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Best Gym in Joplin | Your Body Is A Temple

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What makes Colaw Fitness think they are the best gym in Joplin? The thousands of five star reviews? No. That’s why they think we are the best gym in Joplin. Call us anytime at 417-437-9345 and let us tell you what we believe makes our culture a success. Below we will detail all the great things we want you to be a part of. Remember, we don’t want to sell you this. We want you to sell your friends and family on your own joy through success with results.

We are a faith-based community of people focused on healthy living and a better quality of life through exercise and diet. Our staff has one job. Love on people. Sure we clean and sanitize and disinfect all day and all night, but loving on our members is our main goal. Giving people a place to feel calm and peaceful while pursuing like minded interests. We greet every single person like our family and treat them with empathy and compassion. The Golden Rule, as you may have also heard this idea called, is what life is about for us. Honoring our bodies is part of an entire package of praise and joy in a well balanced life.

But valuable as body and soul are, the apostle Paul helps us to understand the priority of exercise in 1 Timothy 4:7-8:

Train yourself for Godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, Godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

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Certainly, we know all we do and behold is in preparation for the afterlife and of most importance, but physical fitness is necessary. Keeping a healthy body is a large part of keeping the brain healthy. Vanity can inspire the young, but vitality will inspire the young at heart. The sooner a fitness program becomes a lifelong habit, the far greater the benefits are to the brain and mind. Science is showing again and again that physical exercise not only increases muscle mass and bone density, but keeps the brain working better longer. You can do brain teasers and puzzles and crosswords for those times you can’t get to the gym, but they will never be a substitute for 3 hours of average cardio exercise per week.

Similarly, you can go to the best gym in Joplin and work out 3 hours a day and eat all the unhealthy food you want too, but at some point you are creating a perfect storm. Especially in our rush through every day now. So often we focus on social media and fast snacks and digital living in our cars on our way to be busy somewhere else. Aren’t you exhausted? Remember taking care of your health is the best way to take care of the ones you love. We can all appreciate that illness slows us down and as a rippling effect throughout our lives. It can be quite frustrating, but you are reading the very information you need to create your own fountain of youth.

In the exact same rippling effect comes fitness. Colaw Fitness. As low as $5 a month and you and your bestie are in the gym as much as you want! That’s right, bring someone with you for the exact same price. We could say it’s like a 2 for 1 membership, but we’ll let you tell your family that. Let them know we don’t have any locker rooms too. In the first place, most people had enough of this experience in junior high school and secondly, today’s body shaming sneaky media is the enemy of all locker rooms everywhere.

Nothing is impossible with faith. We read in Philippians 4:13:

I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.

We must acknowledge our human limits, such as running a marathon with severe arthritis. But you must set lofty goals and exercise true faith whenever possible. Dedicate your fitness routine to your faith and see a difference. Remember keeping a workout journal is like keeping a journal about any other aspect of your life. You can see your humble beginnings, track your progress and success. You don’t need fancy spreadsheets or smart phone apps to track your progress. Come to meet with a trainer and we’ll show you that basic paper and pen are all you need to succeed. After you know the basics, you’re all done right? Yes and no.

Some people can get by with 3 days and 30 minutes of cardio mixed with a couple days of circuit training. Come by the gym anytime and maybe you can meet that one person sometime. Does that sound accurate? Read it one more time. Because you are just as likely to find that certain exact one person as we are introducing them to you. Fitness and health are as unique as you are, but our decades of knowledge can help you find what will make you feel healthy. Maybe you just want a dark golden tan all year round. That is available in a clean, staffed facility all day and night. Can your local tanning salon do that? The best gym in Joplin can help any needs you have.

So then you can find in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 the question this articles’ title comes from:

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.

Glorify God with your workouts and while you workout. Walking can be prayer filled and meditation breathing time for all. Swimming is great for breathing meditation. You can have a dumbbell in each hand and sitting on a weight bench while putting yourself in His presence.

The most exciting side effect of eating a well balanced diet and exercising regularly is weight loss, when desired. It is nice to measure progress in a tangible measurement that you can pick up and hold in your hand and realize the ease. The ease of life and breathing and your ability to progress further each week can keep you coming back.

For the most part the best gym in Joplin is here for your mind and body and spirit. We don’t have a swimming pool, but we are all bathed in glory. Lastly, we should always eat and drink and do not commit excesses for ourselves and others. We aren’t a church, but an open minded place for all to relax and improve their life somehow through fitness and worship. Call for more info 417-437-9345.