AT A GLANCE
WHO WE ARE
ChurchFIT is NOT an event, but rather a movement designed to teach and help facilitate long lasting, life changing behaviors
Understanding that the Church is often the trusted cornerstone of the community, we believe it is our duty to provide education and services to help each person reach his or her personal health goals.
to help individuals and families improve their health in a wholistic manner — meaning we not only believe in strengthening the body, but the mind and spirit as well.
The ChurchFIT program is a comprehensive healthy living, healthy lifestyle wellness initiative designed to help individuals and families improve their health in a holistic manner — meaning we not only believe in strengthening the body, but the mind and spirit as well.
This year, 2017, has been declared the Year of NOW – No Opportunity Wasted. We have been charged to take advantage of every positive opportunity in every aspect of our life, including our health. Therefore as we have done in the past, we will once again launch ChurchFIT 2017 with a Challenge Competition, only this year the challenge will last most of the year, culminating at the Annual Church Picnic in the Fall! This year, again, BOTH teams and individuals will be allowed to compete for up to $10,000 worth of prizes. As individuals and teams move through the ChurchFIT program (made up of exercise, nutrition, and cooking classes, as well as classes with health experts from the community) they will learn important skills that can transform their lifestyles through healthy sustainable habits and behaviors.
Over the last year 3 years, over 2,400 participants have taken part in our annual 12-week Challenge, where over 6,200 pounds were lost and thousands of lives were changed through our MZ ChurchFIT program. Numerous prizes have been awarded to teams and individuals in various categories including but not limited to, greatest percentage of weight lost, most exercise classes attended, most nutrition classes attended, greatest overall change in healthy lifestyle (as tracked by class attendance and bi-weekly weigh-ins), etc.
Although the this year, the actual Challenge will end in the Fall, please note that the ChurchFIT program will continue throughout the entire year and beyond. After the Challenge ends, we will continue to have a variety of weekly exercise classes led by certified trainers, nutrition/cooking classes led by a chef and certified nutritionists, as well as run/walk groups that meet in different areas around the city to help improve your stamina to run or walk longer distances.
In addition, we will continue with the KidzFIT curriculum that will allow the children to have fun while at the same time learn and practice healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Watch out for fun contests and prizes for KidzFIT participants as well!