Strengthening the Soul in the Weight Room

Lent may be over, but there’s one story that still has people talking. In the forty days leading up to Easter, Strength Coach Josh Reynolds used a beautiful means of blending his skills in the weight room with the opportunity for prayer and meditation of the Lenten Season. Every week, students and teachers gathered for a grueling Stations of the Cross Workout.

Music blaring, Reynolds led the participants through a high powered set, and then cut the music and shut the fans off for total silence in order to read a scripture passage from the Passion. “It was really moving, seeing a packed house for this,” said Varsity Boys Soccer Coach Frank Kucinic. “Coach Reynolds really provided a concrete focus on the sacrifice of Christ. The amount of work he puts in to promote a culture of health at St. Joe’s is really extraordinary. And not just with the student athletes, but with everyone who wants to learn.” Keep an eye out for more on future health initiatives from Coach Reynolds and Coach Kucinic!

Thank you Coach Reynolds!