Hey there Flyte Fam, I am Heather Myers!
Just a little bit about me… By day I am an indoor cycling instructor at Flywheel Sports. By night and weekends I am a DJ. 24/7 I am a Christ follower, wife to an amazing man of God, and horse mama of 3 plus a dog!! I have been in the fitness industry for over 7 years now and couldn’t be more happy where I am today!
9 Years ago was when I was truly inspired by the fitness industry. At the time, I was showing horses at a national level, and training 30+ hours a week while in high school and duel enrolled in college. During this time in my life I dealt with an immense amount of anxiety and physical pain from training. I was stretched thin, taking anxiety medications, pain medications, and was loosing sight of the meaning of life. It was a low for me. But then Jesus found me where I was, and I was introduced to the fitness industry. I started on a fitness routine, helping me regain strength and reduce my pain from past injuries and found a new confidence. After having mentors walk along side me, showing me Jesus, through this tough time I was able to get off my medications and live again! That was the point where I knew I wanted a career in the fitness industry. Soon after that I became a certified personal trainer and completed my degree in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Health Education.
It wasn’t until 5 years ago, where I was truly challenged in my career by the church I attended. Their motto is , “All of life is all for Jesus.” Its simple yet so profound. Every week or so they will bring a member of the congregation up onto stage from a variety of careers from: financial analysts, teachers, artists, construction workers, and so on. Ever since the first interview, it stared to spark many thoughts in my head. To see all these people explaining these “common jobs,” and how they have a purpose in being the light for the Kingdom, was truly humbling. To be frank, I honestly would not of thought previous “mundane” jobs of mine would have significance to the furthering of God’s Kingdom.
Then that brings me here today. The fitness industry. Full of deception, vanity, and brokenness. I’ve been apart of it for over 7 years and I have had to consistently ask myself: How am I conforming to this industry? Am I a being a light in a broken industry? Where is my balance between fitness and faith? The “All of Life,” motto has been an extraordinary and incredibly challenging journey, and I will still say I have not fully mastered it, and don’t think I ever will.
So where do I ,as fitness professionals, go from here? I want to bring it simply back to health and wellness. I am not saying defined muscles, diets and loving working out is bad. It’s when its starts to consume our thoughts and desires. Are we spending a majority of our time wishing we had biceps like this and glutes like that? Are we are taking our body to extremes that are hindering our relationships and communities? Are we forgetting about wholistic wellness?
This is the thing. Health needs to be brought back to being whole. It’s physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual. We are called to live in this big beautiful story that God has been crafting since day one. As Romans 12:4 says,
“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,”
I have the honor multiple times a week to be in studio leading an indoor cycling class. I have the honor to work with people of all different walks of life in vulnerable situations. I have the ability to speak truth in every class. I have the desire to create a community that is ALL INCLUSIVE in an industry that is full of cliques. I desire to show all my clients that they are valued, loved, and worth it no matter where they are in their walk of life. God created us all uniquely and intricately knit us together (Ps. 139).
This is right where I feel called to be in this beautiful story God has built!
“ And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
1 Peter 5:10