I can’t believe it’s been almost three years to the week that I discovered my soulmate workout. At the time, I didn’t know it would become my soulmate form of movement. All I knew was that I needed something to ease me back into fitness after my second baby was born. I loved running, but I wanted to get my core strength (and my abs) back AND have something to compliment all that cardio.
I heard PiYo being described as low-impact (so perfect for my postpartum body—I wasn’t ready to jump around), but high intensity (meaning I would still burn a ton of calories). It is advertised as building strength using only your body weight (and at the time I HATED lifting weights), PLUS working on better balance and increased flexibility. All of those things are key components of fitness that a lot of people often neglect (myself included). Plus, as a runner, I knew that if I worked on my flexibility it would help me run faster and avoid injury.
So I gave it a try and was instantly hooked on the upbeat music, the constant challenge of new poses and strength moves, and how quickly I went from not being able to do a single tricep pushup on my knees to being able to do them on my toes (hello muscles!)!
I was so impressed at what the short workout (less than 35 minutes a day) could accomplish and how GOOD it made me feel that at four months postpartum I signed up to become a certified PiYo Live fitness class instructor. I wanted to show others how good this form of movement could make THEM feel. And I have been blown away by watching my class participants realize their own strength over time AND hearing how adding PiYo has improved their quality of life. You see, my class participants range in age from their 20’s to almost their 70’s and they ALL have benefited!
I would love to send you more info about PiYo OR if you are local to me, I instruct the group fitness class format twice a week! Please come join us!