Cross training is a lifestyle opportunity for Christian athletes to be challenged physically and spiritually to become the Miracles that God created them to be. Cross Training fuses the Catholic Faith and performance training to help athletes discover the dignity of their human person, to grow in holiness and virtue, and become powerful witnesses of Jesus Christ to the World.
Rediscover our identity as Christ's Athletes, created with a limitless potential for an Eternal Championship.
Identify our weaknesses & habits that do not allow us to live as Christ's Athletes.
Challenge ourselves to become the Eternal Champion God created us to be.
We are created in the 'Image and Likeness of God,' with a limitless potential destined to spend eternity with God in Heaven. No other creature on earth was created in such a way for such a purpose. From an athletic standpoint, human potential has never been reached, world records keep getting broken and re-broken soon after. People keep getting stronger and faster. People keep living longer. There are always new discoveries in science, and new inventions being made. The potential of a human being is nearly endless. EVERY SINGLE PERSON is capable of greatness. WHY? Because we are CREATED in the image and likeness of the Creator of the Universe. This greatness is stamped on our very nature. However, we sell ourselves short. We settle for good instead of great, for fleeting world-championships instead of the everlasting championship. God is waiting for us to join His team. He is waiting for you to be the Eternal Champion He created you to be. We are not created for anything less, we are created for HEAVEN. Many times we fall into the temptation that the road to sainthood is painful, drudging, and potentially boring. But this is a lie. God wants us to experience ultimate joy, ultimate peace, ultimate love, and ultimate greatness. He is calling us to be on His team, to be His athletes, and to be an Eternal Champion. Because of this, we have a reason to be confident to live our lives for Christ as His Athletes. Christ has already conquered the Enemy, we have nothing to fear. As Christ's athletes, we will always have the victory.
Sports and athletics are one of the highest priorities of people in our time. Speaking this language and using athletics as a catalyst to grow in faith provides the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the hearts of athletes. Training and athletics are amazing avenues to grow in relationship with God. We are not simply spiritual beings, we are body and soul. Our bodies image God and are a temple of the Holy Spirit. It is in our bodies and in relationship with others that we come to know God and ourselves. We are called to love sacrificially. This is displayed through our bodies. Some of the greatest examples of love and faith are the martyrs. They sacrificed their bodies for the sake of the Kingdom of God. In training, we put ourselves to the test. We prepare to lay down our life and our bodies for our neighbor. We sacrifice. We come to know our weaknesses and our failings, and our need for God. We become very self-aware of our personal weaknesses and areas that must be transformed. In training, we can always do better.
Training for Heaven is a constant journey of self-transformation, of becoming the Miracle God created us to be- body and soul. If we push ourselves to failure, striving to be the best we can be, we will learn how to be better and better.
Training with others is nearly the best opportunity to practice being selfless. There is always someone who struggles or needs encouragement, and our example of effort, focus, discipline, sacrifice, and hard work is the best encouragement someone can give. We are scared to give completely of ourselves until we see someone else do it: ex. the Martyrs. The greatest athletes are humble, selfless, disciplined, focused, sacrificial, have integrity, and are courageous. These things are formed in the preparation to become Christ's athlete. Training will reinforce these aspects of human dignity and prepare individuals to live it out in any area of life. It is an amazing avenue to grow in faith and virtue.
Our mission as Christ's Athletes is to become a POWERFUL WITNESS of Jesus Christ to the World. We are created for MORE than this world. The Culture says money, glory and privilege are the desired outcome of being an athlete. But Paul says "For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." 1 Timothy: 4:8. There is no earthly goal or trophy that will bring lasting happiness, only the Eternal Championship that awaits us in Heaven. Therefore, we have a REASON TO BE CONFIDENT TO BE DIFFERENT—JESUS CHRIST. We will use the God-given gift of our athletic ability to become an ETERNAL CHAMPION, a powerful witness of Jesus Christ. The enemy may attack, but there is no competition too great nor trial too large because Christ has already conquered the enemy! We will become His eternal athletes and, by His power, we will be forever victorious. We are going into Battle, we must prepare. We need to build our strength, discipline, courage, fortitude, and focus. We need to make our armor impenetrable. We need to lay an indestructible foundation on Jesus Christ. We need to sharpen and fortify our weapons. We need to make our faith unshakeable. Only through Jesus Christ is this possible. He is our rock. We will become His athletes. We will compete for Christ and bring souls onto His team. We will withstand temptation, ridicule, and mockery. We will die to ourselves so as to live for others. No worldly goal will suffice, only Christ. We will not fear pain, sweat, or hard work. We will hand our weaknesses over to Christ; He will transform us. We will work our hardest for the Lord and others. We will give ourselves up for the sake of Jesus Christ, and by His Power, we will become His Athletes.
Cross Training is a lifestyle opportunity for all Christian athletes to be challenged physically and spiritually to become the Miracles that God created them to be.
Evo Ultra Performance System utilized in Cross Training trains the individual as God created human beings to function. Every human being is created with the same design. The truth, then, is that there is an optimal/ most-efficient way to operate and move. Deviating from that biomechanically efficient movement pattern creates compensation. This compensation is what leads to an inability to display our potential and frequently leads to pain and injury. Retraining our body and mind to function as it was designed allows for the elimination of these compensation patterns and the ability to display elite performance. The focus of the training system encompasses how the body was created to optimally move and operate. Breathing, joint angles, position, appropriate muscle action, movement patterns, recovery mechanisms, and mental focus are key ingredients in training for optimal human efficiency in order to drastically improve performance whether the athlete is in-season or off-season. Individuals of any athletic ability may participate. Each will personally focus on eliminating their compensation patterns in order to work towards optimal human performance.