Cathy_Crouch_NoBackground_SMI love to run—the longer and harder, the better. Running to me is like a metaphor for life. I rarely feel like doing it, but once I get started, everything seems to come into focus. My mind begins to relax and the thrill of overcoming this challenge leaves me feeling like I can accomplish anything.

I also enjoy the variety that each day brings working with clients in this industry. I especially love the excitement I feel from helping them reach their goals.

I realize that their success is what keeps me in check. Lord, knows I also need that accountability. Like my son, I also pray that junk food could be healthy, but that is one prayer that I hope God never answers. I’m also a self-proclaimed chocoholic which is what qualifies me to inspire others. I know how challenging it is to do what you don’t want to do . . . and it ain’t eating less and moving more!

Over the years, I’ve seen some of the most powerful and faith-filled people struggle with their health and their weight. How is it possible to exercise so much power and authority, and yet feel so powerless in the area of health and fitness? How is it that we have been given the power and authority to cast out demons, yet we can’t stop ourselves from eating a piece of chocolate? Why do we struggle with so many issues around our weight, such as, emotional eating, physical inactivity, self-control, guilt, and feelings of low self-esteem?

And over the years, even I—a rational, disciplined, faith-filled, personal trainer—struggled with my weight; with emotional eating; with self-doubt; and with low self-esteem.

I tried to change just about everything about myself for much of my life, so I know what it’s like to feel stuck. I now understand that every insecurity, challenge, and negative emotion that I experienced was equipping me to help other people who faced the same struggles—especially women.

I pray that I can help you to reach your health and wellness goals.

Let’s do this together!


  • Ann R

    Reply Reply February 13, 2018

    I’ve been trying every diet there is and they don’t work because my inner self if full of anger & stress. I finally had a revelations that I need to work on my heart and get right with God to make it work, so here I am!! I’m excited!

    • Cathy

      Reply Reply February 13, 2018

      Great insight Ann. Have a great challenge.

  • Linda B

    Reply Reply January 16, 2018

    I love the part you wrote about how God has given us all power to cast out demons but we can’t stop ourselves from eating! I’m so excited for this plan. The Lord knows exactly what I need not what I want. Thank you Mrs. Cathy

  • Ro G

    Reply Reply October 14, 2017

    I love this! It’s wonderful how God uses our weaknesses to qualify us, and not our strengths. It’s so true that God will use every pain we’ve ever felt and turn it into something good—if we trust in Him. Thank you again for sharing and for the inspiration!

  • Loreli Myrtle

    Reply Reply January 7, 2017

    I am excited to start with you!😊

  • Teri

    Reply Reply September 10, 2016

    I really like what you said about “I now understand that every insecurity, challenge and negative emotion that I experiences was equipping me to help other people who faced the same struggles – especially women.” That makes me stop, put perspective into my struggles in life and put my hope back into Jesus that eventually it will all be okay.


    • Cathy

      Reply Reply September 10, 2016

      Thanks Teri, we often go through what we do so that we can minister to someone else. I always say that God never wastes a hurt. 🙂

  • Carolyn Cottrell

    Reply Reply September 10, 2016

    Cathy, I am praying that I will stick with this!!! Pray for me too please!! I have been on so many diets, exercise and pills that I can’t even count them. I lose but I gain it back and then some. I love the Lord and I want to do the right thing with my body so I can do more and live longer. I am 63 years old and a diabetic type 2. I weight right now 193 lbs and I am 5’7″ tall. I have bad knees and may have to have one replaced. I also have arthritis and neurophy in my feet severely and the Plankard Facitis too, severely. I am on insulin but i”m a type 2 .Ive just started to the gym but Im having so much trouble with my feet it is so hurts!!

    • Cathy

      Reply Reply September 10, 2016

      Blessings to you Carolyn, Give yourself lots of grace and love as you go through this program. Because you’ve been around this mountain so many times, you’ve got an affinity for failure. It will take time to break the habit and form new healthy ones. One of the first steps in your healing is to stop rehearsing your problems and challenges and instead magnify and glorify God. He is bigger than your sore knees, diabetes and every other challenge that you will experience. It will take time Carolyn so be patient and your breakthrough will come.

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