Amy Giles and Melissa Ebken Present
💪 Fit to Forgive 💪
Exploring the Relationship Between Emotions and Movement

The holidays have come and gone and a new year is upon us. As the calendar turns to a new year, we often take stock of our lives and make goals to improve them.


Are you still looking to fulfill your goal of better health?

Do you feel like there’s still something missing?

Is there a relationship that has you “stuck”?

Are you seeking to be seen and heard and understood?

Do you want to feel more like you “belong” in your own skin?

Join Amy Giles and Melissa Ebken for a 2-hour workshop that will leave you Fit to Forgive. Explore the relationship between physical, emotional, and mental health. 

When and Where?

January 29, 2022. 12:30-2:30 PM

This is a hybrid workshop - you can attend in person at 1824 Adlai Stevenson Dr., Springfield, IL


online (Zoom link will be sent following registration). 

What Is The Cost?


What Should I Expect?

Melissa will be speaking to the mechanics of forgiveness and provide tips and strategies to incorporate forgiveness into your daily lives. 

Amy will demonstrate movements that enable our bodies to release the stored stress and energy from clinging to those emotions.

The workshop will last two hours, but the benefits will last a lifetime. You will have a workbook to guide you through the process of forgiveness, which includes a twenty-one-day plan to build the practice of forgiveness into your life, and you will have movements that support healthy living.


Why Should I Care About Forgiveness?
Research in the last ten years has shown that holding grudges has a direct and negative effect on health, leading to higher blood pressure, anxiety, higher risk of diabetes and heart attack, and other health conditions. Practicing this skill, learning how to release grudges and forgive others (and ourselves!) has a direct and positive effect on our health and our quality of life.

Meet Your Presenters


Shihan Amy Giles

Being in love with movement her whole life, Amy Giles purchased a martial arts school in 2001. She has gone on to train hundreds of people of all ages to cultivate confidence through movement at Progressive Kenpo Karate. Amy is an internationally recognized martial artist and the highest-ranking female Black Belt in the United States under Israeli Krav International.  


When the pandemic struck, Amy saw the need to expand her services. She founded MindBody Fitness, an online mindset and fitness program for people at midlife and beyond.  Her mission was (and remains) to help others overcome their limiting beliefs, so they recognize their worth, cultivate newfound confidence and awaken to their TRUE potential. 


When Amy's not kicking and punching, she enjoys time with her family, floating in her pool, long walks on a beach (of course) and promoting local fashion boutiques on her Facebook page - My Purple Blazer. 

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Rev. Melissa Ebken

Melissa was called into ministry, much to her surprise, after becoming a biologist and serving for ten years in the IL Army National Guard as a utility helicopter mechanic, the first woman to do so. She has served in Illiopolis and Niantic since 2001.


Melissa is at home in the difficult spaces of peoples’ lives, willing to listen and to walk with those who struggle and suffer. She is a trained coach and has consulted with churches in conflict. Her current pursuits include founding a Virtual Assistant training academy, forming a ministry co-op to better serve small churches, supporting nurses to thrive in stressful climates through building emotional intelligence, and guiding people who are ready to lean into and overcome difficult challenges and experiences in their lives.

She authored a book Teach Us To Pray: An Ancient Model For a Modern Day, and has a podcast called Pursuing Uncomfortable.

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Amy and Melissa have a synergy that surpasses what is commonly available. Health is a multi-dimensional approach drawing upon our emotions, our physicality, and our mindsets. Together, with their experience and expertise, they provide a multi-disciplinary approach to build your overall health, wellness, and happiness. Drawing on research done with trauma victims returning from battle zones, they combine their expertise to provide an experience that combines movement and inner work to produce results that impact every area of life.


Learn How To

Let go of burdens from unresolved emotions

Open the door to healthier relationships

Align yourself with your greater good.

Cultivate compassion and FREE yourself from anger and resentment

Your Rewards

Less stress and anxiety

A stronger immune system

Massive energy and self-esteem boosts!

Compassion, light, and love for yourself and others

The inner peace that radiates from a healthy Mind-Body connection

Come to Our Event
January 29, 2022 12:30-2:30 PM