Richmond, Virginia

June 10, 2017

Redefined Richmond is a one-day event that supports networking among faith and fitness minded professionals, leaders and individuals in Richmond. Following in the successful model of Faith & Fitness Magazine’s Redefined Conference that is held nationally at the Athletic Business Show, this local event brings practical support directly to a wide range of vocationally connected individuals in your city.

We’ll bring together gym owners/managers/directors, personal trainers, group exercise instructors, nutritionists, fitness personalities, health care providers, wellness consultants, career coaches, educators, counselors, addiction recovery providers, pastors/church leaders/staff, business owners, community and organizational leaders and others all for the purpose of dialoguing on the connections between faith and fitness, building a local Richmond network and growing opportunities for collaboration and collective influence. This will strengthen each business, ministry organization and individual and expand opportunities for greater Christian ministry in the citywide area.


Greg English, is the Recreation Minister at Cool Spring Church. He is on the board and executive team of the Association of Church Sports and Recreation Ministries. He also teaches Recreation Sport Management and local church sports model Developing and Planning at Chowan University.


9:00 am - 9:30 am
Begin the conference by sharing briefly about you.
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Session 1: Redefineing Fitness Now For The Future
A broad look at faith and fitness in today's culture.

Brad Bloom, Publisher of Faith & Fitness Magazine will share an overview of how faith and fitness are coming together throughout the nation in exciting and impact-driven ways like never before. He will present a wide range of examples and introduce some new and progressive opportunities.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Session 2: Faith And Fitness In Richmond
A local look at faith and fitness in our city.

Marty Rowe, Director of Fitness at Cool Spring Recreation Ministry reports on what she sees as the most pressing needs and opportunities for the city of Richmond.

Everyone will be asked to contribute as we build a needs list and opportunities list that we’ll use as a base for the afternoon networking.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
(off-site, on your own)
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Networking 1: Tell Us About You

This is your opportunity to give everyone more details about you and your business/ministry/organization. Let us know the specifics of what you do and how you’d like to be better engaged with others to fuel faith and fitness agendas in the community.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Networking 2: NETWORKING

Two full hours to connect 1-on-1 with any or all attendees. Exchange contacts and resources, ask questions, discuss ideas and make plans.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Networking 3: Conclusion
A time to list outcomes, identify next steps and pray.

Be ready to take notes and plan for moving forward for the city of Richmond.


Cool Spring Recreation Ministry


9283 Atlee Station Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

What Attendees Are Saying

I believe this conference will create a space for Christians to encourage each other to grow in faith while building the kingdom of God in the fitness arena.
Seth Doherty
Assistant Norfolk Public Defender