planksgivingThe holidays can be a time of stress and over-eating. We want to offer an alternative— fitness, faith, and service. Come to a free class, be inspired, get a good workout, and give back to your community!


Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)



In the Oklahoma City area:
Attendees are asked to donate a canned food item to help those less fortunate.
Nov 15, 17, 19—7 a.m. at Surrey Hills Baptist Church (12421 Mustang Rd)
Nov. 17 – 5:45 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran (308 NW 164th)
Nov. 18—6 a.m. at Oakdale Baptist Church (10920 N. Sooner Rd)
Nov. 18 – 9:15 am. at Oak Hills Church (178th & May)
Nov 18, 21– 9:15 a.m. at Memorial Road Church of Christ
Nov 18, 21—6 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Moore
Nov 21 – noon at Oklahoma Christian University gym
Nov 26 — 8:30 a.m. at Edmond Christian Academy (21477 Western Ave)
In Virginia & Maryland:

December 1— 7:00-8:00pm at Capital Baptist Church Gym (3504 Gallows Rd, Annandale) Donations graciously accepted for New Hope Academy, a Christian school in Franklin, Tennessee, dedicated to providing a classical Education from a biblical worldview to underserved children in the Franklin community

November 25—9:15-10:30am – Planksgiving Turkey Burnin’ workout in Williamsburg, Virginia at New Town Methodist Church. Donations gladly accepted for Elf’s Corner (children in our community can Christmas shop for family members).

November 30— 9:30am at Fourth Presbyterian Church (5500 River Rd, Bethesda). Donations will be accepted for hurricane relief in Haiti.


More locations and information to come.

Stay tuned!

Does this blog title excite you or bring you anxiety? Do the limitless possibilities in your life cause you to begin making a list of all the many choices you get to make today, or remind you that you’ve never been a strong decision-maker and you’d rather not have to choose? Well, possibilities require choices, and choices either get us excited or cause us anxiety. Vanilla or chocolate. Tennis shoes or cowboy boots. Read the book or watch the movie. So many choices in the world of food, apparel, and hobbies. We even have choices to make when it comes to our pursuit of fitness. Bike or hike. Swim or run. Group fitness or personal training. But with each pair of choices you just read, you likely had a decision come to your mind – a choice. We’re going to call that decision your “favorite” between the two. Here are my favorites: chocolate (be honest – there’s no real choice there!), tennis shoes, read the book, bike (that’s a tough one), swim, group fitness (that’s an easy one).

When it comes to the class programs of Body & Soul, however, I cannot begin to pick my favorite, because each one is challenging and full of innovative exercise plans that keep me coming back for more! I love lifting weights to great contemporary Christian music during Power Strength, and I love getting my heart rate up during cardio intervals in Boot Camp. This morning I had the privilege of teaching a Cardio/Strength class (you can check out that program by watching the video below). This class is sure to challenge your heart and your muscles.

Whether or not you find your single favorite fitness class, I’m certain that you will find a class that you love in Body & Soul. So don’t worry about picking a favorite, just exercise your decision-making skills and start today.

Want to watch videos for other programs? Check out the Our Programs page, where all the videos are posted.


Amy Stafford is the President-elect of Body & Soul Fitness. She will begin her new role as president the weekend of the Body & Soul 35th anniversary workshop and concert, August 4-6. (See more about this on our home page. Everyone’s invited!)

Possibilities image by Damian Gadal by