Where Faith Meets Fitness


Josh Deeter brings a passion for his faith to his gym in Cincinnati, Ohio. This Christian businessman pushes into the discomfort of his workout to increase his physical health. Likewise, he pushes himself into the discomfort of talking about his faith, because he knows people need to hear about Jesus.

Watch what happens when Josh chooses to lean into the uncomfortable and be bold.

“I would challenge people to use the passions,” Josh says, “whether for athletics or arts or whatever it is that God has given you and be salt, be different and use the opportunities to potentially talk about God.”

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Jan serves as a journalist with Cru®. She has had an interest in creative writing ever since her high school newspaper column days. She hopes to inspire hearts toward Christ.

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