About Charlaine

Everywhere I go, God takes me on adventures. Some of them are wonderful while others I really don’t want to repeat. All of them are challenges that have stretched me growing my faith.

I am a newly, oldly-wed with my Boaz, my Second Blessing! My first husband, my high school sweetheart, passed away from a long battle with cancer. We were married for 29 years. It was a heart-wrenching adventure to lose such a sweet man of God. The Lord heard my pain as I prayed and brought another wonderful man of God into my life. I call him my Boaz. I’ve been enormously blessed twice!

I am passionate about helping people improve their lives through healthy living while¬† deepening in their faith in Jesus Christ. I’ve been in the health and fitness industry for around 25 years and have encountered a religious landscape under the guise of holistic health and wellness. You can see more about my ministry Be Totally Fit for Life! at www.betotallyfitforlife.com.

My life with chronic pain and fatigue conditions present unique challenges, but God has enabled me to do far more than I could ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20-21). Recently, I’ve had a twist in my adventure. Follow my progress in my blog posts about this challenge.

My own workouts are usually a blend of functional training exercises, traditional weights, PraiseMoves, and cardio on the elliptical, bicycle, or swimming. I eat a healthy diet of lean meats primarily poultry and fish, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, whole gluten-free grains, non-dairy alternatives, with plenty of water. There are ups and downs that come with chronic health conditions. When I get knocked down, I get back up again for yet more adventures. I encourage others who face challenges to do the best they can with what they are given each day.

I am a personal trainer and freelance writer, so you will see blog posts, magazine articles, and be able to watch books take form. I really enjoy interacting with those who visit me, so take the time to comment on posts, ask questions, or let me know how I can pray for you. You may also email me at charlaine_martin@yahoo.com.

I live in the Thumb of Michigan; so if you want to figure that out, there are mittens with the Michigan map in stores here! My husband and I enjoy cycling together on local bike trails as well as flying his single-engine plane when the sky beckons us. He jokingly refers to me as his “biker babe”. When we went to an air show, we drooled over a plane prototype the company hoped to finish in 2017. This was about all we could afford. We thought the engine, wings, and tail were pretty important so we left it there.¬† We also enjoy spending time with our adult children and grandchildren.


Char would love to take this home, if only it had wings, a propeller, and tail!

Please, introduce yourself. I would love to hear from you! Feel free to Email me.