FR RYAN ROONEY
Ordained in June 2011, Fr Ryan is a priest of the Diocese of Springfield, MA, and the current Administrator of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in Springfield. Since October of 2013, he has lost 245lbs. He speaks on food addiction and weight loss, and is a certified Spin instructor.
FR CASEY JONES
Ordained July 2012, Fr Casey is a priest of the Diocese of Venice, Fl, and is the current chaplain at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Meyers, Fl. He has lost 100lbs and brings his expertise in studies for the New Evangelization to his witness of a healthy lifestyle.
FR STEPHEN GADBERRY
Priest team member, CrossFit athlete
Fr. Stephen Gadberry, a native of Arkansas, is a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Little Rock. After graduating high school in 2004, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving in Texas, Germany and Central Iraq. He majored in philosophy and the liberal arts at St. Joseph Seminary College in Louisiana and completed his post-graduate studies in theology in Rome, Italy. When not preaching at the pulpit, you can find him exercising, spending time outdoors or playing with his dog, Murph. He also enjoys listening to music, as well as making music on the piano, guitar and harmonica.
Trainer, Catholic Fitness Training
Jordan Friske at Catholic Fitness Training is the owner and head trainer of his company. CFT is happy to partner as a resource to our priests at Priestfit. Jordan provides online personal training as well as onsite personal training and bootcamp workshops. He and his wife are expecting their first child. From his website Jordan's qualifications include:
Online and In-Person Personal Training
Supervised Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors since 2013
Taught a variety of fitness classes including:
- Athletic Conditioning
- Sport Performance Camp Coordinator
- John Paul the Great Catholic University (M.A. Theology) expected 2019
- AFAA (2011)
- Heart Saver (2015)
Nutrition Advisor, Fit from Faith
Lindsay Fullerman is the health and welness advisor for Borromeo and St Mary's Seminaries in Cleaveland, Ohio, and the owner of Fit From Faith, a faith-based curriculum for healthy and virtue building living, helping to transform the lives of priests, seminarians, religious, and laity. She has her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and is certified in Strength and Conditioning and Sports Nutrition. She is happy to become a resource for our priests in Priestfit, especially with regard to behavioral modifications in nutrition.
MEET THE TEAM
Fr Ryan Rooney and Fr Casey Jones launched Priestfit on January 1, 2017. Together they created a social media based network of Catholic priests who support each other while witnessing to others who struggle in the areas of health and fitness. The mission of Priestfit is to continue this forum of support, to share our stories and knowledge, and to advocate for a healthier Presbyterate in the Catholic Church.
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EAT CLEAN, BE FIT, PRAY WELL
"I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship." - Romans 12:1 (NAB)