Had To Share: Donna Richardson-Joyner’s Birthday and New DVDPublished by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm.
Sup folks! Maybe it’s just me but I’m noticing the saints are trying to get in shape these days. Follow any number of gospel artists and preachers on twitter and you’ll see tweets that go a little something like this: “On my way to the gym.” “Lost 10 pounds, only 20 more to go.” “I’m on day so and so of P90X.” And so forth and so on.
It’s a good look because as church/gospel folks (black folks in general) we haven’t always been the healthiest of folks. (One day I’ll stop overusing the word “folks” but until then, sorry folks…) We love to eat (Lord knows I do) but most of us (self included) don’t exercise like we should to counteract all that eating we do. Well, fitness expert Donna Richardson-Joyner (you probably remember her from the “Sweatin’ In the Spirit” Days) teamed up with Beachbody (the makers of P90X) to make “Body Gospel.” So I’m assuming it’s like P90X for the saints… well kinda. I can dig it, because I saw one of those P90X DVD’s one time and just cried like a baby at the thought of doing THAT. I’m going to work out one of these days but not like that! Ha!
Anyway, Body Gospel is a DVD workout DVD series set to gospel/inspirational music. (See, you guys who claim you don’t go to the gym because of the secular music they play there no longer have an excuse. Ha!) To celebrate the release of the DVD along with her birthday, Donna’s husband radio host Tom Joyner threw her a birthday bash. Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Shirley Murdock and other celebs were there. (Tom, Donna, Dallas is not that far from NYC, I’m just sayin…) Check out the pics below. And if you’re trying to get your fitness on, check out the website www.bodygospel.com to pick up your DVDs! Who wants to show some before and afters???? That might be fun… Just a thought!