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The church is suffering from physical and spiritual morbid-obesity and as a result people are physically dying. It is that simple. If God took your blood pressure right now, would your heart be a pleasing sacrifice to Him? To reverse this obesity epidemic in America, it really is going to take the power of Christ in all of our lives. Includes an easy 4-step solution you can initiate in your community.
We could tell you what we’re against – donuts in the church foyer every Sunday, gut-busting church fellowship dinners and preachers parading pounds of fat in front of a congregation who will have to miss next week’s communion so they can go have bariatric surgery. Instead, get Fit To Eat. This isn’t another high school home-economics class. This is a serious step toward putting your appetite on the alter, giving your passion for eating to God and rediscovering food done right!eous. Get a Kosher mentality for real food that is purely fabulous – the Chef is in the house. This article will help you to start a Fit To Eat class.
This article consists of the notes for a leadership training session presented on Wednesday 31 January 2013.
This article contains the notes for a professional development session conducted on Wednesday 31 January 2013.
This presentation was made at Rec Lab 50 in Orlando, Florida on Monday 28 January 2013 by Brad Bloom.
Fix your eyes on one beautiful body. No, we’re not talking about an actor, model or athlete from the People’s Choice Awards. We’re talking about the “body of Christ” --- Christians. Today, Christians know that worship is much more than singing praise songs. It is a total physical experience. Discover why church’s are developing fitness ministries and opening fitness facilities and why you should do it too. Get a free church fitness consultation.
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. Not only CAN it be done --- It can be done well, drive success and create significant value to members and the community.
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.
BOOT CAMP TRAINING Get a group of guys, the family or coworkers together to wrestle and flip a big heavy tire, lift kettle bells and battle with some oversized ropes and you have the beginnings of one tough boot camp workout. Add a focus on the teachings of Christ and conversations on living a faith-grounded lifestyle and you’ll gain a whole new level of fellowship and training. This is boot camp --- fitness training you’ve got to experience!
A fitness ministry should be much more than people exercising in a facility operated by a Christian owner. It can be a more comprehensive life-strengthening experience for members. To make that happen, an organization needs to employee a team that delivers the very best on all levels. These practical tips will help bring “All-Stars” to the programs and services of every church or club fitness ministry.
By Brad Bloom
What are we doing as leaders in the fitness industry? As a fitness facility executive, if you aren't regularly reaching the hearts of your members you can bet your staff isn't. Get training and get going today.