In Strength and Fitness

We are more than simply a fitness organization. We are intentional about our faith, living life well, and being our best in whatever role(s) we find ourselves in life. We aim to honor God with everything we are. And we want to help you do the same.

When you become a Body & Soul® Fitness student, you’ll be given a free copy of our most current devotional booklet. In this, you’ll find our current playlist of songs/artists, and spiritual content that we hope will encourage and inspire you. Download a copy of our previous devotional booklet.
September 10, 2023
Light in the Tunnel

It was only after two good friends of mine from class invited me to lunch and encouraged me to begin exercising again that I began to see the light of hope at the end of the tunnel...

August 27, 2023

As summer winds down and vacations end, you may feel drained and lacking power. Facing a new school year, getting back to a routine or anticipating holiday preparations may require a ‘jump-start.’

August 20, 2023
Times and Seasons

There are so many ways we can mark the passing of time: calendars, diaries, or organizers. My favorite way, though, is to watch the growing up of my children. From babies, to toddlers, to pre-teens then adults, it’s amazing to watch the march of time in the growth of a child. Sometimes the march feels like a never-ending marathon and sometimes it’s more like a whirlwind sprint, but no matter the season, we can rest assured that...

August 13, 2023
Be Still

We were camping at a favorite place in the mountains. My daughter and I had a quiet moment together and she whispered to me, saying sweetly, “It’s so quiet, and I like to hear the birds when it’s quiet.” This was a life lesson moment for me...


August 6, 2023

There is no place on Earth quite as beautiful as the powerful and restorative ocean. As I walk in the early morning, along the seashore, I breathe in the fragrance of the salt water and feel the residue of the sand underneath my feet.


August 6, 2023

I grew up in the heart of New York City. Every summer, my father would pack up our family and drive us to a family vacation farm in West Virginia. As we traveled South, the landscape of apartment buildings and city streets gradually shifted to open blue skies and the wonder and beautiful sight of mountains in the distance.

Mountains play a significant role in...


July 30, 2023
Ferris wheel

Most who are reading this blog have ‘enough’. We might even have ‘too much.’ Rarely do we have ‘not enough.’ Summertime can lend itself to ‘too much.’  Too much food, too much drink, even too much fun or vacation! We can see it in our little ones on stimulating vacations. Merry-go rounds, Ferris wheels, boardwalks, treats and costumed characters can quickly contribute to overload. 

Binging is a term used to describe indulgence in ‘too much’ in our lives. While traditionally used to describe food and alcohol gluttony, now it describes prolonged participation in other seemingly...

July 23, 2023
his marvelous light

Recently, I was helping at a workday at my church. I started tending to some vines that had spread everywhere!  As I was pulling them out, I realized they had been neglected for several years. This reminded me that it is so easy to neglect the vines of sin in my life. For me, the sin of pride is like these neglected vines.  I didn’t think of myself as a prideful person, but the reality was..

July 16, 2023
richly dwell

I love how the Amplified Bible further describes ‘richly dwell’ - ‘Let the [spoken] word of Christ have its home within you [dwelling in your heart and mind—permeating every aspect of your being]…’

God’s Word is to permeate every aspect of our being!  I believe that if it dwells within us richly then it will have this effect.  I made oatmeal this morning. As I poured in some chocolate protein powder...

July 9, 2023
lined up

Our pier had become a trip and splinter hazard and needed repair.  Finally, the long-awaited pier repair company went to work, removing our old pier and securing new pilings and a deck frame. The company’s husband and wife team began to hand-install the decking planks across the frame.  One by one they placed them next to each other, lining them up to a previously established guideline.  

I wondered what would happen if one plank got slightly out of line...