Being physically fit can help save lives. That thought is the inspiration behind Royal’s Fitness & Enterprising, a fitness campaign started by Christopher Royal after he survived the November 5, 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood.

In an interview with the Killeen Daily Herald, Royal talks about about how the incident forever changed him:

“When I was shot on Fort Hood, I realized that I had the opportunity to possibly take the gunman down....However, I wasn’t as fit or fast enough to get to him.”

Royal, who was inspired to get into better shape after the shooting, started a gospel fitness camp last Saturday that provides workout stations and nutrition information catered to churches (though everyone is welcome to join). Participants get into shape while enjoying gospel music and spiritual sharing Royal also plans to open a summer camp for children this summer to help kids get into shape as well.

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For more information, please call (254) 245-3934 or (706) 495-5469. Gospel Fitness Camp is held Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Killeen Community Center gym at 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. The camp costs $10 per weekend and can be scheduled at any interested churches.