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PiYo Live Formatting

So you’re thinking of trying out a PiYo Live class at your local gym?
Putting yourself into a situation where you’re outside of your comfort zone can be scary, but it can also be AWESOME! And can help lead to amazing results that you never would have imagined possible.

I always tell my classes that the space outside of your comfort zone is where great things happen, where changes happen!

Sometimes feeling a little more prepared for those situations can help, though.
So here is a basic format of a PiYo Live class.

Every class is based on choreography that we’re given, as instructors, and the music and choreography should be pretty much the same no matter where you are. That’s the beauty of a class like PiYo, whether you go to a class in LA, Florida, or NYC, the basic format should be the same and you should be able to follow along regardless of where you’re used to taking PiYo.
Every instructor naturally puts their own spin and personality on their class, might do more or less reps of something, depending on their familiarity and their class’s familiarity with the lesson (each different PiYo class is called a “lesson” and we are currently on Lesson 40!).

The class starts with a
WARM UP-The warmup always stays the same, for the most part.
HEAT BUILDING-This section gets you ready for what’s about to come and is filled with sun salutations, different variations of sun salutations, and lunges.LOWER BODY-Squats and lunges, mostly, and different variations of both! Time to get that booty to the ground ๐Ÿ˜‰
FULL BODY FUSION-Starts with “PiYo Pushups” and then moves through 3/4 different exercises that flow together. If you go to my class, we like to say “BAM” when getting up from our pushups ๐Ÿ™‚ SO FUN!!! One of my favorite parts of class!!!
POWER-Bring on the cardio! Burpees, knee pulls, power squats, plyometric options abound in this section, IF you want to take it to a higher level. All classes should show you lower impact options of these moves throughout!
FLOW-Slows things down a bit to really hold those yoga-based poses. We do speed it up a bit, but you get a great stretch (while strengthening) during this section!
CORE & MORE-Just as it says, LOTS of CORE-Crushing moves!!!
STRETCH & STRENGTH-Stretches with different strength-challenging moves throughout. Just when you thought you were safe with stretching, we make you do pushups, squats, etc. MWAhahaha ๐Ÿ˜‰
COOLDOWN-You’re safe! Push the limit with the stretches to really get the most out of them when your body’s nice and warm and you can really increase your flexibility and prevent injury.

And that’s about it-When my class is lucky, we throw in extra of a certain section, though ๐Ÿ™‚


Upper Body Review

Hey guys!

I posted a short youtube video of my review of the Define: Upper Body workout!

It’s only about 20 minutes and gives you an awesome burn!!!
Lots of tricep pushups, ab work, BEAST! (Don’t know what that means-Watch the vid ๐Ÿ˜‰

Define: Upper Body

Order PiYo!!!

Wow-Not a good start for me. :(

LET'S TALK PiYoยฎSo…You know how sometimes you get SO pumped up to start a new routine, and then it gets here and you let it fall to the side like you never cared about it in the first place?

Well shoot, I let life get in the way of my workout (All of these workouts are less than 1 hour…Meaning they’re less than 4% of your entire day). ย There should be no excuses for that!
I could go into how I’ve been busy with teaching classes and work and I took an entire day long PiYo cert one of the days, but I’m not going to ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m going to admit that I lost momentum on DAY THREE!!! And I’ve got it back together now!
Start the calendar over with Yesterday being Day Two; Define-Lower Body (I’ll review that hotness lata), and today will be Day Three Define-Upper Body (which I’ll also review lata!). One suggestion: Actually display the calendar so you SEE it daily and it reminds you of what you need to work towards!

Have you ever had a setback that left you feeling less than accountable? Turn that attitude around and believe that you CAN finish and follow through!


The Fourth PiYo workout to find out more about is called SWEAT!

This is a 35 minute workout designed to make you do what? You guessed it! To make you sweat!
“But I thought there wasn’t any jumping or high impact exercises in PiYo?!”ย you may ask yourself.
You’re right! You can sweat without all that stuff!
The fast paced yoga makes your heart rate increase and leaves you with a dynamic conditioning and body weight resistance workout for your entire body!

I’m very much looking forward to this workout, as the “Power” sections in PiYo live are my favorite…They give you that burst of cardio without high impact…I’m anticipating something similar for this DVD, but who knows…Chalene might surprise me with something even better!
I’ll let you know when I review the workout for the first time ๐Ÿ™‚ (Counting down daily…PiYo program should arrive within the next few days!!!!)