Spirituality & Physical Fitness

October 26, 2016 7:00 PM
DC 218

Jared Zimmerer will be on campus to present his lecture, "Spirituality & Physical Fitness."

The concerns of health, nutrition and fitness are not merely matters of the body, but can have a significant impact on our spirituality and mental state. Jared Zimmerer is a best-selling author and competitive body-builder who has spent his career teaching people how to build the three main components of the human spirit – body, mind and soul. Students and guests will have the privilege of hearing from this dynamic speaker as to how to live at their full potential in each of these three areas.

This event is sponsored by CDI, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, and Athletics.

Jared Zimmerer

Jared Zimmerer is a best-selling author, speaker, blogger, husband and father of 5 children. He is the founder of Strength for the Kingdom, a ministry promoting men's growth in virtue and knowledge of the Catholic faith. He lives in Roanoke, TX and holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He is currently working towards a Master’s in Theology with a Apologetics focus at Holy Apostles College and Seminary where he won a full scholarship on the Alumni’s New Evangelization program.

He currently works at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grapevine, TX as the Director of Adult Catechesis and Evangelization and has been there for three years. He spent a year working with TOBET, Theology of the Body Evangelization Team in Irving, Texas, and has been a competitive all-natural bodybuilder for 15 years.

He is the lead author of the best-selling book: Man Up! Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man, which discusses authentic Catholic manliness.

His first book is called The Ten Commandments of Lifting Weights: Recommendations to the Devout Body Builder, and he has been interviewed on Catholic radio programs, EWTN television and other outlets around the country. He has given presentations around the country on fitness, health, masculinity and virtue, including Mundelein Seminary, where he was invited by Fr. Robert Barron. He is a team member of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and has travelled the world with Bishop Robert Barron.

Jared Zimmerer