This energetic class is packed full of fast moving, strong poses to work on your strength and endurance. Enjoy the fun, faster-paced tunes as you work on variations of Lunges, planks, push ups, core work, and more. You will sweat, but leave the class feeling invigorated and ready for whatever happens next. It will be nice towards the end of class to meditate on Sleep and Trust and how God pours out His graces needed for each day as we sleep.
Have you always wanted to conquer a backbend? If your answer is yes, then this is the class for you. If your answer is no, you may want to rethink. Backbends have many benefits that will improve your physical as well as your emotional wellbeing. Backbends cause a deep stretching across the front side of the body and a strengthening of the muscles on the back side. They are also a great remedy for those who sit for long periods of time or slouched over a desk. Annie will take you through a warmup that will prepare your body for a full backbend. Feel free to only do what you are able and continue to practice this class until you crush the backbend! The meditation will have you focusing on the importance of being grateful at all times.
It’s not easy to find rest in this busy time of year, but it is so needed. Take some time to unwind and rest in the Lord in this 35 minute Gentle class. Jill will take you through a series of exercises that are meant to stretch and release tension in those hard to reach places. The meditation will have you focusing on God’s Love. What a perfect combination!
If you have never taken a foam rolling class, now is the time to give it a go! You will be glad you did! Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release; a form of self-message that releases muscular tension, loosens up the connective tissue, and may help reduce pain. Join Jill as she rolls away the tension in the lower body. The meditation and scripture will have you thinking about Simplicity in the Advent Season.
There are many benefits to foam rolling including relieving muscle pain (even though it can be intense while rolling!) and easing tension. It may even help with inflammation. While most of us need it on a regular basis, the hustle and bustle of the season makes this a great class for this time of year. Once you roll and stretch the upper back, hips, and glutes, the prayers and meditation will have you contemplating silence during the Advent Season.
Releasing tension in the upper back, hips, and glutes
This 12-minute class uses light and medium weights for your arms and shoulders (suggested: 5 - 10 lbs). You can start with no weights and work up, or even incorporate heavier weights if you have been doing resistance training for a while. Betsy stretches with you at the end, but try adding a Pietra Fitness class in to recover well. Once you feel comfortable with this class, try adding heavier weights.
This 11-minute class uses light and medium weights for your arms and shoulders (suggested: 5 - 8 lbs). You can start with no weights and work up, or even incorporate heavier weights if you have been doing resistance training for a while. Betsy stretches with you at the end, but try adding a Pietra Fitness class in to recover well. Once you feel comfortable with this class, try the advanced class.
This 10-minute class uses light weights for your arms and shoulders (suggestions: 0 - 5 lbs). You can start with no weights and work up, or even incorporate heavier weights if you have been doing resistance training for a while. Betsy stretches with you at the end, but try adding a Pietra Fitness class in to recover well. Once you feel comfortable with this class, try the intermediate class.
In this 5 minute video, Jhoe will take you through the 8 layers used in Cardio Kickboxing #1. Learn the layers before trying it in the fast-paced workout. Looking for a low impact option? As a BONUS, Jhoe takes you through a low impact option you can learn before doing the class.
(Please check out the Cardio Kickboxing #1 INSTRUCTIONAL video before doing this class.) Punch up your fitness with Cardio Kickboxing #1! Join Jhoe for this explosive class for an intense cardio workout. She will take you through a series of 8 fast-paced combos 8 times (Plus 1 bonus round) with 30 seconds in between. She does a low impact for the first round then ramps it up for the other 8. Do as many rounds or as few rounds as you need. Bring a water and a towel!!
It is crucial to stretch after a workout to prevent muscle soreness and injury and should be an essential part of your well-balanced workout routine. So, whether you have just finished your workout or you are feeling particularly tight, take off your shoes, roll out your mat, and get ready to feel amazing. You may want to have an optional block and blanket/pillow ready. The meditation will have you thinking about how we can change the world by being bearers of gratitude.
This class will move your whole body through a series of exercises that will have you standing, sitting, lying on your stomach, and lying on your back, all while moving gently, intentionally, and calmly. This allows you to work out while still being able to focus on the meditation on love. You will leave feeling relaxed and totally loved by God!
Love: What is it?
Fr. Ben O’Cinnsealaigh, Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish, Cincinnati, OH, for the week of October 31, 2021. Used with permission.
Develop and tighten the entire lower body and core with this 40 minute Lower Body Blast. While it is a balanced class and will hit all major muscle groups, this workout focuses on the core, glutes, hips, and legs. The meditation is on self-reliance and how we should be relying on God.
Strengthen the core and restore proper posture and body mechanics. The core is the body's powerhouse and encompasses the area from the shoulders through the quadriceps in the upper legs. By strengthening the muscles of the inner and outer core (the whole core), we help the body avoid back injury and improve posture and standing strength. Plank for Posture focuses on the Plank position as an economical exercise to improve core strength and stability. The meditation will having you contemplating gratitude at all times.
Besides a mat, you will need an open wall for this class. Annie will lead you through exercises that will prepare you to work on a handstand against the wall. You do not need to do the handstand to benefit from the class, but it is nice to work on it. The meditation will have you focusing on inviting Jesus to protect your home.
Protection of Home
Annie Tinker, Foundation 3 Pro Certified Pietra Fitness Instructor