The BFC (Becoming Fit at Church) Ministry has some great news! Classes will resume via ZOOM beginning January 11, 2022 with a revised schedule. In-person classes will resume in 2022 as soon as it is safe to do so. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be added to the list to receive updates about when in-person begins again.
BFO (Becoming Fit Outdoors) walking/hiking will meet on Thursday nights beginning January 6, 2022.
For more information about BFC or BFO see details below or please email [email protected] to register for either. There is something for everyone!
2022 BFC and BFO class schedule
Mon – Flexibility for a Better You – 11:15 a.m.
Tues – Staying Strong – 9:45 a.m.
Tues – Variety Mix – 11:00 a.m.
Thurs – Variety Mix – 11:00 a.m.
Thurs – Flexibility for a Better You – 12:15 pm.
Thurs – Staying Strong – 1:30 p.m.
Thurs – BFO walking/hiking – 6:15/6:30 p.m. (meets at Cascades Park)
BFC Ministry Mission: Serving God Through – Self, Church, and Community and Always Being Faithful
- By maintaining our body, we are better able to physically serve.
- By finding ways to be involved at church, we can serve God by helping one another
- By reaching outside the walls of our church, we can serve our community and world
Maintaining a strong body prepares us to better serve God. “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
BFO (Becoming Fit Outdoors) – Walking/Hike Group
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Come be free. Walk and Talk. Get to know your walking buddies as you nourish your body with fresh air and exercise.
During the winter BFO will walk on Thursday evenings at Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee. Plan to meet in the parking lot across Suwannee Street from DOT near the park. The first group starts at 6:15 pm and a second group follows at 6:30 pm to allow more time for participants to arrive safely after work. Participants may walk/hike at their own pace. All walkers will be paired with partners or small groups based upon their pace, so no one walks alone. Both groups walk in circles around the park. It is well lit and appears to be very safe.
Come meet new friends. Bring your family. Bring your pets (on a leash). Bring a water bottle, towel if you want and wear comfortable shoes and clothes. It has been a lot of fun to walk while getting to know all the wonderful participants. COME JOIN US on Thursday evenings.
Registration is $10 per 5-6 week session and may be made through Lay Academy or by emailing [email protected]. Suggested donation is $3 per week if not registered through Lay Academy. All funds go toward needs of the exercise ministry.
BFC (Becoming Fit at Church) – Exercise Classes
Come join us for for Fellowship, Fun, and Fitness by trying a BFC exercise class on Zoom!
In-person classes will resume in 2022 as soon as it is safe to do so. Current COVID guidelines will be followed for the in-person classes to keep all participants safe. (The local COVID status will be reviewed weekly and in-person class offerings may change based on current data.)
Classes are on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Please see class times and descriptions below. Zoom links will be emailed to participants after required registration paperwork is complete. Email [email protected] for information and forms.
BFC Class Information
- All classes meet virtually via Zoom
- Attend any class, any time
- Suggested donation for each BFC class is $3 and goes to community service
Did you know the BFC (Becoming Fit at Church) Ministry program continues ALL year round?
Our devoted team of BFC instructors volunteers their time every week all year long (except Christmas) to keep you healthy and fit. Please join us any time:
- Staying Strong meets on Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. and (NEW) Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
- Variety Mix meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
- Flexibility for a Better YOU meets on (NEW ) Monday at 11:15 a.m. and Thursday at 12:15 pm.
Drop in to any class – ANY TIME. Suggested donation is $3 per class.
Staying Strong – Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. and (NEW) Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Come try this basic gentle exercise class. Begin with a gradual warm-up, followed by upper and lower body exercise, core strengthening, balance exercise and finish with a relaxing flexibility segment. The entire class is performed either standing or seated in a chair. The Thursday class will include 30 full minutes of standing or seated flexibility exercise. Hand weights, resistance bands and small balls will be used, but participants exercising from home may substitute with water bottles, soup cans, a tennis ball or small piece of fruit. It’s a great class for beginners or those looking for an easy, gentle exercise program.
Variety Mix – Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
Come experience a full hour of fun, fast-paced exercise using a variety of equipment, which may include a medicine ball, Bender Ball ® Gliding discs ®, resistance bands, BOSU ®, hand weights, body weight and more, but common household items like books, soup cans, and paper plates may also be substituted at home. Class includes an aerobic warm-up, full upper and lower body resistance training, core training, balance, and finishes with flexibility exercise! Intermediate to advanced level class including floor exercise.
Flexibility for a Better YOU! – (NEW) Monday at 11:15 a.m. and Thursday at 12:15 p.m. (This class is 70 minutes long)
Come treat yourself to a full hour of relaxation and stretching. Class begins with a warmup using a foam roller or rolling pin and small ball, and then moves from head to toe with a series of relaxing stretches using a belt or strap that will bring stress relief and better flexibility to your whole body. The entire class is performed on the mat/floor.
Donation and Contact Info
Our wonderful team of credentialed BFC Ministry Instructors volunteer their health and fitness expertise to offer these opportunities for exercise at Trinity. To learn more about the BFC Ministry, please contact instructors Amy Leach, Ruth Ann High, Jaqui Griffith,or Beth Curry; or email [email protected] for registration forms and for the Zoom links. Suggested donation is $3 for each BFC class whether in-person or via Zoom, which goes to community service and $10 for registration for BFO which goes toward program costs. Drop into any class at any time.
A Small Donation Goes a Long Way
Since the beginning of the BFC Ministry in September 2008, our mission has been to support community service projects while Becoming Fit at Church. To date over $63,000 has been raised from class donations. One hundred percent of the donations to BFC go back into the local or world-wide community. In the past a small portion helped to provide funds for Health Wellness Ministry programs such as the annual Health Fair or toward purchases of new exercise equipment. Registration fees to BFO through Lay Academy now are used to help meet some of these program needs.
Funds have benefited the following community projects: NIMS Middle School, Refuge House, Hope Community, Allen House, the Trinity Community Garden, the Trinity Medical Mission Team, scholarships toward mission trips for FSU students, assistance to local families in time of need, Hats for the Homeless, Veteran’s Village, our sister church in Cuba, UMCOR, and HEO, Madison Youth Ranch, Ronald McDonald House, Second Harvest, Socks, Sacks & Suppers, Capital City Youth Services, teacher appreciation, Kearney Center, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Capital Regional Medical Center, and earthquake and hurricane relief.