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Each summer, faithful flock to Covington, Georgia for one of the country’s oldest Christian revivals
Salem Camp Ground in Covington, site of one of the country’s oldest Christian revivals, started out as a brush arbor—a few poles draped with tree branches to give worshipers shade from the summer sun. That was in 1835. The Civil War was still a generation away. Covington was a new town with a fledgling square a few miles down the road from Salem.
They say the body is a temple, and some people certainly treat the gym like a church, following the workout of the day like it’s one of the Ten Commandments. But these days, some Christian churchgoers are doing more to combine faith and fitness, placing a premium on the health of the body as well as the soul.