In the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio you would expect to find a really cool gym with 24-hour access and top-notch trainers. Gyms in major cities are successful when they do all the right things to cater to the needs and expectations of a demanding urban clientele. So, when a big part of that success story includes meeting the spiritual needs of members we wanted to give Faith & Fitness Magazine readers a closer look.
Want to go further than building physical and spiritual strength? This is the resource for you. Understand the origins of Muscular Christianity and expand the scope of what Muscular Christianity is today. We’ll introduce you to today’s bold and influential heavy lifters and help you to be one too.
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 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 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 Jeanette Hill and Brad Bloom
The popular culture expression “Everything is big in Texas” certainly holds true at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston. But, truth be told they are one of a growing list of larger churches that are creating extensive fitness facilities for better ministry. They are helping people discover that churches are the new place for active living and social networking.
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The church talks a lot about God being the “creator” but are they unwilling to be used by God to create fresh and innovative ways for people to get active and live life to the fullest? Brad Bloom, founder of Faith & Fitness Magazine delivers a hard-hitting assessment of the church and offers an inspiring look into the direction Christians can and will shape culture.

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