Live! from Home: Upper Body

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30 Minute Hour Glass Icon46 min
Level Level 1
Pietra Fitness Instructor IconJill

Want a full body workout that pays special attention to the shoulders, arms, and upper back? Then Upper Body is the class for you. In this 46 min. workout, you will begin on your back with deep breathing and gratitude for all of God’s many blessings. You will continue the warm-up in a seated posture then move into a series of planks, push-ups, lunges, and flows. The flows take on a faster pace as you progress through the class incorporating upper body work in the different poses. Your shoulders are one of the most frequently used muscle groups in the upper body and you engage them whenever you use your arms to lift, push, pull, carry groceries, etc… You will appreciate strengthening all the muscles in your shoulders, arms and upper back as move more easily in your day. Before hitting the wind down, Jill works your balance and strength. The Scriptures and meditations focus on desiring God and holiness, filling you with the eagerness to want to desire God.

Physical Focus:

Shoulders, arms & upper back

Spriritual Focus:

Desiring Holiness


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

Patron Saint:

St. Josemaria Escriva


Heavenly Father, Soar, Trust in You, King of Angels, Springs of Living Water by SpiritFit Music (, Christus, Gradual for Good Friday, Adoremus, in Honor of the Blessed Sacrament by the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey (

Suggested Props:

Optional light weights