By Brad Bloom
Today, more than ever before there are more fitness options. There are the large big box clubs, community centers, low-cost gyms and specialty facilities. How many gyms in your community provide serious support to meet the spiritual needs of members with the Christian faith? You can bring the next big fitness trend to your city. It’s time to think BIG.

Today’s Bold And Influential Heavy Lifter – by Haley Mull
Chuck Hosking knows how to go the distance. His once a week fifty-mile “bike and hike” is only the beginning. He has found ways to pursue global equity and tithe (give to God) 90% of his income. For him it is all about having the courage to live a life of service and clarity.

Today’s Bold And Influential Heavy Lifter – by Haley Mull
Peter Rohleder is an exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning specialist, fitness trainer, and adjunct professor. He wants people to know that when difficulties arise you can cope with exercise but ultimately failure teaches you to rely on Christ.
By Pastor Dave Scott
What if your pastor’s rousing Sunday sermon on perseverance was followed Monday morning by an exhausting run on the treadmill with your pastor --- yelling, “Faster!” What if your personal trainer customized a diet plan just for you then prepared a lean and healthy dish for the church fellowship dinner after he served you and others communion? Meet that person --- Pastor AND Trainer, Dave Scott.
By Mike Daly
What if your pastor not only challenged you to climb a mountain he did it with you. Mike Daly shares how his pastor was there with him from idea, through training and all the way to the summit.
By Dr. Scott Morris
In Memphis, Tennessee the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the United States has more than 36,000 patient visits per year. That’s a lot of positive Christian impact. Do you want to have a greater influence for good in your community? Dr. Morris says that a simple shift in your thinking can help those in your city discover that God is open for business twenty-four hours a day. [One of the top 4 areas for growth in faith and fitness in 2011.]
By Mike Daly and Pastor Dave Scott
What if your pastor’s rousing Sunday sermon on perseverance was followed Monday morning by an exhausting run on the treadmill with your pastor --- yelling, “Faster!” What if your personal trainer customized a diet plan just for you then prepared a lean and healthy dish for the church fellowship dinner after he served you and others communion? For one California congregation this is their reality.
By Eric Wrona

These days, first-class personal trainers know that in order to help their clients achieve their best they must incorporate all aspects of wellness. Are you getting the most from your fitness activities? Now you can learn to connect with “why” you are exercising in the first place with the passionate support of a Christ-Influenced Trainer.
By Brad Bloom
Where will you be in your faith and fitness journey a year from now? Will things be any better than they are now? Take a look at what factors are currently in place, consider some opportunities for growth then take the most important next step.
By Our Whole Community, Incorporated Leadership Team
Imagine a Gold’s Gym, YMCA, community recreation center and personal training studio all working together daily. It is unlikely such a scenario could ever work. Yet one central Florida community has pioneered new territory in the world of fitness through the collaborative efforts of four churches. The result is improved health in the lives of members and a shining example that churches can work together using fitness ministry.

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