! Love is now! Peace is now! Joy is now! Happiness is now! Authenticity is now!  

December's Temple Talk & Group Workout

Join One Temple Fitness for our Monthly Temple Talk! This month our topic is "Pour Me A Drink!" We will explore how alcohol affects our metabolism as well as our mental health! In addition, come learn how to make a tasty yet healthy holiday drink ~ Sugar-Free Mojito Punch.

The next day, we will try our monthly recipe while sweating with an intense workout. Come join us at 2525 Trinity Ave in Los Angeles at 9am! See you there!

November's Temple Talk: S.T.R.E.S.S. Is Not Your Friend

If you missed One Temple Fitness's Temple Talk watch this awesome video and don't forget to download the tip sheet. This month's topic focused on the impact stress has on your workout, the impact alcohol has on your mood and weight, and featured a recipe. This month's recipe is Garlic Lemon Kale Salad.

November Temple Talk: S.T.R.E.S.S. Is Not Your Friend

Join us Friday, November 11 at 7:00p.m. PST for our monthly Temple Talk: S.T.R.E.S.S. Is Not Your Friend. One Temple Fitness is all about assisting you to becoming healthiest and being the best you that God has destined you to be! This year all of our Temple Talks will be held online, so zoom into us!

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October's Temple Talk Video: The Power of Our Choices

If you missed One Temple Fitness's Temple Talk watch the video below. This month's topic focused on the power of our choices, the impact water has on your mood, and featured a recipe. Our featured recipe for this month is Infused Water.

Monthly Temple Talks and Group Workouts are back in September until May!

One Temple Fitness Monthly Temple Talks and free Group workouts are resuming in September until May! Be on the lookout for the dates and times and we hope that you are able to join in on the movement! Get mentally, spiritually, and physically fit with #OneTempleFitness

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End of Summer Fitness Camp

Come join our fitness movement by participating in our End of Summer Fitness Camp! Includes group workouts and opportunities for 1:1 coaching, meal prepping, and much more! Bring a friend and get ready to sweat! Contact us for more details at onetemplefitness.fire@gmail.com   ~It's all about healthy living!~

Stimulating the Mind, Strengthening the Body, Stretching the Spirit

Kickoff Your Health with One Temple Fitness

Come build your temple and kick off your summer right with One Temple Fitness. Join us for six weeks Monday through Thursday from 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. for group workouts to strengthen your body! Also, you'll receive a fitness starter kit and 1:1 fitness coaching that will stimulate the mind and stretch the spirit! Transform your whole Temple for only $10 a week! If you can't meet us in person, no worries, join us online and exercise from your home!

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April Temple Talk Meet up Self Love Part II Video

Often times we get bogged down by the stresses of life and start losing ourselves. Last month we evaluated, discovered, rebuilt, and renewed our self-love! This month we journeyed to discover where we go from there. Please watch the video and download the worksheet at www.7fire8.com to follow along as we continue to explore how to wholistically care for ourselves.

Self-Love: One Temple Fitness Meet-up

Often times we get bogged down by the stresses of life and start losing ourselves. It's time to evaluate, discover, rebuild, and renew your self-love! Please join One Temple Fitness this Friday, as we start to explore how to wholistically care for ourselves.

We hope that you are able to join us for our next meet-up, Friday, March 4, 2016 from 7:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. PST in person at 2525 Trinity Street Los Angeles, CA 90011 or virtually - Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/680646110?pwd=BgstZpGIte1uAnPbS5EHeQ%3D%3D - email us at 7.f.i.r.e.8@gmail.com for the password.

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