Thursday, 10 July 2014

I'm LOVING PiYo So Far!

Beachbody & Chalene Johnson's PiYo workout pilates yoga and cardio

I started Beachbody's newest workout program, PiYo, on Monday, June 23rd! 

PiYo is a complete DVD workout program created by Chalene Johnson (Turbo Jam, TurboFire, ChaLEAN Extreme) that uses your body weight to do low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga! This builds long, lean muscles, a high, firm booty (hehe), and tight, flat, sexy abs. Every single muscle is used to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen every inch of your body. The speed and fun is cranked up to a cardio pace so it burns a crazy amount of calories!

Today marks day 18 of 56 and I'm so happy with the changes I'm seeing in my body!  I've been working for six years--SIX YEARS--to get my abs to show through my remaining belly fat and FINALLY they're so close I can taste it.  I have no doubt that by the end of the 56 days I'll be super happy with what I'm seeing.

My chest and, arms, quads and shoulders are getting much more defined...I find these workouts are making my body shape more properly proportioned. I can see the changes as they happen in the mirror which is motivating!

My current Test Group of challengers doing PiYo with me love the short length of the videos and they also see positive changes already in the first week!  I can't wait to share some of their results--I'm excited for their excitement. If that makes sense. :P lol

So far these are the workouts I've come across in the calendar schedule:
  • Align: The Fundamentals (40 min.): This workout breaks down the most important and effective moves in the program to help you perfect your form and get the best results possible.
  • Define: Lower Body (25 min.): Get your sleekest and leanest legs ever as you lengthen and strengthen your entire lower body—from your glutes and hamstrings to your calves.
  • Define: Upper Body (20 min.): Use this incredibly effective workout to start chiseling away at your upper body to help shape your arms, carve out your triceps, and define sexy shoulders.
  • Sweat (35 min.): A traditional PiYo workout that incorporates effective dynamic conditioning, fast-paced cardio yoga-flows, and bodyweight resistance strength training to help sculpt your entire body.
  • Core (30 min.): This ab-centric workout hits your powerhouse from every angle to build a strong core, flat, sculpted abs and obliques, as well as a strong and sexy back.
  • Buns (25 min.): Focused on the glutes, this workout is designed to lift, redefine, and tighten the entire backside of your body for the perfect tight and round butt.
Of those 6, I'd have to say that Sweat and Core are probably my favourites so far!  Although I love all of them, I just love how challenging those two are. :)

These remaining 3 workouts will show up in the schedule later...haven't encountered them yet:
  • Strength Intervals (25 min.): Twenty-five minutes is all you need of this non-stop body-carving, calorie-incinerating workout that uses no weights, no equipment, and gives you no bulk!
  • Drench (45 min.): This endurance workout maximizes fat burning while it works every muscle in your body. It will not only leave you drenched—it will kick-start your metabolism as you scorch away the fat.
  • Sculpt (30 min.): This workout uses varying tempos to keep your muscles under tension for different periods of time. This generates muscular endurance and metabolic changes that will totally transform your figure.
And there's a bonus workout for buying PiYo through a Team Beachbody coach like me called "Hardcore on the Floor". :D

If PiYo sounds interesting to you, feel free to check out this post I did previously about the options to join in my next challenge group!  I'd love to help you. :)


Stay Tuned: I'll continue to post about how PiYo is going for me!

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