A new fusion of religion and exercise is taking the healthy living market by storm. Jesus is popping up in nutrition programs, exercise DVDs, and workout classes. Donna Richardson Joyner, founder of the Body Gospel workout DVDs, says that adding religion to exercise makes being healthy more purposeful than just losing weight to look good.
Frankly, we find this weird. It’s like the people behind the DVDs are exploiting overweight people who happen to be religious — as in: Oh, aerobics didn’t work for you? Well, this aerobics class will because Jesus takes it, too!
What do you think?