Three Things Working Against Your Health, and What You Can Do About It


Allow me to be blunt. The current state of health in the world sucks. Statistics show 1 in 2 Americans have a chronic disease (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, arthritis). And 1 in 4 have multiple. On a world scale, in Kuwait, as many as 75% of people are overweight or obese; 25% are diabetic. Hypertension is predicted to hit 1.5 billion people worldwide by 2025.

The US spends $3.2 trillion on health care, 86% of that goes to chronic illness. Spending on chronic disease worldwide is predicted to reach $47 trillion by 2030. Sickness is a massive industry. 

Three things seem to be influencing this problem. 

One- Doctors and hospitals weren’t created to handle this. The medical system was built on emergencies or trauma, and classic diseases or conditions. Chronic disease, caused by long term poor lifestyle choices, have only come about over the past 40 years or so, really getting its start in the late 80’s. Medical professionals are not equipped to handle the coaching and lifestyle change that is needed to avoid, or reverse the chronic diseases we are seeing today. 

Two- Letting the pharmaceutical companies attempt to find “solutions” by masking symptoms will do nothing except perpetuate and expand the currently outdated and ineffective system. These companies grow in direct proportion to the increase in chronic disease. They have zero motivation to find actual solutions- it would shrink their market. They ride on the backs of the chronically ill like leeches, slowing sucking the life blood and energy out of the human population. 

Three- Government programs making large general recommendations are heavily influenced by biased companies like Coke, Nabisco, Kellogg’s, etc., slanting the “recommendations” towards the products their company produces. The USDA Food Pyramid comes to mind. It takes decades for these bloated agencies to get the message out and turn the ship, and decades more when the “recommendations” miss the mark- think low fat diets. Meanwhile hundreds of millions of people are suffering. 

But why is this happening? Why are we getting sicker and sicker as a species? Because government programs aren’t effective? Because pharmaceutical companies choose profits over people? Because too many of our leaders don’t know, don’t care, or are getting their pockets lined? Yes and no to all of these. Yes, all of these statements are true. Our society is slanting towards immorality, and people in high positions with massive moral conflicts are becoming the norm. But no, that’s not the reason why we are getting sicker. You can’t look out into the world and blame it for your individual health. You can’t say “I’m not healthy, and it’s YOUR fault”. Well you can, it just won’t do you any good. Health is a personal responsibility. 

The only way your health will ever change is through your efforts. Nobody can exercise, and chew and swallow your food for you. Ever. That is you and your responsibility. How could it be any other way? You have to choose to get your health in line. You have to choose to take care of your body. And you can. How can you do that? By doing a little bit every day and building on that. With small consistent efforts you, we can build a body that avoids chronic disease, is resilient to infection, and is a joy to be in. And we can move $3 trillion away from “treating” chronic disease, and towards a better future. 

We have the power to stop all the above nonsense today, by taking responsibility for our own bodies. Me and mine. You and yours. Look at it like this- your body will either serve you and your needs, or someone else’s. Most likely, their bank account. 

For a healthier future through personal responsibility,

Dennis Fenrich 

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Hi, my name is Cheyenne. I graduated from Michigan State University with my bachelors in Kinesiology, minor in Health Promotion, and then pursued a full time personal training job in a corporate fitness center. I have been a personal trainer since 2018 and started coaching CrossFit in 2020 when I got back into CrossFit after about a year off. I first started CrossFit back in 2014 in my hometown, Three Rivers, MI., and continued with CrossFit through college and now after college. I thoroughly enjoy coaching CrossFit because it not only helps me better myself, but I get to educate, coach and inspire everyone in the community of CrossFit. 
I have been into sports and fitness my entire life. I played volleyball, basketball, soccer and track through high school, and continued the healthy, active lifestyle with CrossFit after high school. Not only am I passionate about fitness, I also enjoy traveling, the lake life, gardening, my two kitties and anything outdoors.


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My view of fitness changed on 2013 when I was introduced to Crossfit. Like many, it immediately had my attention. I became a coach because I saw the positive impact it had on my physical and mental health, so I wanted to pass that on to others. I work a full time job and am married to an amazing woman who does Crossfit with me. I also have three great kids who I cant convince to do Crossfit with me. Kids. Aside from spending time with my family and friends, I enjoy coaching others in fitness, living a mostly healthy lifestyle, and am an avid Steelers fan. Go Steelers!

Currently, I hold a Crossfit Level-2 certificate and my goal as a coach is to continue learning, weather through Crossfit or other effective methods. Physical and mental health go hand in hand with one another, and I believe exercise is the perfect medicine for both.


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I’ve been working in the fitness industry since 2002. I started training myself when I was 15, started eating right when I was 21, and started training people when I was 26. I’ve been passionate about taking care of my body and living a healthy lifestyle for over 25 years now.

My belief is that every one of us should know how to take care of our bodies. I’ve spent the majority of my life working with a wide range of people to help them do just that. From 14 to 82 years young, college athletes to double knee replacement patients, to people who wanted weight loss to people who needed weight gain. Over the past 16 years I’ve accumulated roughly 70,000 hours either doing, teaching, or learning about health and fitness. All that time invested has helped me have an incredible clear understanding of how to work with people and coach them to their health and fitness goals.



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