Lent: Anthem

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30 minute hour glass35 min
Level Level 2
Pietra Fitness Instructor IconMichelle

If you compare this workout to a song, plank-hover-chest lift-plank-pushup-pike would be the refrain. (It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?) Even though this repeated flow engages all the muscles in your body, it will be a nice break from the unique twists and challenging sequences that make up the verses of this Level 2 class. You will begin Lent: Anthem lying on your back, focusing on your breath and all the blessings in your life. After working your core with the Pilates 100 and counterbalancing that strengthener with a few quick stretches, you will immediately get your heart pumping by rolling up to your feet, jumping back to plank, and flowing into that first refrain. Get ready for lunges (with twists), pike pose (with a twist), arabesque, and other tricky moves that will challenge your balance and work your entire body. The Scriptures and meditations invite you to contemplate the purpose of penance and to reflect on what you are offering up this Lent.

Physical Focus:

Balanced with an emphasis on twists

Spriritual Focus:

Lenten Penance

Meditation:

Based on In Conversation with God, Francis Fernandez (Scepter Press)

Patron Saint:

St. Joseph

Music:

Open Eyes, Strength is Yours by Stanton LanierDum Fabricator, The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey (stmichaelsabbey.com)