I love how FiA provides so many different things, beyond simply exercise, to all of us. We are all at different places in our lives - going to school, navigating young adulthood, raising young children, caring for aging parents, caring for grandchildren, dealing with physical and mental illnesses, recovering from loss, watching older children leave the nest. No matter what is going on during the other 23 hours of our lives, FiA gives us space each day to do something for ourselves. We workout to build our physical strength. We enjoy the fun and fellowship of spending time with our friends. We talk about our concerns and our struggles, and we come together to listen to each other and to pray. We develop relationships that take us outside FiA, to grab coffee or lunch, to a girls weekend away, to a new job prospect, to a new best friend. The beatdown nourishes our bodies and everything else nourishes our souls.