MegaFitness affects whole families (almost all ages are catered for!) and allows for the development of the whole person (physically, mentally, socially and spiritually). It successfully makes people fitter, in a fun non-competitive setting, without being obsessive about looks or weight!
In 2009 we started doing fitness classes in our Church. Since that time fitness has grown in massive leaps (and lunges) as physical fitness took a central place in the development of our church. We are now able to offer fitness classes to every age group.
Jesus did not only come to rescue the spiritual part of human lives, He came to rescue the whole person. That is why we offer Fitness classes as a means of introducing people to the spiritual, physical, mental and social environment of Simply Limitless.
Starting a Megafitness franchise costs very little, you can start off with some simple equipment, music and of course the right insurance. Most churches have microphones and the ability to play music already.
We ask that you come to Kidderminster and attend a fun and informative 2 day training course, this costs £250 but includes the 1st year membership fee.
You don't need one!
To get started you don't require a fitness instructor, just a willing volunteer! We believe Megafitness should be non-competitive and accessible to all.
You can attend one of our regular taster days, which take place at the Simply Limitless Wellbeing Centre in Kidderminster. These give you an idea of how Megafitness can work in your church, with simple steps to incorporate into other areas of your church such as Parent and Toddler groups or activities for older people. Fill in the form below to find out when the next taster day is on.
If you then decide to go ahead with the Partnership we ask your volunteer(s) to attend a 2 day training course with us to get the full benefit of teaching Megafitness.
Case Study - Transform Community Resource Centre, Manchester
The Transform Community Resource Centre in Manchester is a Megafitness Partner, read about their journey below:
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We chose Megafitness as a project because we are keen to promote healthy living to our local community and congregation members. Conversations with local residents and church members revealed that not many people could make time to go to the gym on a regular basis because of the membership cost and other factors. However, many people would chance on keeping healthy in a community-based setting where they could interact with new people and make friends. As a church we are passionate about fulfilling 1 Timothy 4:8.ﾠ(For physical training is of some value...)
The training was fantastic! It was a real eye opener; being taught how simple activities and body movement make a massive difference to the physical and emotional wellbeing of people. Hearing stories during interaction with people attending the sessions in Kidderminster was very encouraging and moving. Participants were really pleased we had travelled from Manchester to train for the benefit of a community wider afield.
The taster sessions have been well received and the feedback has been great! We have had firm expression of interest and people can't wait for the full sessions to commence. Foodbank beneficiaries are getting more than just food.
The Bishop and the Leadership are fully behind the project and preparations are underway for the launch event. The church members are being prepared for the launch event and looking forward to welcoming people just the way they are. We are so pleased to be in a good position to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our local community and congregation members. The launch will make the church more welcoming, bring more people together, break isolation and foster community resilience.
A Wellbeing Centre for the Wyre Forest