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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I have been looking forward to this fitness program since last year when I heard it was being created. It's finally going to be available to buy on June 23.

I know I know. Some of you are probably wondering what the heck happened to 21 Day Fix. I'm still doing it. I'm on my second round, and I'll write a review for it a little later.

PiYo is a workout that has been around for a while in gyms and fitness clubs. The creator, Chalene Johnson, has finally created a 60 day fitness program out of it. So basically she took concepts from Pilates and yoga, but instead of holding poses, you're constantly moving so to get cardio, strength training and flexibility work. The workouts can be high intensity, but they are low impact. For once I'm not going to be beating my body up while getting into shape.

The reason why I'm so excited for this program is the preservation factor it offers. How many of you wake up in the morning with aches and pains and you have to shuffle around your house until every warms up. How many of you are always feel like something is injured or aches. How many of you chalk it up to your age? Have you ever considered it might be because of your lack of flexibility? For example, I have lost a lot of flexibility in my hamstrings. Other parts of my body have to make up for the lack of mobility and strength which adds extra strain on those body parts. This is probably the reason why I feel discomfort in my lower back, why my hip flexors ache and feel fatigued after running and why my knees ache. Flexibility is one of the main pillars of fitness. Unfortunately, it's the one that is avoided the most. A flexible muscle has more mobility, is sturdier, has more potential to get stronger and faster.

I'm guilty of not working on my flexibility as much as I should. I love doing yoga, but I only have so much time to workout during the day, and I want to make those workouts count as much as I can. I save yoga for my rest days, and because it's my rest day....I usually don't do it. I really think these workouts are going to fill a void that I've been missing. The best part about the program is the results that I'll get will give me more potential to get better results with other workouts.

So there it is kids. This is why I'm excited to do PiYo, and I wanted to write about it just in case some of you are in the same boat as me and are looking for answers. OR Maybe you hate yoga, because you just can't stand still long enough to hold the poses. OR You're looking for a great workout, but you're tired of straining your joints with high impact moves. OR You're coming off of an injury, but you're usual workout is out of the question until you have recovered, but man you are jonsen for a killer workout. What ever the case may be. PiYo is my suggestion.

Here is a link to a site that gives more details about the workouts, and you can watch a video. www.PiYoTBB.com?referringRepID

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  • BROWNH14
    Counting down until it becomes available
    2416 days ago
  • MOEE45
    I am counting the days! So pumped!!
    2421 days ago
    Hmmm, interested! I'm on the first week of the 21-Day Fix and loving it! I am a huge Chalene fan, but hadn't really been excited about PiYo until reading your blog here today! Thanks! And can't wait for your update on how round 2 of 21-day fix is going! How much did you lose in round 1?
    2421 days ago
    Sounds interesting. I wake up hobbling around most mornings.
    2422 days ago
    PiYo is one of the hardest classes I've done. It is awesome!
    2422 days ago
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