PiYo is an excellent choice for exercise, especially if you’re going to get lean and muscular without bulking up. I like to do a quick refresher of the program as well as a few PiYo reviews from other people that are finding success with the program.
Yoga is a multi-faceted and very complex belief system that has several levels one must achieve for full understanding. However, there are five basic principles we can apply to our health: proper exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet, and meditation.
Pilates focuses on strengthening the core, which is the location of your center of balance. There are six principles of Pilates: concentration, flow, breath, centering, control, and precision.
It’s easy to see that, when combined, the two disciplines dovetail to form a holistic workout. The most obvious is that if you strengthen your core through Pilates, your balance will improve significantly in even the most difficult of yoga poses.
Conversely, the flexibility that repeated yoga moves provide can also enhance the muscle sharpening or “chiseling” techniques of Pilates.
Yeah, I know, some of the exercises are anything but soothing, and it may be difficult to associate a cardio routine with relaxation. However, if you look at the whole program, you’ll see what I mean. The focus on flowing through the movements and concentrating on perfecting technique provides the perfect brain break even as your body is working hard.
Not only will your mind and body be more harmonious, but you’ll find that the stronger core provided by PiYo will increase your ability to perform other exercises, including more challenging workouts that you weren’t able to complete before trying PiYo.
Best of all, if you follow the nutrition plan that comes with the PiYo program, you will lose weight. Here are some PiYo Reviews from people who completed the program. For some, once is enough, but you can always start at the beginning and repeat the program.
Don’t forget: Chalene’s PiYo program requires no extra equipment and is available on Beachbody on Demand, meaning that you can even continue your workouts while on vacation or traveling for work. It is an excellent method of getting in shape.
PiYo Reviews – A Quick Refresher
My name is Melissa McAllister. I just turned 44! I have a son and daughter and my husband and I are new empty nesters! My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 28 years and married for 23 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don’t get me wrong though…I was a Doritos and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 19 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 17 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 11 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! 😉 Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!