Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Workout Wednesday: What I learned at PiYo Training!

Hi Friends!
I hope you're having an awesome week! Once again, my intent to write a Monday post has been foiled, but hurray for workout Wednesdays! As many of you know, I went to an instructor certification workshop last weekend. The certification is for the PiYo Live format that is the same brand as the new PiYo workout that's going to be released later this month! I can't wait!!!! I'm so stinking excited...LOL...I taught this format awhile back and loved it then, but  now I love this format even more because it's more teachable, and there's more flexibility with teaching styles and how to teach a class. This is a great format for someone who's board with what their doing or desperately needs to cross train...or wants to strength train, but is a little intimidated by other forms of resistance training. (Only you and your doctor know what is best before you begin a fitness program, so check first!)
So, what exactly is PiYo? PiYo is a fuzion format of pilates, yoga, and fitness moves that are taught to the flow of upbeat music. Example: You might see a down-dog-to-plank-to-burpee-up in a sequence. Some moves are static/isometric, while others have more of a flow. I loved this workshop, and oh, I felt my abs and glutes the next day!
Here's an example of what a more advanced sequence of Piyo would look like:
Want to try PiYo moves before the home workout launches? I'm offering a sneekpeek group for those who want to try a simplified PiYo move each day, and make some new friends! To sign up, go to PiYo test group and ask to join the group! :) That's it!
The presenter, Amanda was so nice, and made all of us move out of our comfort zones, by having us focus on cuing...which is tougher than you think, those of you participants who snarkily say in your heads, "I could teach THAT class"'s tougher than you think...Just because someone doesn't teach your format...i.e., cycle, kettlebell, or zumba...doesn't mean that it's any less difficult...I loved how my muscles felt so much stronger 3 days later...after the DOMS wore off...of course, I did 3 hours worth of exercise...Have you tried PiYo? How do you like bodyweight training? I'd love to hear your thoughts! 



  1. Oh man PiYo sounds great! Would definitely love to try it! #wowlinkup

  2. This is the same concept as the lagree pilates. Lagree is designed so each movement is completed as slowly as possible, working muscles past the point of exhaustion. Congrats on your new certification and visiting from the #wowlinkup

  3. I totally agree- it is tougher than you think! Performing the moves, cueing, offering encouragement, providing feedback if needed, counting/timing….ahhhhhhh--- that's a lot to do! Congrats on the certification! You look great!

  4. I think body weight exercises are the way to go especially if you do not have a gym membership, nor the time to run all over time to get fit. I have heard of PiYo but I am still uncertain as to what exactly it is. #wowlinkup

  5. I haven't done Piyo in forever but I love it! #wowlinkup

  6. LOVE PiYo! looks like you're learning a lot - how fun! Visiting from #wowlinkup :)