Church-owned gym hopes to strengthen your body and soul - KMSP-TV

Church-owned gym hopes to strengthen your body and soul

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Clearly the facility on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood, Queens, is a gym. You've got the exercise equipment, Muscle Milk, and more. But I bet your gym doesn't have excerpts from the bible. The pastor here says they want to help the body mind and spirit.

You can build muscle while fortifying your faith at the New Olympia Health Club. The Rev. Henry Fury is the pastor of the United Presbyterian Church. He said church officials came up with their own GTL -- (gym, tan, liturgy) -- as a way to lift spirits and help the church financially.

You can pick up the word of the Lord at the front desk on your way to the treadmill.

Gym members we spoke to say it is definitely unique.

Upstairs is a weight room near a prayer room with inspirational readings.

Gym members don't have to belong to the church or even believe in anything, but if they want to flex their faith the pastor said he is ready to help.

The church doesn't hold its services here. Those are held at the actual church about 10 blocks from the gym.

The reverend said the gym breaks even from the $25 per month membership fee. Any extra goes to church's food pantry and soup kitchen.

  • Queens NewsQueens NewsMore>>

  • FAA ends ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv

    FAA ends ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:21:05 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. carriers from flying to Tel Aviv. The announcement was made late Wednesday night.The FAA had extended the ban on Thursday afternoon after its first ban went into effect 24 hours earlier. The decision was made after a rocket launched into Israel from Gaza landed near the Ben Gurion Airport.
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. carriers from flying to Tel Aviv. The announcement was made late Wednesday night.The FAA had extended the ban on Thursday afternoon after its first ban went into effect 24 hours earlier.  The decision was made after a rocket launched into Israel from Gaza landed near the Ben Gurion Airport.
  • Bloomberg flies to Israel in show of support

    Bloomberg flies to Israel in show of support

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:12:27 GMT
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Israel via a commercial El Al flight despite an FAA ban on U.S.-based airlines flying to Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Bloomberg on the tarmac outside the El Al jet Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Israel via a commercial El Al flight despite an FAA ban on U.S.-based airlines flying to Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Bloomberg on the tarmac outside the El Al jet Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Is NYC the most unhappy city in America?

    Is NYC the most unhappy city in America?

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:29:16 GMT
    When researchers in Canada and Harvard University examined the results of a survey that asked “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” they found that New York City is the unhappiest city in the country. The data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Pittsburgh, Louisville, Milwaukee and Detroit round out the list.
    When researchers in Canada and Harvard University examined the results of a survey that asked “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” they found that New York City is the unhappiest city in the country. The data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Pittsburgh, Louisville, Milwaukee and Detroit round out the list.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices