Currently we have table tennis facilities, as well as fitness classes for both men and women.
Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said a strong believer was better than a weak believer. He was talking in terms of faith and character but also indicating that physical strength i.e. optimum health and fitness were desirable, providing God gave us the ways and means of attaining such strength. Islam’s holistic approach to life and thus health offers us the ability to remain strong and healthy. If God decrees that illness or injury are to be part of our lives then Islam provides us with the ways and means of accepting and even being grateful for the tests and trials that envelope us.
Believers in Islam must take care of their spiritual, emotional and physical health. Our bodies, the most complex of machines, are given to us by God as a trust. They should not be abused or neglected but maintained in good order. Diet and nutrition play a big part in maintaining the best possible health, so does a lifestyle incorporating exercise. Islam lays emphasis on a simple diet combined with physical exercise.
Prophet Muhammad advised his followers, to work, to be energetic, and to start their day early, all of which are conditions for a healthy body. He said “O God, make the early morning hours blessed for my nation.” Obesity or an inadequate diet, laziness and weakness are all afflictions for which we will be called to account.
The Prophet Muhammad and his Companions were naturally physically fit. Life was tougher, long distances were covered on foot, men hunted and farmed their food to survive, and there were no useless recreations to produce laziness and waste many hours of otherwise constructive time. The 21st century contains many distractions and forms of entertainment that encourage laziness and induce ill health.
Exercise increases muscle tone, improves flexibility, enhances endurance, strengthens the heart and fights depression. Exercise also helps achieve significant weight loss. Aerobic exercise fights heart disease and high blood pressure, and reduces the risk of diabetes, while weight training increases muscle strength and reduces fat, increases bone density, fights back pain and arthritis, and improves overall mental health.
Here at the MYF we encourage all to keep fit and exercise therefore we host many different activities for brothers and sisters regularly, we have fitness classes for both men and women also daily Table tennis services set up for people to not just enjoy their time at the MYF but make it useful by picking up skills and getting fit!
The list of events that we do are listed below with dates and times:
Boxercise Classes for Men
- Mondays & Thursdays 8pm-9pm
Aerobics For Sisters
- Every Wednesdays 8pm-9pm
Daily Table Tennis (with monthly tournaments)
- 12pm till closing
For further information on the above classes or to register with us please Contact Us