Once upon a time, a girl named Goldilocks went for a walk in the forest and came upon a house. When no one answered her knock on the door, she went in and found three bowls of porridge. One was too hot, one was too cold, and one was just right. After tasting porridge,, Read More

I am not a bibilcal scholar. I love the Word and love to study it but I am by no means an expert. I keep myself enrolled in Bible study throughout the year because truth be told, as much as I love it, Bible study often is the first thing to fall off of, Read More

The movie “127 hours” flashed across my mind. I began picturing myself with a twisted ankle, crying for help with my voice echoing in the Peruvian Andes, but to no avail. Perhaps my idea to hike up to Machu Picchu alone was ill-conceived, after all. Let me back up for a moment. I had, Read More

​If someone were to tell me when I was 19 years old that in my late 30s I would not only be a Group Fitness Instructor, but one that is part of a ministry, I would have laughed so hard that I would have had tears streaming down my face. I would have thought, Read More

Does music bring joy to your heart and a smile to your face? We hope so! From the beginning of Body & Soul Fitness in 1981 we knew that the music we chose to exercise to made a difference—a huge difference. We knew that our music was one of the unique things that set, Read More

I was humbled yesterday when I heard the words: “What excuse are you going to give God when He gives an account at the end of your life?” You see, I always hang on my discipline to get moving nearly everyday, with my hashtag of #noexcuses and I find pride there. I have changed, Read More

Lighthouses are special to our family. Our youngest son proposed to his wife at a lighthouse. We live on a boat so lighthouses are a beacon of hope to us in the fog or squalling sea. God’s word is that same kind of lighthouse, a beacon of hope to guide is into safe harbor, Read More

It’s the time of year when we say goodbye to summer and transition into a new season, sending children off to school, making plans for the approaching holidays of autumn, and hopefully recommitting to our personal fitness goals. In the midst of this change in pace, I personally long for a season characterized by, Read More

Summer is my season. I was meant for warm climates. My mom hails from Mexico; my dad, from Cuba. I shiver during three out of four seasons. So when the thermostat reads above 60, I am in heaven! And to me, the hotter the better. I seriously love sweating (one reason I’m a HUGE, Read More

In June, I went to Zimbabwe with Body & Soul Fitness, earning service hours for Liberty University. It was amazing and powerful. And God used the time to open my eyes to recognize how worldly happiness is different from joy. True joy comes from a life focused on the Lord. I think a lot, Read More