I recently just completed PIYO, which is a 60 day home fitness program from Beachbody that focuses on functional flexibility, cardio and strength training. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about doing this program, being that I had just finished a very intense 90 day program with P90X3, which included tons of weights, pushups, and pull ups.
PIYO gets its name from Pilates and Yoga, two genres of fitness that I am not very well versed in, mainly because I love doing things that are high intensity and impact. So I will be 100% honest to say that I wasn’t sure that I would enjoy this program or that I would notice any real results. But, what I loved about this program, was that it wasn’t SLOW or boring. I could feel my body changing by simply using my body to create the change (without weights or jumping around like a crazy woman.)
Check out the results:
I didn’t notice significant weight loss, as I am pretty much at my goal weight, but I did notice that my legs had more definition, my gluteus lifted and got more round (this is totally a good thing), my core was stronger, and my arms/shoulder/back were more defined. What I didn’t realize, was how much stress I had been putting on my body and how PIYO really did help me to restore my body. I noticed less aches and pains getting out of bed in the morning, more flexibility, and my body seemed more toned and sculpted.Overall, I felt that my body was stronger, more flexible healthier, and sexier.
This is the perfect program if you:
- want to take a break from the more intense workouts, like CrossFit and other HIIT regimens.
- Are a runner looking to help improve your stride
- want to restore and heal your body, while not skipping out on workouts
- don’t like to use weights, but still want results
- want to protect your joints
- just want something different, new, and fun!
If you would like to try out PIYO, you can try it out in my monthly Coaching Groups.