Just in time for Christmas, Liongate has released the perfect stocking stuffer, Jimmy Peña’s Prayfit 33-Day Total Body Challenge DVD.
Prayfit 33 is a motivating and intense workout designed to burn calories, build lean muscle and foster faith—all in just 33 minutes a day.
Like its counterpart, the first Prayfit book, the DVD workout requires no equipment, making it do-able for anyone, any time, anywhere. (All you need is a DVD player.)
In a recent interview, Peña shares his enthusiasm for PrayFit—and recounts why the DVD is spurring impetus and changing lives.
“Prayfit has helped change people’s paradigm. It is like a jump start helping people develop new habits,” says Peña. “And the DVD is continuing that movement in an even bigger way.”
The word quickly spread and PrayFit became a global movement focused on honoring God by seeing the body as His vessel and making it as healthy as possible.
Says Peña, “The DVD came about because my dear friend Tyler Perry was talking about Prayfit on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. As a result, the wonderful team at Lionsgate Entertainmnent reached out to help us create another tool—one that can be used in the privacy of one’s own living room or in a group setting—the Prayfit 33.”
“This DVD can be utilized in small groups or even churches. I’d love to see pastors give themselves and their congregations permission to be healthy and have fun doing so. We have to realize that it’s not about vanity. See, somewhere between vanity and gluttony is abundant life, and that’s where Prayfit can lead them.”
“We need to be good stewards of our bodies. God didn’t wrap us up in money; he wrapped us up in skin and bones. We need to honor God with our bodies and it doesn’t require a lot of time. People will be surprised as to how soon they reach ‘fatigue’ with the Prayfit workout, and how quickly their bodies will change.”
When asked “Why 33 days and 33 minutes a day?” Peña’s fervor for God effervesced.
“I chose 33 to for two reasons: First, to honor the life of Christ. Jesus gave 33 earthly years to us. He can relate to us and understand us. There’s no magic in the number; just honor. Secondly, as a physiologist, I have found a month-long program to be a perfect program to create habits and to see lasting physical change. To honor Him and help us with habits, 33 is perfect.”
What makes Prayfit work so beautifully is that it interjects theory, theme, Scripture…within a small, achievable daily time frame. It also relies solely on body weight; no props. Yet, results are spectacular. But what makes it unique is its mélange of building health and faith.
To complement the Prayfit 33 DVD, Prayfit.com serves as a hub providing daily devotional thoughts and encouragement helping you do a little better each day. “The soul wants to move. The body has no right to hold it back,” says Peña.
Jimmy and Team Prayfit will be traveling extensively in 2012, and will be in San Diego at the early part of the year. If you’d like to have him speak at your church, business or venue, connect with him via Prayfit.com.
PrayFit 33-Day Total Body Challenge is available at Amazon and in most major department stores.
Follow the Prayfit movement on Twitter, on Facebook or check out the YouTube.
“In Jesus’ name we train.”
Janey DeMeo M.A.
Copyright © December 2011