Worship and workouts...
Surrounded by donated nonperishable donations and gym equipment a group of women lift up their hands and sing praises to the Lord. Suddenly, the Lord’s Gym in Covington has transformed into a beautiful place of worship, and you can feel that God is on the move. The band on the TV screen might as well be there performing live – the Spirit is certainly living here amongst the women.
The Lord’s Gym in Covington is open every day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. just for women to worship and workout. On Wednesdays, they hold the women’s Celebrate Recovery program. Emily, a volunteer, works with the women at the gym, organizes workout sessions and Bible studies.
“It’s really a wonderful place to be,” she said. “I’m so lucky to be here.”
Rhonda, 54, said she loves that the gym has opened hours and programs to women.
“I really like it,” she said. “You get to visit with the ladies and worship and exercise. The gym, for me, helps take away loneliness. I’m disabled and I can’t work, so I have a lot of free time, it’s good for me to spend that time here with people who care.”
Jordon, 26, said that the Lord knew what He was doing when He led Lord’s Gym Ministries to open hours for women.
“God knew that I needed all the fellowship I can get,” she said. “I’m so grateful for the Lord’s Gym – beyond what words can describe.”