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30 minute hour glass35 min
Gentle Difficulty IconLevel Gentle
Pietra Fitness Instructor IconJill

If you’re looking for a Gentle class that lightly stretches and strengthens your muscles and gets your heart pumping, In Motion is for you. After warming up with deep breathing and calming moves to loosen up your neck, shoulders, chest, sides, and back, you will flow right into a series of standing forward folds and lunges to work and stretch your legs. Knee bends and calf raises engage your inner thighs and calves and challenge your balance. Transition down to hands and knees for leg lifts, modified side plank, and low lunge to work your glutes and abs and stretch your hip flexors. After a few low chest lifts and a seated forward fold, relax into inner thigh stretch for the long hold, targeting the connective tissue and fascia. Wind down from this feel good workout with knee hugs, gentle twists, and other relaxing stretches that will leave you feeling serene and posed to take on the day. The Scriptures and meditations in this 35-minute class will help you focus on God’s incredible mercy and invite you to reflect on ways you can be a living reflection of God’s mercy to others.

Physical Focus:

Balanced

Spriritual Focus:

Mercy & Being Merciful

Meditation:

Excerpt from In Conversation with God, Francis Fernandez (Scepter Press)

Patron Saint:

St. Pope John Paul II

Music:

Music from Keys of Peace by Francesca LaRosa (www.francescalarosa.com), The Nobertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey (www.stmichaelsabbey.com)

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