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.
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.

August 24, 2020
Let’s make the most of our quarantine time at home and refocus our attention on functional fitness. Now’s the time to revamp our exercise routine and get back on track with a fresh at-home workout.

August 17, 2020
Each of us is created by God with similarities and differences. Our internal systems all work pretty much the same, at least in general terms, but we look and sound and act uniquely. This is God’s sovereign and creative plan. Some people prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate. (These are my people.) Others choose summer beach vacations over winter ski vacations. (Again, these are my people.) According to an online survey, 62% of people asked, do not like change. (These are not my people.) I actually like change. I’m your friend who’s always rearranging the furniture and inviting you over to check it out! But even more than freshening up the living room, I embrace change because it represents transition and adaptability. In my mind, it’s the opposite of standard and boring. Here’s what I mean: when the furniture finds a new spot in the room, the transition provides a new perspective.

May 21, 2019
God keeps an eye on us wherever we go. When we get lost he finds us. He sticks close beside us. He does not get busy and forget us. He does not get distracted and lose track of us. As a loving Father he is always mindful of where we are and what we need. He is there for us whenever we need him. In rising flames, pouring rain and as the floods of life threaten to overtake us, he is with us, keeping us safe. What a comfort. What reassurance. What joy! Our God is with us wherever we go. Think of him as a constant companion who always has your best interest at heart. He rejoices with you when you make wise choices and he picks you up when you fall down. He guides you through narrow paths and wide spaces, over mountains and through the valleys of life. He is the all-knowing, supremely wise tour guide for the journey of your life. And the only guidebook you need for this journey is the Bible, his love letter to you that you can read at any moment and be encouraged. Take time to sit with him and read it. As the song says, He is your only hope!

April 2, 2019
Whatever you choose to do, know and believe this: you are an exercise person. You are an intricate masterpiece. You were created with movement in mind, and you honor God when you live as he intended. You also have work to do, so strengthen that body to the best of your ability. It will never matter what you're wearing or if you're curvy or thin. You were made to move. You get to move.

March 19, 2019
When you look at yourself in the mirror what name do you call yourself? Failure? Lazy? Ugly? Loser? Pathetic? Unhappy? Hopeless? Too old? Too tired? When you introduce yourself to someone do you say in your mind, “Happy to meet you. My name is nobody."? It’s time we stopped calling ourselves by these inappropriate names. These are not our names. What would happen if we changed our names to the names God calls us?

March 5, 2019
It took a lot of years for me to finally realize that cookies and chip dip weren’t to blame for the extra weight around my middle. Food wasn’t the culprit, but my unmanaged feelings were.

Whether I was anxious about my children’s safety, overwhelmed by my non-stop schedule or feeling lonely because I lacked meaningful friends, those feelings collided, creating a deep, aching pit in my middle. I often felt empty inside and at times, nauseous. It was an awful feeling that I wanted to make go away as much as possible. My solution? Food. More specifically, I tried to soothe my uncomfortable feelings with comfort food. However, that hole in my heart and soul was like a bottomless pit so no amount of ice cream, pizza or any other food could satisfy the emptiness within.