Cardio #3: Banded Glutes & Hips

Betsy Hoyt

Patron Saint: 
Sts Cornelius and Cyprian
Physical Focus: 
Glutes & Hips
Class Length: 
15 - 30 min
Spiritual Focus: 

Are you looking for a quick, heart-raising workout that focuses on your hips and glutes? Cardio #3: Banded Glutes and Hips may be just what you are looking for. You’ll warm up by marching in place along with glute kicks in a wide stance. In the workout, it is 45 seconds on/45 seconds off moving through squats, bridges, donkey kicks, clamshells, and fire hydrants. Think you are done? Not quite! You will repeat that circuit before cooling down and lowering the heart rate with quad stretches, wide-leg cherry pickers, and a hamstring stretch. Intensify the workout by using a resistance band. It's not your traditional Pietra Fitness class, but a great way to incorporate cardio into your well-rounded fitness regime.