My Eulogy!

NateBodyBeastTraderJoes“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”  – Matthew 5:16

My Eulogy was a “Men of Honor” writing assignment through my church that I want to share with you. This is what I want to be remembered for and it’s how I’m going to live my life from this day forward!

Nathan Trenteseaux used his passion and God-given gifts, talents and abilities for fitness, nutrition and health to change the bodies and lives of thousands of people while touching millions more in the process. He made it his purpose and mission in life to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle through exercise and nutrition. He worked with clients hands on and through online coaching to change one life at a time to help “End the Trend” of obesity.

NateCCA1Trenteseaux’s enthusiasm was infectious and changed the lives of those around him. His passion, positive attitude, and way of living through Christ was contagious to others and is one reason he had many friends who were infected with his passion. Through his enthusiasm and passion, he recruited others to help him reach more people through fitness and nutrition.

Trenteseaux was led by God to help lead others to a better life through exercise and nutrition and also with his Renegade Leadership & Mentorship coaching program. He knew God created him to lead others in a quest to reach as many people as possible in order to honor and glorify God. His mission statement in life was based on 1 Corinthians 6:19-20:

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price! Therefore, glorify God in your body.”

Costa Rica Mission Trip in June 2009 where I met Maria who forever changed my life!

Costa Rica Mission Trip in June 2009 where I met Maria who forever changed my life!

Trenteseaux also changed lives through missions work locally, domestically and internationally. He used the profits from his fitness coaching and consulting business to do missions work throughout the year traveling to various countries and cities to spread the love of God to others.

Trenteseaux’s passion to “love God, love people and serve others” was evident in all that he did whether it was helping people change their bodies through fitness and nutrition, or through missions work to help others and also show other men what a true masculine Godly man looks like and how he is supposed to be as a leader, husband, father, brother and role model.

Trenteseaux prayed that God would one day bring him the woman of his dreams and a family of his own. God answered that prayer in ways he never imagined providing him a beautiful Christian woman and two wonderful daughters. He loved his wife and children with every ounce of his being. He traveled with his family preaching fitness, nutrition, health and changing the lives of others through their devoted life in Christ and missions work. Trenteseaux’s love for his wife and children exceeded his love and passion for fitness and health and served as a role model for many other husbands, wives and families.

Trenteseaux was bold in his walk with Christ. He was a Christian “Warrior” and relied on God’s strength to help him accomplish God’s work in many different ways. He was eager to tell everyone of what Jesus Christ had done for him and how he was blessed more than he deserved for being able to do what he loved every day of his life.

NateChestTattooHis faith and trust in God was apparent in all areas of his life. His non-traditional approach to Christianity as a “wild, fiery, adventurous, masculine warrior” for Christ, made him a “Renegade” to many yet it was a refreshing and exciting way for him to reach others and show them who God truly is and what He wants from our lives and how He has created us to fulfill our purpose in life.

Trenteseaux was a long-time member of Christ Central Alachua (CCA) where he volunteered in various capacities within the church. He was a graduate of the “Men of Honor” program that helped shape him into the man God wanted him to be through honesty, integrity and character. Trenteseaux took what God taught him through that program and used it as the foundation for his fitness coaching and consulting business and the way he lived the rest of his life with his wife, children, grandchildren, friends, coaching clients and business partners.

Although Trenteseaux received various awards and recognition for his works, he never cared for them. He preferred to give thanks to God and was often found helping someone else rather than attending a ceremony to honor him. He always praised and thanked God for all that he did in his life and reminded others that “God does extraordinary things through ordinary people.” It is through his boldness and love of God, family, friends and fitness that he impacted the lives of many.

– Nate


Spiritually and Physically Fit!

NateCCA“I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.” – 1 Corinthians 9:27

Many Christians are spiritually fit but physically weak and sick. Fitness, nutrition, and health is our RESPONSIBILITY as stewards of the body God gave us. It is our duty to remain spiritually and physically fit for Christ.

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

The verse above applies to all areas including fitness, nutrition, health, and all forms of abuse against the body (sexual, physical, alcohol, drugs, etc.).

It’s not about looking good or having six-pack abs. Although, form follows function and you will look better which will in turn make you feel better about yourself. Having a better self image and confidence are things you need as a Christian to give you the BOLDNESS, POWER and STRENGTH God has given us through the Holy Spirit. And good health means we can do what God has called us to do.

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of POWER and love and DISCIPLINE.” – 2 Timothy 1:7

Discipline your body through proper exercise and nutrition. Let it fuel you and provide the POWER and STRENGTH you need to be BOLD in Christ and to honor and glorify Him while fulfilling the purpose He has for you! God should be your inspiration and motivation to get fit and healthy.

I have spent a large part of my life immersed in fitness and nutrition as an intense hobby and passion and never had a clue why until God revealed the reasons for it in 2009 when I lost my  job and started Underground Fitness Revolution. I can help you because it is God’s purpose for me. It’s the reason He created me. He gave me gifts, talents, and abilities to fulfill this purpose in my life yo!

My current goal is to become as spiritually fit as I am physically fit. And although I have many more years of physical fitness under my belt than I do as a Christian, God continues to grow me spiritually each and every day the more I follow in His footsteps, listen to what He is saying, and follow what it is He wants me to do.

NateMissionAndPurposeMy spiritual fitness will quickly catch up and surpass my physical fitness in a lot less time than it took me to figure out the fitness, fat loss, nutrition, and health side of things. I’m eager to see what God is able to do through me once my spiritual fitness catches up to my physical fitness while loving and helping others and fulfilling my purpose in life.

“Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” – 1 Timothy 4:7-8

In addition to being the owner and Fitness Coach for Underground Fitness Revolution, I provide online coaching, accountability, support, motivation, inspiration, passion, and all the nutrition and training experience you need to succeed.  #DoWhatNateSays

I’m asking you to commit 15-30 minutes a day to get fit, lose fat, and improve your health. If you cannot do that, nothing else will work for you. No gimmicks, pills, potions, or any other fad or easy fix! Just consistency and hard work.

It will take discipline, commitment, action, better habits, and a lifestyle change but it’s all to honor and glorify God in the end and do what we are responsible for doing as Christians and stewards of our bodies yo!

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do ALL to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31