Orchard Hill has a long-standing tradition of offering fitness classes several times throughout the week. The Fitness program strives to open the doors of the church in a non-traditional format, offering fitness classes that feature positive music, a great workout and an uplifting message.
The newest class offered is REFIT®, a life-changing fitness experience that rocks your body, heart, and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out. This class has grown in popularity in the 2 years it’s been offered at Orchard Hill, with the class sizes ranging between 20 to 40 participants.
"REFIT® has been a great exercise program for me-both for my body and soul,” said Jane Eilderts. “The music is great as well as the friends I have met in the classes. They have been a great support to me! REFIT® is for every BODY."
“I love that REFIT® has something to offer everyone,” said Hilary Clark, certified instructor. “It’s for every fitness level and it’s the connection and community that makes it feels more like a family.” Two Instructors lead each class to ensure there are always modifications to cater to every fitness level.
The class starts with a warm-up and builds intensity for a good workout with cool down and stretching at the end. The class ends with an optional community time called “pinky time”, where the community joins pinkies for prayer and to share what they are thankful for.
REFIT® strives to be more than fitness. “Community is not a by-product of REFIT®, it’s the purpose” explains Catherine Ballas, REFIT® founder and CEO.The physical changes are a side-effect of the heart changes. Classes are Mondays at 5:30pm and Tuesdays at 9:00am in the Orchard Hill Church Community Center Wednesdays at 10:30am in the Big House for Mom’s Morning Out, and Thursdays at 6:00pm at Celebration Church in Waterloo. Come for a class; everyone’s welcome!