Fitness for Worship was established to inspire people to live healthy and affliction free through fitness and a firm foundation in truth. I believe that every person has a God-ordained right to be healthy, pain-free and fully satisfied.
Be Inspired. Get Fit. Worship!
My mission is to inspire believers to live their lives according to God’s vision for them.
God has promised us health, prosperity, salvation and satisfaction with the life he has given to us (3 John 2, Psalm 68:19-20, Psalm 91:14-16).
However, instead of receiving God’s promises, many people are sick, in pain and disappointed with their lives.
The Bible says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6). You cannot believe in a truth that you have not heard.
Fitness for Worship seeks to present God’s vision, the Truth, and to inspire you to claim it for yourself.
Fitness for Worship is not for “Christians.”
John 3:16-17 states:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
The Bible does not promise perks to “Christians.” The promises of God are available to anyone who hears them, believes them, and claims them for themselves. Faith, believing and trusting God, is a minimum requirement to receive God’s promises. There is a distinct difference between “Christian” and “believer,” and I believe that believers are the ones who grab ahold of God’s truths.
Our health is our most important asset.
Fitness for Worship believes that the first step to living in health is to believe that you can achieve and maintain it. Your physical health is influenced by your lifestyle choices such as nutrition and physical activity, as well as genetics, mindset and other factors.
As a fitness trainer, I believe that most people can benefit from:
- Building and maintaining the endurance to participate in activities you enjoy
- Building strength and cardiovascular fitness
- Correcting muscle imbalances and movement restrictions that can hinder mobility
- Preventing injuries or repeated injuries (through proper movement)
Fitness centers tend to focus on the body but they neglect the spirit.
Churches tend to focus on the spirit but they can neglect the body.
Fitness for Worship offers a blend of physical fitness, mental health and faith services to serve the whole person.
I seek to inspire believers to worship.
Worship is a lifestyle that comes through a relationship with God. Just like any other relationship in our lives, we will get to know God better the more time we spend with him. As we read the word, pray, and meditate on scripture, we will develop our faith in who God is and who we are. Your spiritual health is dependent upon your relationship with God.
In John 4:23-24, Jesus said:
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Why do we worship God?
What does it mean to worship?
Here are three principles to live by:
1. Know the Truth
2. Be Healthy
3. Be Satisfied
Michelle Barnes is the founder of Fitness for Worship.
I am a creative writer and fitness coach with a passion for health and development of the whole person: spirit, soul and body.
I am certified as a Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and I am a graduate of the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI).
I am a member of Agape Embassy Ministries in Virginia, USA. I completed the Christian Foundation Institute in 2018, which examines Biblical foundation principles in accordance with Hebrews 6:1-3. I am also a worship dancer.
My purpose is to inspire you to live according to God’s vision.
You have a God-ordained right to be healthy, pain-free and fully satisfied. Seize your wellbeing through fitness and bold confidence in the Truth.
My favorite scripture is 3 John 2: “Beloved, I wish above all things that you be prosperous, and in health, as your soul prospers.”
3 John 2-4 (NKJV): 2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Psalm 68:19-20 (NKJV): 19 Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits,The God of our salvation! Selah 20 Our God is the God of salvation; And to God the Lord belong escapes from death.
Psalm 91:14-16 (NKJV): 14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”
Hosea 4:6 (NKJV): My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
John 3:16-17 (NKJV): 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
John 4:23-24 (NKJV): 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Hebrews 6:1-3 (NKJV): Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do if God permits.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.