BFC Exercise Ministry offers two weekly fitness programs:

Becoming Fit at Church

Six weekly exercise classes for levels beginner to advanced. Classes are offered on Zoom.

Becoming Fit Outdoors

Hiking/walking group meets at a local park or trail each week, or for aerobic pool exercise during summer months. All ages and levels welcome.

Class Schedule

Monday at 9:30 a.m. | Flexibility for a Better You

Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. | Staying Strong

Tuesday at 11 a.m. | Variety Mix

Thursday at 11 a.m. | Variety Mix

Thursday at 12:15 a.m. | Variety Mix

Thursday at 1:30 p.m. | Flexibility for a Better You

Thursday at 6:00 p.m. | Becoming Fit Outdoors

Class Descriptions

Flexibility for a Better You

Monday at 10 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.

Staying Strong

Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. and 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 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.

Becoming Fit Outdoors

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.  

BFO will walk on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for one hour at one of Tallahassee’s beautiful parks or trails. Participants may walk at their own pace and will be paired with partners or small groups so no one walks alone. All levels welcome.

Come meet new friends. Bring your family and your pets (on a leash).  Bring a water bottle, towel if you want and wear comfortable shoes and clothes. It is a lot of fun to walk while getting to know all the wonderful participants. 

During the hot summer months, BFO meets at the Drake’s home to enjoy aerobic exercise in their backyard pool. 

Email [email protected] for the weekly park location. Registration forms are required before participation. Registration is $10 per 5-6 week session and may be made through Lay Academy, on-line or by emailing [email protected].  Suggested donation is $3 per week if not registered through Lay Academy. All funds go toward needs of the BFC Ministry. 

A Small Donation Goes a Long Way

Suggested donation is $3 for each BFC Exercise 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.

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 $65,000 has been raised from class donations. One hundred percent of the donations to BFC Exercise 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, Elder Care Services, and earthquake and hurricane relief.

Instructor Team

Amy Leach, Ruth Ann High, Jaqui Griffith, and Beth Curry

Safety is always the first priority in the BFC Ministry program. Our wonderful team of BFC Ministry Instructors share their passions for health and wellness by volunteering to provide these opportunities for exercise at Trinity. Together they have years of experience in dance, fitness, nutrition, and health and wellness. All are degreed or certified professionals, are CPR certified, and trained to modify exercises according to participants needs.

Contact Beth Curry

For more information about Becoming Fit at Church or to register, please email Beth Curry.