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
BFC Ministry has exciting news!
In April 2022 the BFC Exercise program will resume in-person classes, while continuing to offer a Zoom option. BFO will continue to meet at Cascades Park. See below for more information about the programs, class descriptions and schedule. Please email [email protected] for registration information and details.
BFC Ministry Mission
Together We Can
BFC/BFO Instructor Team
- Share years of health, FITNESS & nutrition experience with participants
- Create safe FUN non-intimidating classes modified for all FITNESS levels
- ALL volunteer time to lead classes
BFC & BFO Participants
- Improve health, FITNESS, strength, flexibility & balance
- Meet new FRIENDS & share in good FELLOWSHIP
- ALL make a donation for each class
Make a Difference
- By Becoming Fit at Church through a BFC Ministry program and becoming better physically prepared to serve in the community and world
- By contributing ALL daytime donations to help local and global community service projects (suggested donation $3/class)
- By using evening contributions to purchase equipment and fund BFC Ministry program costs ($10 per 5-6 wk. session)
BFC (Becoming Fit at Church) Exercise Classes
Come join us for Fellowship, Fun, and Fitness by trying a BFC Exercise class in person or on Zoom!
There are six weekly classes offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays in Moor Hall. There is something for everyone from basic easy to fast pace full body exercise, to foam rolling and flexibility. With safety in mind all classes are taught in a non-intimating manner with modifications made based upon class needs. All instructors are CPR certified. The suggested donation for each class is $3 and one hundred percent of donations go to community service. Please see class times and descriptions below
. Email [email protected] for information and registration forms. Zoom links will be emailed to participants who wish to take a virtual class once registration forms are received.
Current CDC 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.
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.
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 is very safe.
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. COME JOIN US on Thursday evenings.
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.
Did you know the BFC Ministry program continues ALL year round?
Our devoted team of BFC Ministry instructors volunteers their time every week all year long (except Christmas) to keep you healthy and fit. Drop into any class at any time.
BFC Exercise Class Descriptions
Staying Strong – Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. & 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 & 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! – Monday at 11:15 a.m. & 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.
BFC Ministry Instructor Team
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.
To learn more about the BFC Ministry, please contact one of our instructors Amy Leach, Ruth Ann High, Jaqui Griffith, or Beth Curry or email [email protected] for registration forms and for the Zoom links.
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.