Piyo is a strength, stretch and flexibility workout promising to deliver the same results as yoga, pilates and interval training combined. It is powerful, dynamic and will make you work at a high intensity to burn calories, torch body fat and shed unwanted pounds in as little as 60 days. It features all of the benefits that you get from Yoga and Pilates, including flexibility and core training, but with an added emphasis on cardio and strength training to really make you sweat. Another unique aspect about PiYo is that you will be doing plenty of strength training and muscle building throughout the 60 day series, but you will not be utilizing a using a single weight. The workouts are short so anyone can do them, regardless of a busy schedule or a house full of kids, and it is easy on the joints. No heavy weights or jumping involved so you do not have to worry about high-impact moves that will be hard on the knees.
In Chalene’s own words, yoga and Pilates influences are just a fraction of what a PiYo workout is. PiYo includes athletic stretching, core training, dynamic cardio exercise and strength training. It truly is a unique type of fitness program that will help transform bodies the way no other program has done before.
About Chalene Johnson
Chalene Johnson, the creator of PiYo, promises that the program will make every part of your body stronger, leaner and longer. Chalene is one of Beachbody’s most popular trainers with a lengthy list of credentials to back up her fitness career. She started dancing and practicing martial arts at the ripe age of three. Chalene became a fan of fitness soon after while watching her mother take Jazzercise classes. She saw how much fun women had taking them and loved that they incorporated dance into a fitness routine. Chalene continued training in martial arts, dance and aerobics and attended Michigan State University.