Piyo

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I wanted to blog about my journey with the latest Beachbody program I will be completing. Due to an injury to my shoulder about a month and a half ago, I haven’t been able to consistently work out. Needless to say this has been driving me nuts!! On and off I tried to do different workouts, mostly high impact because I am a cardio, weightlifting junkie but I was in pain while doing them.

Piyo is a 60 day low impact, mix of Pilates and Yoga program that I have been wanting to try for a while now, but always put it off as I was craving the cardio. So, now it’s time. I am at the point in my journey, where I dont necessarily want to lose any more weight. It is more about maintenance and toning up. I think Piyo will be perfect for this.

I do love Yoga, and have done the 3 Week Yoga Retreat the Beachbody offers on Demand and LOVED it.. Β I am not a lover of Pilates, but I know I will love Piyo. I have done a few of the workouts and you wouldn’t think a low impact would make you sweat as much as it does !

The breakdown of the workouts are as follows:

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 mins) – Get your sleekest and leanest legs ever a you lengthen and strengthen your entire lower body from your gluten and hamstrings to your calves.

Define: Upper Body(35 mins) – Use this incredibly effective workout to start chiseling away Β at your upper body to shape your arms, carve out your triceps and sculpt 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. You’ll build a strong core, fly, sculpted abs and obliques and a strong, sexy back.

Buns:(25 mins) – Focused on the gluten, this workout is designed lift, redefine, and tighten the entire backside of your body for the perfect tight and round butt.

Strength intervals:(25 mins) – Twenty five minutes is all you need of this non stop body carving, calorie incinerating workout that uses no weights, Β no equipment and gives you no bulk!

Drench:(45 mins): The 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 period of times. This generates muscular endurance and metabolic changes that will totally transform your figure.