Fitness sessions are planned
Body & Soul Fitness is offering four free fitness sessions Wednesday through Friday at metro-area churches:
Bootcamp, for men and women 10 and older, 8 a.m. Wednesday, and cardio/strength, for women only, 9 a.m. Friday, Quail Springs Springs Church of Christ, 14401 N May.
Power strength, for men and women, 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Phoenix Rising Kung Fu San Soo, 8901 S Santa Fe.
Cardio/strength, for women only, 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 NW 164, Edmond.
Participants should bring water, weights and mats.
Body & Soul is “where faith and fitness meet.” The international nonprofit fitness organization is led by Jeannie Blocher. For more information about Body & Soul or starting a class, go to www.bodyandsoul.org.
School principal gets national honor
The National Catholic Education Association Elementary Schools Department has named Karen Carter, principal of Christ the King Catholic School, a National Distinguished Principal. Carter said the award affirms her efforts, “but it's also an affirmation of my pastor, my school, my faculty and staff and other principals in the archdiocese, because we work very closely together.”
She has been the principal at Christ the King, 1905 Elmhurst, for the past five and a half years. As principal, Carter has initiated a number of programs to improve the academic offerings of the school and to build the faith community.
The Rev. Rick Stansberry, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church, said Carter “is a model of faith and stability.” Catholic schools Superintendent Cris Carter said, ““She is an outstanding spiritual leader, and she clearly understands that a Catholic school needs to be a place that is different, and Christ the King is indeed holy ground.”