Body & Soul Fitness is offering free classes to anyone who lost their home in the recent Oklahoma tornadoes.
A five-week summer session of classes began at many area churches on Sunday.
“We want to show compassion and caring to those who have lost so much,” said Jeannie Blocher, president of Body & Soul Fitness.
“Our workouts use contemporary Christian music that will offer hope and encouragement to those facing devastating loss and overwhelming rebuilding,” she added.
Types of classes
Summer Body & Soul classes are offered in Oklahoma City, Moore, Yukon, and Edmond. There are six kinds of Body & Soul workouts: boot camp, power strength, cardio/strength, dance blast, strength and flexibility, and basic and beyond. Boot camp and power strength classes are offered in the Moore area at First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 NE 27; Capitol Hill Baptist, 304 SW 134; and Phoenix Rising Kung Fu San Soo, 8901 S Santa Fe Ave., Suite K.
In the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornadoes, donations have poured in from across the country to help Body & Soul students and one Body & Soul instructor who lost their homes in the recent tornadoes.
“We believe the music used in our summer workouts will be especially encouraging to tornado victims,” said Stacia Becher, a class instructor in Moore.
Faith meets fitness
Body & Soul is “where faith and fitness meet.” It is an international nonprofit fitness organization founded in 1981 and led by national fitness leader Jeannie Blocher.
Body & Soul classes are in 30 states and 15 countries. Locally, they can be found at Quail Springs Church of Christ, Quail Springs Baptist Church, Henderson Hills Baptist Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Surrey Hills Baptist Church in Yukon, Pilates Plus in Norman, Memorial Road Church of Christ, C&D Fitness in Tuttle, First Baptist Church of Moore, Capitol Hills Baptist Church, Phoenix Rising Kung Fu San Soo, United Methodist Church of the Servant, and Edmond Christian Academy.
For information about Body & Soul, go to www.bodyandsoul.org. For information about summer classes, call 359-6124.