BFC (Becoming Fit at Church) Ministry offers two weekly fitness programs:

Becoming Fit at Church Exercise

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.

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

Class Schedule

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

Tuesday at 11 a.m. | Variety Mix

Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. | Flexibility for a Better You (Zoom only)

Thursday at 11 a.m. | Variety Mix

Thursday at 12:15 p.m. | Flexibility for a Better You

Thursday at 1:30 p.m. | Staying Strong

Thursday at 6:00 p.m. | Becoming Fit Outdoors (meets at a local park)

(all classes offered in-person and on Zoom except as noted.)

Class Descriptions

Flexibility for a Better You

Tuesday at 7:30 p.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.

Registration

Advanced registration is required for BFC Exercise classes.  Suggested donation for each class is $3 and 100% goes to community service. Email [email protected] for forms or Zoom links.

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 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. During hot summer months the group may participate in water aerobic exercise instead of walking. 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. 

Advanced registration is required for BFO and may be made through Lay Academy. Fee is $10 per 5-6 week session or $3 for weekly drop in. All funds go toward BFC Ministry costs. Program entrance forms are also required to be completed in advanced.  Email [email protected] for registration forms, and weekly details and park locations. 

Together We Can Make A Difference

Our wonderful team of BFC Ministry Instructors share their passions for health and wellness by volunteering to provide these opportunities for exercise at Trinity. Safety is always the first priority in the BFC Ministry program. Together the BFC Team has 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.

While the BFC Instructors volunteer their time, the BFC/BFO participants improve their health, strength, flexibility, balance and more while enjoying fellowship, fun, and fitness in a non-intimidating atmosphere. BFC participants make a small donation for each class which goes to local or global community service. BFO participants registration fee goes to offset program costs. 

Join us as we all strive to meet the BFC Ministry’s goal – Together We Can Make a Difference!

A Small Donation Goes a Long Way

Suggested donation is $3 for each BFC Exercise class whether in-person or via Zoom and $10 for registration for BFO.

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 $68,000 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 Friends, 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, assistance for a family from Ukraine, and earthquake and hurricane relief.

Contact Beth Curry

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