Saints throughout the centuries have spoken on the power of Our Lady’s intercession and the importance of praying the rosary.
Pregnancy might seem like the time to sit back and relax—you feel fatigued, your back aches, and putting shoes on alone feels like an Olympic sport.
As Christians, we are called to live an integrated life, a life in which our whole selves–body, mind, and spirit–glorify God.
Creating a Rule of Life for your family will allow you to live a life of peace and connection, even during the busiest seasons.
The Catholic Church has always revered Mary and recognized her importance in the lives of its people.
Now that the warm summertime weather has arrived, let me introduce you to your new best friend: the Smoothie.
On Independence Day, Americans commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence that signals the birth of our country.
Working out as a couple offers you and your partner a unique opportunity to meet your personal health and wellness goals.
Meal planning involves creating a weekly menu, or preparing ahead for each meal you plan to make.
The Catholic Church devotes each month of the year to a particular aspect of the faith and the Church dedicates May to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
We all know the feeling: 3 p.m. hits and the afternoon slump begins to take hold. You start looking for a snack that will get you to the end of your work day.
Whether you’re caring for a newborn, chasing after a toddler, or driving your preteen to extracurriculars, you probably feel like you don’t have enough time...
Part of the beauty of the Catholic Church comes from the richness and significance of our traditions, especially in the days leading up to Easter.
This season of Lent provides us with an opportunity to contemplate God’s mercy, most perfectly revealed and made present to us in Jesus Christ.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with PCOS, you’re not alone.
The importance of good skincare goes beyond your appearance.
February is the month for all matters of the heart–including its health.
Pietra Fitness has just released a Fitness Series specifically designed with athletes in mind. The Athlete series will transform your athletic performance...
At the end of each of our Pietra Fitness classes, you will have the opportunity to meditate on the spiritual reading with the accompaniment of sacred music...
The holiday blues are not uncommon but they don’t have to ruin your Christmas. Use the following tips to help manage them.
Between family get-togethers, drinks with friends, and the office holiday party, do you find your healthy eating habits falling apart each December?
Below you will find 7 healthy soup recipes that will warm you right up this Fall!
On November 2nd the Church celebrates the feast of All Souls and kicks off a month dedicated to remember and pray for the Holy Souls.
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting out on your fitness journey, you’ll need motivation to get up and get moving everyday.
Stand up straight! Don’t slouch! Have you ever had a parent or teacher correct your posture? When it comes to posture, bad habits are easy to form.
Whether you’re going back to school/work or taking care of littles who are, the back-to-school season can come with an increase of items on your to-do list...
This summer we launched our newly designed Pietra Fitness website to give you a faster, more user-friendly experience.
Some deodorants and antiperspirants contain ingredients that could cause harm to our bodies, especially when used over long periods of time...
In August, the Church honors the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This month, we remember in a special way the interior life of the Blessed Mother...
Whether you find yourself at the pool, the beach, or a cookout with friends this summer you’re going to need some snacks.
It’s summertime and livin’ isn’t always easy.Oppressive heat and humidity can make the simplest of tasks feel impossibly difficult while vacation and fun plans
Everyday movements like walking, running, jumping dancing, even lifting and throwing depend on a strong lower body.
In June, the Church remembers and celebrates the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
You want to get serious about creating a daily fitness routine, but maybe you’re just not a morning person.
With bathing suit season coming up, you might feel the pressure to shed a few pounds fast. Going on a diet might seem like an effective way to achieve the look
Working out in the mornings offer some incredible benefits, including feeling more energetic, more focused, and less stressed for the rest of the day. Check ou
We just celebrated the most important (and beautiful) mass of the entire year––the Easter Vigil.
Strength training, especially of the upper body, has a place in every well-rounded fitness routine. Not only does it help you achieve a desired physique but it
Walking is a low-impact form of exercise that is often overlooked yet offers many health benefits to people of all ages and fitness levels.
Here are 12 ideas for Lent that will fill your body, mind, and soul and help ready you for encountering the Resurrected Christ.
So, you’ve decided to commit to your fitness goals this new year. Congratulations! You’re at the start of a healthier, happier you.
Ah, the start of a new year-- bright and shiny with the promise and hope of good things to come. But is January 1st really any different from December 31st? Will this next year be the best yet?
Advent is the liturgical season of expectant waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas, but it is easy for the significance of Advent to be lost amidst the chaos surrounding the holidays. So how can we reclaim this holy season?
With all the hustle and bustle surrounding the holiday season, it’s easy to forget about your fitness goals until the new year rolls around. Don’t let your workouts become like the Ghost of Christmas Past. . .
It's difficult at times to find things to be thankful for, or to feel gratefulness rather than dissatisfaction. But Gratitude can not only positively affect our lives (and health) but also deepen our relationship with God and the people around us.
The Liturgical Calendar of the Catholic Church gives shape and meaning to the year, allowing us to order our days more toward God. But the liturgical feasts are just the beginning. . .
Water is essential for life. It makes up about 60% of the human person and plays a major role in making sure your body’s systems stay healthy and functioning.
When it comes to fitness, strengthening hips are probably not high on your agenda. And often enough, the hips aren’t a part of the body that we really think about until they start to bother us.
Have you ever struggled with motivation when it comes to your fitness journey? Thankfully, the Catholic Church offers us the greatest examples of courage: the saints.
Back pain can diminish your quality of life. Here is an intro to the structure of your back and 18 ways to protect it and keep it healthy, flexible, and strong.
Are you making progress in your spiritual life? Here are 12 practical yet powerful ways to . . .
How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. Here are 13 morning habits to ensure that you begin your day on . . .
Having a strong core is important to your overall health, but what does it mean to have a strong core? Read on for 20 exercises and workouts that . . .
It’s important to get a dose of sunshine every day, but too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays damages your skin . . .
Abandoning yourself into God’s loving arms is difficult, yet so fruitful—and it is only through prayer that you can gain the strength to do so.
Breaking bad habits isn’t easy. But by staying focused and incorporating some—or all—of these twelve tips, you can kick your bad habits once and for all!
Making sleep a priority and developing good sleep hygiene habits will not only give you more energy and focus, but it will . . .
Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, heading out for a picnic, or in need of a dish to pass, these nine easy and delicious dishes . . .
These eight tips and six workouts will help reduce your risk of injury, increase your range of motion, and . . .
Contrary to what people may believe, Ordinary Time is far from vanilla or insignificant. Here’s everything you need to know...
Sleep loss adds up and affects more than your ability to function. Here are ten life-changing reasons to get more sleep . . .
Next time you’re tempted to hit snooze or skip out on exercise or you're just dreading your workout, look to these tips to get motivated.
The Church dedicates the month of May to honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. Here are six ways you can celebrate her at home.
Do you have (or have you ever experienced) pain in your knees? If so, you’re not alone. Knee pain is a common complaint from people of all ages.
Eggs are one of the healthiest and most versatile foods you can eat for breakfast.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Does life sometimes seem as if it is spinning out of control?