So what is all this new PIYO talk?!?!
PiYo is Chalene Johnson’s latest masterpiece! Wondering if this program is right for you? YES, YES, YES!!!! It is a high intensity, low impact home workout program that guarantees great results without all the jumping around, weights, and strain on your joints! And all moves can be modified to fit any fitness level! You use your own body weight to sculpt your body inspired by Pilates and yoga moves.
How long are the PiYO workouts?
The lengths vary from 20-60 minutes each and include:
What type of results can you expect with PiYO?
The PiYO program is going to give you long, lean, muscles…a high, firm booty…and tight, flat, sexy abs. What’s not to love about that combination?!?! It works every single muscle to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen your body from top to bottom. And since Chalene Johnson cranked up the speed and the fun, crazy calories will be burned too!
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of this when it was released last week and I couldn’t wait to get started.
This workout program is so different from the previous ones I’ve been doing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen awesome results with both T25 and the 21-day fix but it was time for something different. And I am loving the low impact aspect of this program. Here’s a recap of week 1:
Day 1: The fundamentals
This workout takes you through all the basic moves and really focuses on the proper alignment which will maximize your results. I do yoga periodically and thought I knew what I was doing but this was a huge eye opener and very valuable!
Day 2: Define Lower Body
Take all those moves you learned on day 1 and put them to use! The workout was only 20 minutes but I felt the results of every second of those 20 minutes the next morning – holy cow!
Week 1 Day 1
Day 3: Define Upper Body
Ok – so I realize this pic says lower body, but I swear it was the Upper Body workout! Holy moly – tricep push ups are not easy!!!! This is going to take some getting used to!! But, I’m up for the change and challenge!
Week 1 Day 3
Day 4: SWEAT
I woke up to some sore arms which was awesome!!! And let’s be honest…the people naming this workout know what they’re doing. You will sweat in this workout.
DISCLAIMER – the headstand has absolutely NOTHING to do with this workout. Other than the fact that I was feeling adventurous and the yoga mat was right there so I figured why not!
PIYO Week 1 Day 4
Day 5: Rest day
This is something I’m struggling with because I LOVE working out, but I’m trying to follow the plan and today was rest day – so I did just that!
Day 6: SUPER SATURDAY group PiYO workout
My PiYO workout was enjoyed with about 400 fellow beachbody coaches at our quarterly Super Saturday event. Perhaps it was the pre-PiYO insantity workout I did but I was covered in sweat and exhausted by the time this was over.
PIYO Week 1 Day 6 – Super Saturday
Day 7: Define: Upper Body
After one week of PiYO I decided it was time to capture my flexibility. I wish I would have done this on Day 1 but better late than never right?!?! I am pretty much at my goal weight so I’m not looking to lose much weight during these 60 days but I am hoping to gain some strength and flexibility. Here’s to seeing where we are in the next few months!!
Week 1 Day 7
Do you think this is something that you would be interested in?