Who needs gym memberships to keep fit when you can exercise with fellow parishioners right at church? That’s what plenty of Hawaii Catholics are doing lately, according to a story in the June 27 issue of the Hawaii Catholic Herald.
These parishioners are getting together for tai chi classes, fitness lessons using elastic resistance bands, and — since it’s Hawaii — hula aerobics. One parishioner, who has been with a parish exercise group for two years, said the activity gives seniors a chance to “crack our bones and get physically fit.” But she also said the group is more than just a fitness club because participants “share stories and news about personal life. You come to develop friendships.”