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.
February 13, 2022
Heaven
Impact

When I take these ‘joyful heart meds’ regularly, something amazing happens - I’m joyful! I don’t think about all the things that are on my mind trying to bother me. These things might still be there, but my joy just gives me a better perspective!  And what I don’t focus on, I don’t feel as much...

February 9, 2022
Set an Alarm
Impact
Having grown up in the south, to say “bless your heart” could mean a couple of different things. The most well-known (and more appropriate) interpretation of this phrase is expressing sympathy, fondness or endearment. For example, a neighbor brings a pot of homemade soup over after hearing that you’ve been sick. “Oh, bless your heart! I know you’ve been under the weather, so I brought dinner.” Rather than sympathy, the lesser-known usage of this expression can be used as a precursor to an insult to soften the blow...

February 6, 2022
Set an Alarm
Impact

Those little five year old fingers had the dexterity needed to place each bead where he wanted, effortlessly. That day he had chosen to make a perler heart for me. I was enjoying this “moment” with him and then it got even better. Out of nowhere, he stopped and looked up at me with his big blue eyes and gently said...

 

January 18, 2022
growing spiritually
Impact

My 17 year old grandson gives me prayer requests. We started this when he was little and I am thankful we still continue this special connection. Our spiritual relationship began as soon as he was born. I prayed over him as I rocked him in my arms. I read Bible stories to him as he grew...

January 11, 2022
Set an Alarm
Impact

As a grandmother, one of my favorite things is to sit on the couch with my pre-school age grandkids and read Bible stories. I’ve often been a part of morning “banana and book” time with my youngest grandkids because I live near them and keep them in the morning some days. But Bible story and snack time can happen any time of the day...

 

January 4, 2022
Heaven
Impact

I'm looking forward to a new year! A new year causes me to think more deeply about the past year and more thoroughly about the new one. One goal I have for 2022 is to learn more about Heaven, the believer’s forever home. As a believer I believe that Heaven is for real, and the more I learn, the more I look forward to it!...

December 19, 2021
Mary Did You Know
Impact

“Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod? When you kiss your little baby, you’ve kissed the face of GOD.”

Every. Single. Time… I hear this song, the Holy Spirit touches my heart and I am… Overwhelmed. Almighty God, the Creator of the universe, allows us - you and me - to get so close to Him, we can kiss Him. Imagine. 

Close your eyes. You are holding a precious baby, feeling the warmth of his breath, the softness of his cheek, and the cuteness of his giggle. Imagine you are Mary...

December 19, 2021
Mary Did You Know
Impact

“Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod? When you kiss your little baby, you’ve kissed the face of GOD.”

Every. Single. Time… I hear this song, the Holy Spirit touches my heart and I am… Overwhelmed. Almighty God, the Creator of the universe, allows us - you and me - to get so close to Him, we can kiss Him. Imagine. 

Close your eyes. You are holding a precious baby, feeling the warmth of his breath, the softness of his cheek, and the cuteness of his giggle. Imagine you are Mary...

December 12, 2021
Set an Alarm
Impact

“Repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy! Repeat, repeat the sounding joy!”

When the angel first appeared to the shepherds, he brought them a message of good news and great joy. What was the good news? A Savior was born! The long-awaited Messiah had come! Why would this message bring great joy?

 

December 5, 2021
Set an Alarm
Impact

The song The First Noël, is believed to date from the 13th or 14th century, and has been a dearly loved Christmas Carol throughout the years. “Noël, Noël!” One known definition for the word Noel is “divine peace.” The Hebrew word for peace is Shalom—meaning “nothing missing, nothing broken; complete wholeness.”