Live from Home: Expeditiously Invigorating

Betsy Hoyt

Patron Saint: 
St. Blaise
Physical Focus: 
Extended Leg Reach
Class Length: 
15 - 30 min
Spiritual Focus: 
Growing in Strength from our Trials

Are you looking for a short and effective workout you can squeeze into your busy schedule? This level 1 class has all the components of the regular Pietra Fitness classes that you love, all in 21 minutes! You will begin in standing posture for deep breathing and gratefulness before entering some Pietra Fitness flows to get the blood moving and gently wake up all the major muscle groups of the body. The workout portion of class includes pike pose, lunge II, reverse lunge II, high lunge, and extended-leg reach. Did you know that in extended-leg reach pose you strengthen your spine, legs, ankles, and quads while you stretch your hamstrings and shoulders? Not to mention strengthening your balance! After a quad stretch, you will enter an inner-thigh stretch for your long-hold position and listen to the meditation about growing in strength from your trials. You may notice that the bodily prayer verse, “I love you, Lord, my strength” is the secret to living the Scripture for today’s class (James 1:2-4). We can persevere joyfully in trials because He is our strength!