The goal of the Missionaries of Grace Ministries Health/Fitness Program called The Edge is to teach and promote a healthy Christian body, mind, and spirit.
Exercise has been proven to be an effective method in training inmates to rehabilitate themselves on every level: the physical, the psychological, the social, and the spiritual.
World renowned and respected medical institutions such as Mayo Clinic and Cedars Sinai Medical Center have given fitness/exercise its strong endorsement for both the prevention and treatment of various acute and chronic diseases. Some of the many benefits of fitness and exercise are: reduces stress and anxiety, improves stamina, stability, alignment, and balance, improves focus and calms the mind, strengthens muscles and joints, strengthens major organs, stimulates digestion and elimination, stabilized blood pressure and metabolism, improves circulation, enhances your body immune system, The Edge teaches you to relax, and brings more balance, awareness and joy into your life no matter what the circumstances. Having good health habits helps to reduce the cost of prison medical expenditures.
It is well documented that a large majority of the general population of America prefer to see rehabilitation services are available to inmates both while they are in prison and after they've been released from prison. The citizens of America recognize that the rehabilitation of our prisoners is essential to the security and creative evolution of our society.
Exercise can and does play a part in lowering the recidivism rate by helping inmates develop positive and creative thinking, making them better equipped when they are released to face life's challenges with a more positive self-image and with greater self-confidence.
The Edge is a Christian based health/fitness/exercise program for women, men and children of all ages and levels of fitness. God desires for our body, mind and spirit to be in healthy balance. The Edge helps you to achieve that Christ-centered balance through the teaching and practice of a Christian fitness program. The Edge is the end of the old unhealthy you and the beginning of the new healthy you. In Christ, the end is only the beginning.
Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your Spirit which are God's. I Corinthians 6:19-20