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.
July 31, 2021
Beautiful Feet
I was in my thirties before I understood the true meaning of Christian HOPE. When I was a child, hope was a wishful thing; if everything fell into the correct order, maybe it would come to pass. I hoped for certain gifts at birthdays and Christmas but I knew that just because I hoped for it did not mean that anyone would deliver. Hope was wishy-washy and uncertain.

July 22, 2021
Beautiful Feet

I’ve always known that sitting by someone on a plane could be a divine appointment to talk about spiritual things. Recently, this happened to me on my flight to Indianapolis.  

A young man sat down in my row and we immediately started talking. He was very friendly, so we had a nice conversation...

July 17, 2021
Me-Time with God

My gazing time has become me-time, but not alone time. It is truly a “date with God”— a time to look at his beautiful creation and stand in awe. Just yesterday I was walking on the beach near our home, listening to the song “Greatness of our God” by the Newsboys.  The words say: “….I stand in awe and wonder” and I felt it. After the song finished, I turned it off and stood still, gazing in silence out over the waves, just being with God in the moment, breathing...

July 10, 2021
Summertime Prayer Focus

Summertime. It’s here! Schools are closed and my schedule opens up. As summer begins, my first thought was that I wanted to take my time reading God’s word and talk with him in prayer about all the things I‘ve been meaning to discuss with him over the past year!

But life happens...

July 3, 2021
True Freedom

I love the word Freedom! I’m so thankful to live in a country that is free and celebrates freedom. But true freedom goes deeper than patriotism and nationality. The thought of being FREE and LIBERATED because of Jesus’ death and resurrection takes freedom to a whole different level.

June 13, 2021
Spring Training

A new season is upon us and as we begin to “clean” things up, perhaps it is time to dust off the weights, clean off your mat, air up the bike tires, and subscribe to your favorite Body & Soul® class!

June 6, 2021
Spiritual Strength Training
The Kingdom of God is here…wait... must we look for it?! Yes & yes.  If we are in Christ, we’re filled with the Holy Spirit and residents of the Kingdom of God, but we’re still plagued and surrounded with our natural body and the world.  It’s a tug of war. But we have the victory for a new perspective if we seek it. Through the Holy Spirit we can have a revolutionary vantage point for seeing our circumstances, possessions, and relationships – it is the point of view of knowing what counts for eternity. God’s approach to everything in life is 180 degrees from ours. (Isaiah 55:8-11) 

June 1, 2021
Spiritual Strength Training
Spiritual Fitness training—what a concept! Have you thought about what this really is? We all know that physical training requires effort, faithfulness and commitment, both to get in shape physically, and stay in shape physically. In Body & Soul® we receive this physical training and we do it for our health, not for body-perfection.

December 9, 2020
Never Snatched From His Hands
It was a beautiful summer day. A perfect day to be at an amusement park. It had been years since I had been to Storyland. My parents had taken me there a few times when I was a kid but I had never taken my kids.

We had fun with our extended family, letting the kids explore the rides and the exhibits that highlighted all the popular stories we heard as kids. We saw the old woman who lived in a shoe, and we crouched down low as we went through the house where Goldilocks and the three bears had their adventure.

We were walking along moving from one exhibit to the next when I suddenly realized that my six-year-old little boy was no longer with us. There was little immediate panic because we had so much family with us. There were probably twenty of us. We figured he must be with somebody else.

November 25, 2020
Join us for this 30-day challenge where you will master the plank and achieve core strength before the end of 2020. Invite your friends to join you for some friendly competition.