Getting in shape with God
January 26, 2011
God moves in mysterious ways and his worshippers did too at an exercise session where they felt the burn to His words.
The first session of Praise Aerobics attracted 17 people aged from 15 to 70 at Greyfriars Church Hall squatting, grapevining and box-stepping to hymn remixes.
Church member Gaynor Burton from Caversham has begun her own Christian fitness company Fitfish, to raise fitness levels of people, physically, spiritually and emotionally, and started with Thursday’s session.
Modern Christian songs as well as upbeat versions of older hymns including How Great Thou Art provided the backdrop for both Christians and non-Christian visitors to exercise and dance to.
Miss Burton said: “It’s an all-body workout; physically, spiritually and emotionally. Hopefully people will find it a great chance to work out and hear from God at the same time.”
The session slowed down with more reflective songs which Miss Burton called ‘soaking’ music.
She added: “That’s to let people take in the presence of God while relaxing.”
The sessions run every Thursday evening and cost £5 (£3 for the unwaged) but the first session is free. Further Fitfish events include fitness weekends away in Berkshire and weeks in places such as Turkey and Austria.