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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 πŸ˜‰
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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜‰
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 πŸ™‚

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FroYo-Go to 21 Day Fix Snack

This snack helped me survive and thrive on the 21 Day Fix!
If you eat dairy/nut butter, you’ve gotta try this out! Or I’m sure it would be easy enough to sub coconut milk yogurt/nut butter alternative πŸ™‚

Super easy snack-On or off of the 21 day fix!
froyo
Ingredients:
1 Red container of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt (Red is a Protein)
2 teaspoons nut butter
1 Purple container of frozen blueberries (Purple is Fruits)

Mix the ingredients together (I find that using frozen blueberries, or whatever fruit you’d like) helps give a nice frozen consistency a lot faster than using berries from the fridge, and put in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes. ENJOY!!!

Being on track

So…I just got home from getting married! Woooo!!!
And it made me think of this blog and the horrible job I’ve done of updating it.

To update a little on where my life is-Rather than doing a lot of at home PiYo, I’ve actually made quite a bit of progress by teaching more PiYo Live classes at the gym.
If you’ve never taken a PiYo Live class, you’ve gotta check out what gyms around you offer it and get out there. It takes, in my opinion, the best parts of the at home PiYo program and puts it into one crazy hour.

But regardless, both workouts have become my favorite workout because they incorporate so many different aspects of fitness into one workout. You get strength, stretch, some cardio, and it does it in a way that is good for ANY fitness level.Β  Advanced athletes can make it more challenging, adding in plyometrics and getting reallllly low in your squats and lunges. While those newer to working out can still get a lot out of it and findΒ  modifications that work for them.

So now I’m trying to get back on track with blogging about health & fitness tips, ideas, workouts, etc.Β  We’ll see where this blog goes from here!

Would you take a PiYo Live class? And if not, what’s holding you back?! πŸ™‚

PiYo Core Review Video

FINALLY made my video review of the PiYo CORE workout!

Check it out πŸ™‚
And always feel free to comment or email me at angelina4901@hotmail.com for more info on this amazing program!

PiYo CORE

PiYo CORE Review

For someone who LOVES pilates, this was a great, non-traditional type of Core routine!
Chalene throws some standing abs at you, lots of plank, some more traditional supine ab work on the mat, and it burns!!!
This is the kind of workout that when done regularly, theres no way you cant get those abs super defined and toned!

My favorite exercise from this workout?
The PiYo Pike!

I’ll try to update with a youtube vid later today to show what that pike’s all about, too! πŸ™‚

PiYo Eating Plan Snack

Super tasty snack thats high in protein and satisfies while following the PiYo Eating Plan!
This recipe gives you:
2 Lean Proteins
1 Fresh Fruit

Ingredients:
1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
1 scoop protein powder (Shakeology is what I usually use)
Splash unsweetened almond milk, or your choice of liquid
3/4 cup frozen blueberries

Directions:
Combine the first two ingredients, adding liquid (almond milk) to create desired consistency.
Mix in the blueberries.
Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, depending on comsistency you prefer.
Enjoy!

Heres a vid I made about it:

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 πŸ˜‰

Define: Upper Body

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