God Leading Our Wellness
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO FEEL CONFIDENT & LOVED IN THE IMAGE GOD CREATED THEM THROUGH FAITH FILLED FITNESS AND WELLNESS.
What Is GLOW?
A Women's Fitness Ministry
GLOW strives to offer women a true community of love and support. We are here for more than fitness – we’re here to do life with you! That means offering women a community of support to deal with the issues women face.
At GLOW, we believe that our bodies are temples created by God. We honor Him by taking care of them. Our workouts are joyful movement that keep our bodies healthy while offering praise to God. Anyone can participate!
At GLOW, we believe that anything we do can be worship – including fitness! Our fitness classes are an invitation to worship God in a new way, while providing a supportive community of believers for women everywhere.
I'm Samie Jo Arnold
My name is Samie Jo Arnold, and I’m the founder of GLOW – A Women’s Fitness Ministry. I’ve loved dancing and being active all of my life. I’ve done all kinds of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical hip-hop and more! My love of dance eventually led me to the competitive all-star dance arena and later a professional career with the NFL.
Throughout all of this, I’ve learned the importance of staying active through all stages of life. As my professional career came to an end, I started teaching fitness classes at local gyms. Then, one day, I was asked to teach at my church. That was a game changer! My fitness journey took on new meaning and purpose.
During our annual fast, God spoke to me and gave me the vision for GLOW. The name itself says it all: God Leading Our Wellness. Our classes have taken on new life that puts God at the center of all that we do. I am blessed to share this experience with women in local churches. My heart’s desire is for more churches to see the need for GLOW in their ministries, and for us to train up women to become wellness disciples so we can be the light that GLOW’s for all to see!
God Leading Our Wellness
When I had that idea for GLOW, I realized that God was in the center of everything – even our fitness! God Leading Our Wellness is about providing faith-filled fitness classes where all women are welcome no matter their fitness level. We encourage the continuation of worship throughout our workouts. We move our bodies to positive and encouraging music that promotes worship and wellness. Classes include motivational minutes and a balanced head to toe workout including cardio, dance, strength training, kickboxing, drumsticks, resistance training, praise movement, and everyday stretching for active living.
As women, we have very important roles in our families’ lives. However, we must realize that we have to take care of ourselves in order to take care of our families. GLOW is passionate about helping women staying spiritually and physically fit throughout all stages of life.
At GLOW, we believe in being good stewards of the bodies God has given us. Our classes are fun, encouraging, and promote a connection between God and moving our bodies. Nourish your body and soul with GLOW!
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Glow Core Values
We know that our bodies are temples, and we strive to dedicate those temples to God.
We put God first. God is not only first in our time, talents and treasures, but we incorporate putting Him first in the care of our temples (bodies) as well.
We encourage and help women to love, embrace, and honor the body and image God has created them in, for we are all fearfully and wonderfully made.
1 Corinthians 10:31
We allow God to lead our health and wellness, not the world. We believe in seeking Him in all decisions regarding our temple care and wellness.
We worship through the workout by moving our bodies to uplifting, positive, faith-based music, lyrics, and scriptures. His praise will always be on our lips.
Our wellness journey will not be perfect, but we will encourage, support and lift one another up to always do the next right thing and to finish well according to 1 Thessalonians 5:11.