​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

Last spring, my church suffered heartbreak like it had not experienced in all of its thirty years. Though my husband and I had only been members of the congregation for just over a decade, we, too, were devastated by our losses. It seemed like every week another family left the fellowship—our church family began, Read More

It’s hot today where I live. I mean, it’s 98° (I’m writing this before I’ve had breakfast!) and the heat index is 113°, with humidity of 62%. It’s not surprising that we’re under a heat advisory by the US National Weather Service. I’m a summer-lovin’ girl, but that’s hot, even for me. Now I’m, Read More

In my part of the world spring has sprung! The temperature is rising, the days are longer, and the flowers and trees are blooming, which is a nice way to say that the warmer air is filled with pollen. Even with the yellow tint I see when I go outside, I am loving the, Read More

The perfect fitness plan! Ah, yes. We all want to identify it so that we can achieve our physical goals of proper weight, optimum strength and endurance, and the ideal level of flexibility. We want to be our healthiest, and “perfect” sounds pretty enticing, but is it achievable? We are about 45 days into, Read More

Friday, January 20th, 2017–Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 • 5:00 PM – 12:30 PM Sandy Cove Retreat Center in Maryland Are you ready to start the New Year with a fitness program that you will stick to? Sandy Cove partnered with First Place 4 Health and Body & Soul Fitness offers three fun days filled, Read More

It sounds sacrilegious, I know, but bear with me. I’m not suggesting that Jesus was a couch potato, or a slacker when it comes to exercise. In Biblical times, movement was a part of everyone’s lifestyle. There was no Uber or Lyft to get from point A to point B; you basically had to, Read More

Some girlfriends and I had a tradition of renting a house in Berkley Springs, West Virginia, for a spring get-away. As young moms, we carved out the time for a much-needed break from our usual responsibilities. It was a treat to hike in the mountains, get massages at the main lodge, and do a, Read More

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, Read More

As the director for Body & Soul’s Boot Camp program, I am constantly working to fill our classes with new, fun, and love-to-hate-them exercises and formats. I try new combinations of familiar exercises that challenge and stretch us (literally and metaphorically). “What if we did triceps kickbacks while holding a plank!?” I let out a gleeful, Read More