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Lent: Core-rific

Betsy Hoyt

Patron Saint: 
St. Joseph
Physical Focus: 
Core/Obliques
Class Length: 
15 - 30 min
Spiritual Focus: 
Fruit of Lenten Fasting

Whether you prefer Gentle, Level 1, or Level 2 classes, the exercises and poses in Lent: Core-rific can be modified to meet—or challenge—your current fitness level. As with all Pietra Fitness classes, you will ease into the class by calming your mind and nervous system with deep breathing and thoughts of gratitude. Warm up your body with gentle stretches that will release tension and start to build internal heat for the workout. After a brief flow to standing, you will transition back down to the mat for slow bicycles, side crunches, V-sit, and other waist-cinching moves that will work your entire core. Wind down with a long inner thigh stretch that will get at the connective tissue and fascia deep in your muscles, and relax with a few other feel-good stretches. The Scriptures and meditations invite you to examine your attitudes toward things, events, other people, God, and yourself so you can be intentional about what you're fasting from during Lent.