Rosary Workout Book Contest


therosaryworkoutIn conjunction with Catholic Moments Podcast Episode #120, we are pleased to announce our latest contest – your chance to win one copy of The Rosary Workout™, written by Peggy Bowes,  a fitness expert and devout Catholic wife and mother.

The ebook includes 250 pages, divided into five parts:

  • Part I includes a summary of the Rosary, its history, the significance of Rosary prayers, and its power as an intercessory prayer. Sample page
  • Part II introduces the concept of the Rosary as Mary’s School and the importance of Mary’s role as advocate and teacher.  You’ll learn about the Nine Choirs of Angels and their significance in Rosary prayer. Sample page
  • Part III explains the scientific principles of exercise upon which the workouts are structured, along with information on nutrition and hydration. Sample page
  • Part IV will prepare you, physically and spiritually, to begin the workouts. This section adds suggestions on how to start and commit to The Rosary Workout™ and how to handle setbacks. Sample page
  • Part V contains the workouts, divided into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.  Rosary graphics are included to clarify the workout instructions. Sample Intermediate Level workout
  • 10% of each sale donated to St. Vincent de Paul to help the poor
  • More information or to make a purchase

To enter to win this contest, you must leave a comment on this post with a valid email address (which won’t be published or shared) before Midnight PST on October 7, 2009.  I’ll draw two random winners and announce the winners when the contest has ended.

Update: Our lucky winner is Carla (#64). Your prize will be sent soon.  Take a look at our other contests for more great chances to win!

Note – Peggy Bowes has generously offered a discount for our readers!  The coupon code is MARY (all caps) and can be entered during checkout for a $1.00 discount.  This makes the ebook price just $8.95 and does not affect the money given to St. Vincent de Paul (10% of the retail price).  The code is valid until October 31st.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. This sounds like a great multi-tasking opportunity for us busy mothers! It’s so hard to squeeze in both a workout and some spiritual time so this would be great for me!!

  2. Oooo, this is fabulous! I know I won’t win it here, but WOWZAH! Thanks for always sharing such fabulous products and for giving them away too! This is just what I’ve been looking for! 🙂

  3. I often say the rosary during my rowing workouts. Would love to expand my options. Working out and meditation are better partners than I ever would have guessed before I tried uniting them!

  4. as a convert trying to understand and grow in relationship with mary, this would be a great resource to have! good luck to all!

  5. Love it! Something I have been trying to integrate in my own life….you know us moms ALWAYS multitasking! For Catechectical Sunday I gave Walking with Jesus pedometers to all of our Catechists. We are promoting Spiritual health as well as physical health this year and this book hits the nail on the head! Can’t wait to download it!

  6. Jackie Whiteside on

    Loved the podcast and the topic! I find working out really helps me focus as a stay at home mom. Incorporating the rosary into my workouts would enhance the experience even more! Please enter me in the contest! Thanks for your great work!

  7. Wow! This is the first day I visit CatholicMom. I was looking for a spiritual workout book. If I don’t win I sure will be buying one!

  8. It was so ironic for me to see this article under Faith & Family Live, because I have officially begun my journey of weight loss a couple of weeks ago by saying the Rosary as I exercised on my Gazelle workout machine. As a matter of fact, I began this journey not only for myself, but for Jesus Christ. After watching The Biggest Loser season premiere with our children, a new inspiration filled my heart. Most of the time when we think of weight loss, it becomes something we do for ourselves; and eventually grow tired of it and stop exercising. This time I decided I wanted to do it for Christ as well. I went on the Biggest Loser website and signed up to the Biggest Loser League (it is free) and started a group and named it Fit for Christ. In reality, our physical bodies are just vessels to get us to the next and since we are made in God’s image and God does not make junk, we should respect our bodies not just for ourselves, but out of love for Jesus Christ. When we receive His Body and Blood in the Eucharist, our bodies at that moment become Tabernacles. What an awesome thought – that He deems us worthy to fill us with His Body & Blood. In my heart I know that my burning love for Him and the ever Blessed Virgin Mary is all the inspiration I need on this journey. Of course, the love of family and friends is important too; so please feel free to sign up on the Biggest Loser website and join my group Fit for Christ. I would love to have faithful companions to our faith on this journey with me. With God all things are possible, so let’s do it and give all glory to the One who created us!!!

  9. Awesome idea! Exercising and praying the rosary are two things I really want to make a priority in my life, so this sounds great!

  10. Exercising is great for our mental and physical health – now we have a way to also work out our spiritual health! Thanks for sharing the information!

  11. I love this idea! Right now I say the Rosary to my morning walk, but I would love an expanded workout incorporating the Rosary!

  12. Adrianne Wieber on

    Like my Dear ol’ Dad says “pray and exercise and consider your day done”. All else is icing on the cake. I have listened to him say this my whole life and am just now at age 35 beginning to see the wisdom in it. I would love to win this book.

  13. I had not thought of Mary’s Visitation as exercise, but now I will. Our whole life is a journey from one mystery to another, walking with Mary toward greater awareness of Jesus. Christmas was a journey to Bethlehem, followed by a walk to the temple in Jerusalem (Presentation of Jesus to Simeon and Anna) and then the journey from Nazareth to Jerusalem where Jesus was lost and found with the elders in the temple. One teen told me on meditating on that mystery…”Well, one thing’s for sure. His parents never understood Him!”
    Thanks for the great samples of the book. I hope I win. I sure will walk with Mary more. Peace and blessings, Carol

  14. The Rosary Workout sounds great for the busy moms out there who need the extra motivation spiritually and physically. May God bless you! This is an awesome idea for anyone trying to lose weight with Faith and guidance from our Beautiful Blessed Mother’s prayers. Very interested in knowing more about this book! Thank you for your generosity!

  15. OK…I couldn’t wait. I bought the book and I Love it. This is definately a spiritual workout program I can stick to.

  16. Hi! I’m a first time visitor but I’d love to be considered for this giveaway. I’m new to Catholicism and the Rosary and this sounds like a great way to motivate me to practice daily!

  17. I always pray the rosary when I walk. It moves my body, but doesn’t have an aerobic benefit. This would be interesting to try. Thanks for offering it.

  18. Exercise and the Rosary…two things that I should be doing more often. the describption of the workout sounds very interesting.

  19. I would love to learn more about this workout because I too have used the rosary in the past while walking on the treadmill. It can be quite meditative. I need more help to make exercise a regular part of my day.

  20. Loved your segment with Lisa on Catholic Moments the other day. This is something I would love to explore as a Mom of two trying to get back into spiritual an physical shape. Thank you for the consideration.

  21. Thank you for such great resources. We have recently moved, and we were unable to get our children into the local parish based religious ed program. I was excited to see resources that I can use on It gives me great peace to have something solidly Catholic to lead my children in their Fatih formation this year.

  22. What a great idea – I’ve been thinking about something like this for years but never gotten around to it. Thank you for getting a round to it! Maybe add a little Catholic aerobics with a few genuflection lunges!

  23. This looks great! I currently make rosaries as part of a group at my church and also pray it regularly. I have tried saying the rosary with the television on EWTN, but it is sometimes a bit slow and feels a stale. This looks like a good way to strengthen your body and spirit.

  24. Please enter me in the giveaway. I’m an avid exerciser and I’m hoping to learn more about the rosary too!



  25. Wow!! This book sounds like just the perfect way to begin a serious commitment to a physical, as well as a spiritual, workout,! And what a perfect time to do it — during the month of October, the Month of the Rosary! Blessings!

  26. THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments about The Rosary Workout! I also want to thank Lisa Hendey for the amazing work she does through

    I truly want to spread devotion to Our Lady’s favorite prayer and to encourage care of the body and soul through regular prayer and exercise. May God rain blessings upon you all!

    Peggy Bowes
    Author of The Rosary Workout

  27. I listen to the Rosary on my MP3 player while I walk but would love a copy of the Rosary Workout. What a great idea

  28. I love this idea. I workout almost every morning and hadn’t thought about how I could use that time as my devotional time. Instead, I have been trying to fit them both in. Thanks for the idea.

  29. I currently say several different versions of the scriptural rosary while walking on the treadmill. I am very interested in this book. Thanks

  30. Deanna Grantz on

    This concept has really inspired me to take action and begin doing the rosary. This podcast came at just the right time in my journey of motherhood. Peace and love!

  31. Deborah McDaniel on

    I would love this program..I have said the rosary as part of a walking program, but could use a more structured routine now that I have 2 small children. Thanks!!

  32. I pray the Rosary as I walk and am very interested in a structured rosary walking program. Please enter me in your contest. Thank you and God bless.

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