June 9, 2024
Strength training

thank god for obstacles

With the proper mindset, we can thank God today for obstacles because just like increasing the resistance to promote greater physical strength, obstacles enable us to strengthen the impact our lives have in our world. According to Lisa Bevere in her book, Without Rival, “Obstacles do not prevent you from your calling, they prepare you for it.” So much truth in that statement and it’s very applicable to Body & Soul® Fitness Instructors who are called to share our faith in Jesus through group fitness classes all around the globe. It can be powerful to remember obstacles that are now in our rearview mirrors and take note of the ways we have been strengthened as a result of overcoming them. Accept this challenge: 1) identify obstacles in your path right now, and 2) identify practical ways to overcome each one. Place these written notes in a place where you will be reminded and encouraged. Obstacles will trip us up if we can’t see them! If you are searching for a community where members encourage one another in faith and fitness, join Body & Soul® Fitness. Find information about becoming an Instructor or joining a class as a student at www.bodyandsoul.org today. We are counting obstacles as blessings and allowing God’s power to shine through us and strengthen us. Cheers to obstacles – those behind us and those before us!

by Amy Stafford
Panama City Beach, FL

Amy StaffordAmy Stafford is the President of Body & Soul® Fitness, Certified Personal Trainer, ACE faculty and ACE Group Fitness Instructor. She is a leader in the fitness industry and is a popular speaker for women's events, retreats, fitness conferences. For information on booking Amy for your event or for an interview please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Amy currently resides in the Panama City Beach, FL area and teaches virtually.