My ministry idea—Pine Rivers church

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More than 65 people registered for a nine-week Boot Camp Health Challenge organised by Pine Rivers church in South Queensland. 

Health Ministries leader Sarah Day came up with the idea of a health improvement program that was more than just exercise classes. 

Forty-five people graduated from the program, with awards presented to all who completed at least eight sessions.

For the first four evenings presenters covered aspects of mind, body and spiritual wellbeing. The last five sessions included rigorous exercise routines featuring boxing, circuit, relaxation and resistance.

Forty-five people graduated from the program, with awards presented to all who completed at least eight sessions. There were also two major awards for the “biggest loser” (most weight lost as a percentage of weight) and “most improved fitness” (based on fitness testing in the first and final weeks). The participants came from Pine Rivers church and the Northpine Christian College (NCC) community.

The program proved so popular that 20 people have signed up to continue the weekly sessions. 

Organisers thanked the NCC principal and college council for their support and the use of the college’s sports auditorium.