WHAT IS PIYO?
PiYo is a low-impact, high-intensity body-transformation program that uses the most effective Pilates- and yoga-inspired moves to sculpt long, lean muscles and burn fat. Trainer Chalene Johnson uses fluid movements, keeping you in constant motion to give you a dynamic cardio workout that typical Pilates or yoga workouts lack. It's low-impact so you won't have to jump around or strain your joints and also high-intensity so you get the fat-burning results of a more extreme program. PIYO is designed to help you get an intensely defined, long and lean physique.
WHAT MAKES PIYO UNIQUE?
You get the benefits of Pilates, yoga, and cardio—all in one! PIYO is an authentic, effective body-transformation program that combines Pilates- and yoga-inspired moves, all set to a faster pace, so you get your strength, flexibility, and cardio all in each workout. PiYo delivers the long, lean muscles and flat, toned abs of Pilates, a firm butt and strong arms like you'd get from yoga, and the weight-loss benefits of fat-burning cardio. The workouts range from 25–45 minutes each! It requires no weights and no jumps - you won't have to do the kind of high-impact moves that can cause joint strain which makes it ideal for any age, body type, or fitness level. If you're a beginner, you can follow the modifications workouts demonstrated in each video.
WHO IS IT FOR?
I would recommend PIYO to people who:
• Want to lose weight and burn fat without the high-impact jumps or complex choreography found in some cardio programs.
• Want to build lean muscle but don't want to lift heavy weights or bulk up.
• Want to get the results without straining their joints.
• Like the benefits of Pilates and yoga, but also want the calorie burn of a cardio workout.
• Don't have time to go separate cardio, strength, and yoga workouts.
• Want a workout that doesn't require a lot of equipment.
• Want to give their body a break from extreme programs but keep getting results and improve their performance in other sports by restoring their flexibility and core strength.
WHAT ARE THE WORKOUTS LIKE?
- ALIGN, THE FUNDAMENTALS: 40 mins. 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 mins. 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 mins. 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 mins. 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 mins. 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.
- DRENCH: 45 mins. 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 mins. 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.
- STRENGTH INTERVALS: 25 mins. Nonstop body-carving, calorie-incinerating workout that uses no weights, no equipment, and gives you no bulk!
- BUNS: 30 mins. 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.
- HARD CORE ON THE FLOOR: 30 mins. Chalene developed this targeted 30-minute workout to specifically tighten and strengthen every muscle throughout your core!
WHO IS THE PIYO TRAINER?
Chalene Johnson is a high-energy celebrity fitness trainer and New York Times best-selling author that has revolutionized the fitness industry by turning her lifelong love of health and fitness into exciting, challenging workouts that burn calories and fat. Her efficient, results-driven workouts and ability to inspire people to reach their fitness goals has made her programs some of the most popular at-home workouts in the industry (including TurboFire®, Turbo Jam®, and ChaLEAN Extreme®). Her live fitness classes—Turbo Kick® and PiYo—are featured in thousands of gyms all around the world. In addition to being a hands-on mother of two, Chalene is a highly sought-after motivational speaker on subjects ranging from creating confidence to building a business on social media. She originally created the PiYo class because she loved the benefits of yoga and Pilates but got bored with the sitting still in yoga and the repetitive motion in Pilates. Plus, she wanted to move and burn crazy calories!