Boca Raton, Fla. Instead of giving up the usual chocolate or coffee during the Lenten season, members of one Florida church are adding something - exercise.
Advent Lutheran Church kicked off their six-week program "40 Days of Fitness" on March 1 to encourage members to get moving. The program offers free Saturday morning workouts, along with volleyball, yoga and cycling classes during the week.
Church pastor Andy Hagen sees the program as an alternative for Christians to the traditional sacrificing of the Lent.
"We like the idea that we would take on a routine of physical fitness instead of denial," he said.