Piyo Review – Comprehensive and Unbiased

Last year we hit a record number of e-mails from people asking us to review a workout. But writing this Piyo review had to wait. I was completely preoccupied with filming our own fitness program, and my friend was coding for the platform day in and day out. My wife (fiancée at the time) was included into the production of Fitness Updated as well, so experimenting with Piyo had to wait.

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Luckily though, we reached out to Sandra (who has written another popular review for us in the past), and she agreed to take the challenge. What follows is her 60 day experience with the Piyo workout, described through the most comprehensive Piyo review on the net.

Go on Sandra, I’m leaving this to you…

The last time these guys e-mailed me, I had to sweat for 2 months in a row. The workout in question was Insanity Max 30, and I was up for the challenge of a lifetime. This time around though, herculean effort wasn’t required.

Completing Piyo – they said – was going to be easy.

Having a love-hate relationship with workouts in the past, I was 16 pounds above my usual weight. And though Insanity Max 30 made me look like a bikini model two years back, I made the calculus and decided not to bother with intense programs again. It makes my heart racing just thinking about it. Yikes!

Priorities in life do change, and I’ve decided to approach fitness in a more convenient way.

Piyo seemed doable, and I actually enjoy playing the judge. 60 days to complete the program, and a lengthy review on its way. I took the challenge, and here we are now.

What is Piyo?

I’ve been told to respect a certain structure for this review, so let’s start answering this first.

The Piyo workout is simply described as a 60 day workout program, created by Chalene Johnson from Beachbody, specified as a low-impact routine that doesn’t require weights or any additional equipment. Marketed as a one-size-fits-all type of program, it is said to work for every age and fitness level.

So let’s add some context.

Chalene created this program few years back, and it was part of her routine as a group fitness instructor. According to her, feedback was quite encouraging, so they decided to create a DVD program.

The goal of this program, it seems to me, is to provide an alternative to strenuous workout products. Or to say it in other words- something that can easily fit into the schedule of the average Joe and Jane without them having to sign a military boot camp contract.

Piyo therefore, abandons the all too familiar concept of training. Instead of the garden variety of push-ups, jumping jacks and crunches, it offers something completely different. It combines Pilates, with yoga and fluid movements.

This sounds rather vague, so let me describe each specific video from the program.

Review of the individual workouts

Whereas other programs are a different variation of the same old, Piyo’s workouts point to a far more sophisticated method of training. Think sniper rifle instead of a shotgun.

Laser targeted moves that serve a specific purpose each.

I saw stretching and instantly draw all the wrong conclusions. To me, popular lore held true that if you want to sculpt your body, you’ll need a set of push-ups, jumps and resistance moves. But now I see how such thinking was amateur at best and outward naïve at worst.

The sequences in Piyo are actually quite dynamic. They follow a logical flow and time seems to fly by rather fast. Between yoga poses and Pilates exercises, you are constantly moving your body. Sequences look easy but I really enjoyed going over each and every one. You’ll love the aesthetics and the non-stop flow.

No impact means no jumping whatsoever, and this was a perfect way for me to get back on the fitness wagon. You won’t have to deal with knee and joint issues, and I’ve felt my left knee condition slightly improving (probably due to all the balance moves). Was nothing serious though, only the occasional sharp pain from walking up the stairs.

The sequences are doable regardless of your body type, age and fitness level. There is even the modifier if you cannot follow along, but I found this to be quite unnecessary.

Few dance elements here and there, but mostly in the sense of rhythmic moves. This is not about coordination, and as such I was delighted. While some folks like to sweat with dance workouts, I was born with two feet that are determined not to cooperate with one another.

Piyo doesn’t require coordination, so you will be able to catch each and every move on the fly. Do note, however, that some of the moves require flexibility and balance. Or to put it better, they focus on improving those.

I ended up with better posture, and feel more agile due to improved flexibility and control over my body. I guess slow movements teach you about control.

Align: The Fundamentals

This one goes on for 43 minutes, but think of it as your welcome party. It focuses on improving your form while teaching you the basic moves. Chalene breaks down each move, and you will have enough time to focus on achieving correct form. It won’t feel like work at first, but trust me, you will burn quite a lot of calories.

Define: Lower Body

Just 20 minutes in length, this one is a unique approach to training your legs and lower abs. It has a dynamic flow and lots of cool moves you’ll definitely enjoy.

Hamstrings and thighs are going to have fun as well. Stretching and toning combined into one, the exercises are quite refreshing when compared to traditional moves such as lunges and squats.

You will discover – as you complete more workouts from the pack – that though it doesn’t feel like it, legs are being targeted with almost each move. The core too. It’s like every move contributes to improving core strength.

Define: Upper Body

A cascade of moves that target your arms, shoulder, biceps and triceps… all completed within 19 minutes. Slightly harder than the previous one, but considering the length and the modifier included, it’s still a long way away from traditional workouts in terms of intensity.


This is all about dynamic conditioning- fast paced cardio yoga moves that come in a staccato sequence. Lots of balances work included as well, and few postures to focus on as well. There is some resistance moves included, so it can pass as a strength training of a different kind too.

Length is 37 minutes.


This one is my favorite. Slightly harder than the rest of the pack, it is an endurance rollercoaster. Activating every muscle group it is the fat blaster of the program.

It’s a killer yoga routine, with more innovative moves added. Definitely earns the name for you will be sweating buckets. The goal is to never hang your hat and throw the towel. Just keep pushing, and use the modifier if you have to.

A subset of these moves will target your core as well, so you might feel a bit of discomfort and soreness for the following day or two.

But, we know it in our heart of hearts that concentrated effort is what actually counts the most. And Piyo, though frustrating for some, tends to focus on your weaknesses.

Duration is 48 minutes, and this is the hardest exercise from the program.


This is a 26 minutes video that changes between various tempos. The same flow is experienced throughout the sequences, but you will find yourself changing speed quite often.

The aim for this one, I guess, is to focus more on lengthening the muscles, and toning each muscle group separately.

Strength intervals

Somewhat similar to Sculpt, this goes on for 25 minutes, and focuses on resistance moves as well. No bulk, just light exercises to tone your muscles. You will still sweat buckets though.

25 minutes long, this is still a heck of a workout.

Piyo workout program review – the pros and cons

First things first, I hate that some of the workouts are short in length. It feels good when you enter the flow, and somewhat frustrating when you see only 2 minutes left on the clock.

I must however admit that I was a fitness junkie in the past, so you might feel otherwise. It takes some getting used to I think.

Chalene, the instructor, is not your typical boot camp sergeant. And while some people find this to be a huge relief, I kinda like the chatty Katy who screams YOU CAN DO IT in your face. I should try a Tony Horton workout in the future I guess.

I miss some push-ups and more traditional work. Though this different way of training was a thing to enjoy nonetheless.

Stretches feel amazing, especially for someone who has to climb on the fitness wagon after a while.

I love that there are no jumping moves; because I developed the habit of doing the workouts early in the morning and my husband apparently has the hearing apparatus of a prey.

I like the progression of the program. Though completing challenging routines back to back in the past, starting all over again was hard. I’m glad Piyo takes time to easy you into the process.

I also enjoyed the rhythmic pace. It might not look sexy at the very beginning, when you cannot quite perform each move with the same grace Chalene does, but it helps in maintaining the flow and moving forward.

The Piyo calendar and eating plan

Each Beachbody workout comes with a large printed calendar and a comprehensive diet plan specific to the program.

Piyo is not an exception.

The calendar is nicely designed and you can use it to track your progress.

The eating plan on the other hand is quite comprehensive and covers many strategies on how to use food in order to lose weight.

It comes with menus and specific recipes included, but you can have good results even without following the exact plan they describe within the guide.

Who is Piyo for?

To sing a broken record, this feels like the type of program that anyone can do without much hustle.

I would guess that Piyo is ideal for those of you who dread cardio workouts, jumping feats, and endless series of push-ups and similar complex moves.

Though you gotta be patient in order to do Piyo. While the sequences create a dynamic flow, you will still have to exercise control and zoom in on holding certain postures as well as performing moves to the best of your ability. Whereas other workouts allow you to abandon form in favor of adding extra speed, Piyo asks for consistency.

Will Piyo help you lose 10-20 pounds?

Somewhat unsatisfyingly, the answer is a strong maybe.

You will have to:

  • invest 60 days, and play 90% of the workouts at least
  • at least try to eat clean by following the principles from the guide
  • try your best during the workouts, and aim to use the modifier 20% of the time tops
  • perform each move with patience, while aiming to stay in correct form

Going over the workouts now, they seem ideal for:

  • those of us who want to lose weight without doing cardio and jumping feats
  • people with knee or joint problems
  • someone who won’t benefit much from traditional workout programs, and pause most of the time
  • someone who wants a different approach to losing weight that is more fun than demanding
  • older people who want to lose some weight
  • someone who likes to push further and aim for perfection with a totally different type of workout
  • someone who likes to gain extra strength, and improve flexibility, balance, and agility
  • people who want shorter and somewhat easier workouts

Piyo review – the results (does Piyo work?)

I lost 5 pounds during the first month, but that’s what the scale was showing. The picture in the image was far more convincing.

Then dropped 12 more during the second month. I guess muscles finally started to burn that extra fat. Though I was more capable of performing the routines without taking any breaks or breaking away from proper form, so that might be it as well.

My thighs look way leaner than before, and lower abs compliment them so my legs look longer now. Gained extra strength in my upper body (not much though, but I feel super agile). Flexibility is better than ever before, and I can hold some ridiculous balance moves without breaking a sweat now.

The stretching and the overall flow of each video (except drench of course) leave you more energized than you were before hitting the play button. And this is what I like to call a time-positive. Was thinking that exercise might take precious time away from my schedule, and now I have found quite the opposite to be true. While demanding workouts wear you down, Piyo feels uplifting instead. It’s a mood enhancer and an energy bonanza.

I love having more control over my body and movements, but cannot trace if this is due to Piyo alone or simply working out day in and day out for 2 months.

Skipped 5 days during the entire length of the program, so I suspect even better results if I was diligent enough. But it happens, so you shouldn’t worry too much about it as well. As for food, I followed the principles of the nutrition guide, but not the exact recipes. Give this girl a break!

Anyway… my abdomen is flat again, and I love the way my back looks too – defined and chiseled. Bought a dress the other day just to celebrate.

The atmosphere of the workouts was great, and I will definitely continue doing 2 or 3 per week now, just so I stay on the healthy side.

All in all, I feel like I have to pay this program my lip service, and recommend it to those who are trying to get on the fitness wagon again, or are determined enough to start fresh altogether.

Unboxing Piyo – what do you get

  • 7 workouts on 3 DVDs
  • Quick start guide (some cool tips on how to approach each workout, and explanation of the strategy behind the sequences)
  • A large printed workout calendar (6 days of work, and one day of rest)
  • Get lean- the eating plan
  • 2 bonus workouts on one DVD (Buns, and Core)
  • 24/7 online support (they return within a single day)
  • 60 day money back guarantee (get done with the program, and if you are not satisfied, just return it and you will get your money minus the shipping)

Where to buy Piyo from?

There are two ways to get Piyo.

1. For 3 monthly payments of $19.95 you can order Piyo from the official Beachbody website. You’ll pay extra $12 for the shipping as well.

2. All Beachbody workouts, as of recently, are sold through their subscription model titled Beachbody on Demand. Therefore, you can also get Piyo through the official Beachbody On Demand website. Objectively, this is the better deal.

The cost is $99 for a yearly subscription, but get this – you will also have access to All of their latest programs, All of the popular programs (such as Insanity and P90X), and as if this wasn’t enough – All of Beachbody Future releases!

The subscription to Beachbody on Demand comes with a 30 day money back guarantee as well.

Piyo review – my final thoughts

This is a really comprehensive total body workout you’ll probably enjoy doing. Divorced from traditional exercises and routines, Piyo feels rather refreshing.

I’ve lost 17 pounds total, and gained back my muscle definition from before. So it works if you invest yourself.

It’s not hard, nor time consuming, and this is probably the biggest plus. The moves never feel repetitive, and the flow is dynamic and engaging.

All in all, I’ll recommend this to literally everyone who wants to change the way they look. All it takes is determination to be consistent. But with Piyo it is quite easier to achieve this than it is with other programs.

Hope this comprehensive Piyo review answered your questions, and if you like to as anything else, free to drop a line in the comment section below.

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45 opinions already. What's yours?

  1. Jill

    Great article.. I had back surgery a year ago and I am going in for a neck fusion in Oct.. However I have put on kore weight then ever due to immobility..menopause..opiates..and I quit smoking! I need to get in better shape before my second surgery and am looking for a low impact plan that will increase my flexibility .. improve core strength..and help me to loose weight. I like the write as.. As it is well done abd something that I feel like I can believe in. Thank you.

    • Sandra

      Hey Jill, glad you liked the review! And kudos for making the first step! How are things going so far?

      • Deborah

        I wish we could have seen before and after pictures of you with this workout. Thanks for reviewing it as I think it is just the type of workout I need to get me started back into fitness.

        • Deborah

          I meant to say Sandra not Jill. Sorry for that.

  2. glenda

    I have fibromyalgia so exercising for me is a pain. I am anxious to try Piyo to give my body some much needed stretching with no banging or bouncing involved….

    • Jaclyn

      I was curious about PiYo because I also struggle with fibromyalgia and arthritis. Thanks for the comprehensive review. It looks like it may be a good fit for me.

  3. Меlissa

    In my first week, and I’m doing great so far! The sequences are easy to complete and I love how varied the moves are. Will write another comment once I finish the month.

    • Melissa

      Hey everybody, totally forgot to write the update after month one. Anyways, I’ve completed it without a single workout skipped, and it definitely paid off! Now after completing another month as well (with few missed workouts due to a cold) I feel better, have more energy for pushing extra hard, and my abs are starting to show. So excited!

      Will go over another session in about a week, so I hope I’ll get the body I was after before New Year’s. So far, I managed to burn 18 pounds. Not following the exact diet, though I borrow some recipes every now and then.

      Another update coming soon, so wish me luck!

      • Sandra

        Hey Melissa, Kudos for your success so far!

        I’m glad you enjoyed Piyo and want to go through an another round.

        By the end of it – and you can take my word for this – you’ll feel like a fitness machine, ready to tackle any challenge that comes next. I don’t know your exact measurements at this time, but expect to lose more fat tissue if you have any.

        Make sure to come back and write another update once you’re finished with the second round. Good luck!

      • Bruce

        Have you continued using the program? I would like to hear how it’s working for you now.

  4. Andrew

    I know the program is structured in a way that appeals more to women, but recent setbacks from an old injury made me quit my current routine and try it. I’m nine days in, and so far it looks promising. I’m slowly gaining back my strength, flexibility and agility and love how engaging the sessions are. It also feels like I’m within my comfort zone, so this can be my long-term program most def. Thanks for the review, because it really helped me to place the order.

    • Sandra

      Glad to hear that Andrew!

      I’ll take small but sustainable progress any day of the week. Piyo is great for recoveries, but you can push harder and get a nice workout out of it as well. I hope you’re still enjoying the program!

    • Lisa

      How was your final result after 60 days, Andrew? Still recommend?

  5. Audrey

    Thanks for the review Sandra, I’ve completed the first month but skipped the last 4 days/workouts due to a cold. Should I just continue with the program as it is, or repeat these videos once again? Any advice?

    Btw, almost 10 pounds down so far, and I feel like I can dig deeper each time I press the play button. Thanks for your time.

  6. Sandra

    Hey Audrey, glad to hear that! Just keep pushing through the second month, and you’ll burn 10 more at least. This is where the real fun begins :)

    As for skipping those 4 days, it’s better to repeat the whole week. If you have a deadline you’re trying to chase, then move on, but otherwise get back to the same week. As for the future, whenever you skip one or two days, just move on. Three or more, you’ll like to get back and repeat the entire week. Of course, if you have enough time, so you can get the most out of the program.

    Take care, keep up with the great work, and do remember to drop us a line once you finish the program!

  7. Roseanna

    Thanks for the review appreciate your honesty.

  8. Saundra

    Thanks for the review. I’m loading the first DVD as we speak. Can’t wait to try it. I can’t wait for my body to look different.

  9. Saundra

    Alignment!!! What a workout.?

  10. Brenda

    This was quite the review and I’m more excited to try Piyo! :)

  11. Sandra

    What a great indetail review. I bought PiYo back in July but haven’t pushed play until today. I had spinal surgery 6 months ago and was looking for a low impact workout. I feel this program is going to help me lose the weight I put before and after surgery. I am excited reading about your results Sandra and everyone’s else. Good Luck everyone.

  12. Jean

    Hi Sandra,
    I’m a BB junkie and have been doing Chalene’s HIITS in combination with body beast, p90x and t25 for years.
    I’m looking for something totally new. I’m older and so are my joints so it’s time to calm down on the cardio and change up the strength training. Trying to lose about 10 lbs as well. Do you think thiis program would be a good choice? Thanks for the thorough review!

    • Sandra

      (comment moderated – Slavko: Hey Jean, sorry for posting Sandra’s response so late. We did a technical restructuring of the site, so some comments remained stuck in the system. It seems like there’s been a bigger hold-up, and most of the responses were never posted. Not just the ones from the PIYO review)

      Hey Jean,

      Glad to see another BB enthusiast here as well! I’m doing a round of Piyo right now, and can completely relate to what you are writing – this workout is a much welcomed reset, that is also helping with weight loss, while improving many aspects of fitness.

      If losing 10 pounds is your goal, you’ll most definitely get there!

  13. Slavko

    Hey guys, just a quick apology…

    We were having some technical difficulties with the restructuring of our site, and some of the responses to the comments never got published. It seems like it is a bigger hold-up, affecting all of our articles and reviews and not just the piece on PIYO. I’m investigating the issue, and will try to save (and publish) all of the comments.

    A huge apology to you Sandra as well!

    Keep up the great work, all of you! We have a special surprise in a month or so, so make sure to check this page again.

  14. Luann Middleton

    when you take the special offer of 3 pmts and you receive all the extras including the online help, is there anything that continues to bill after the 3rd pmt?? They comment at checkout that if you purchased anything with continual automated renewal to see addl info but I dont see anything. I dont want addl charges. Also, can you pay the full amt at 1 time if you call in and still have the option of a refund? /thanks

    • Sandra

      From what I know, there were no additional payments, so don’t worry. They sold it via 3 monthly payments in the past.

      Note, however, that all of the Beachbody workouts are now sold together only via Beachbody on Demand. The subscription price gets you access to all of their programs (60+), and every new release as well.

      There are 3 price options to choose from:

      1.The first is the 3 months long subscription. It costs 38$ and you also have a 14 day free trial, which means that you’ll be charged on day 15, or after your trial ends. You can cancel the subscription at any time within your trial period, and they won’t charge you a single dime.

      2.The second is the semi-annual subscription (in duration of 6 months). It costs $59, but you get a 30 day money back guarantee. You credit card will be charged the full amount, but you can get a full refund if you cancel within 30 days of signing up.

      3.The longest subscription plan is 12 months, and it costs $99. The same 30 day money back guarantee applies there as well. If you cancel within 30 days after sign up, you will get a full refund.

      You can cancel online and it takes less than a minute, unlike before when you had to call a customer service representative over the phone.

      Hope this helps

  15. Donna

    Hi. Is there a benefit to doing the short workouts daily? Or will the results be similar if I do Upper and Lower in the same day and then skip a day? I really prefer to workout every other day even if the workout is longer, how would you accomplish that with PiYo? Thank you in advance!

    • Sandra

      Hey Dona,

      Going over the workouts daily ensures targeting different muscle groups each day. The burn is sufficient, and you get a 24 hour period for your body to recuperate and your muscles to recover. You can achieve decent results with doing the paired workouts every other day, but it is not the optimal approach.

  16. Joy

    I want to try this program but I’m weary , I’m 47 and 50 pounds overweight can I do this? Will it help strengthening too?

    • Sandra

      Hey Joy,

      In my honest opinion, there is hardly a better workout program considering your circumstances. PIYO will strengthen your core in no time, and you’ll soon be able to perform a garden variety of exercises.

  17. Maryann

    Hello, enjoyed reading all of your comments and the review. I used to work out regularly, then 9 years ago diagnosed with cancer and went through 9 months of treatment. Since then have been trying to remain cancer-free while rebuilding my body, my muscles, and deal with menopausal symptoms, injuries, as well of lots of emotional losses (both parents died, lost a pet, and several friends.) So my body has taken a big hit but I really want to gain more flexibility and strength and core support. It sounds like this might be the ticket for me. Does anyone have any thoughts?

    • Sandra

      Sorry to hear about your struggle Maryann. If you are interested in a workout program for the purpose of strengthening the body, sculpting the muscles and losing some weight, PIYO is the best option if you want to go one step at a time, and never feel like you are lagging behind. It is great for flexibility, balance and improves core strength rather much.

      It is also a gateway to other types of complex exercise.

  18. Stevie

    Thanks for your review! Just started eating clean this yr. Have lost 10lbs with no exercise. I have never really stuck with any workout. 53 yrs old and have had both knees replaced. This workout sounds like it might work for me. Excited to start something that I can continue with and make apart of my daily life.

  19. Donna

    I was just diagnosed with osteoporosis and have been having upper back pain for a year-and-a-half. I did Jazzercise for 15 years but have given it up. I have not purchase these tapes yet but would like to know if this is good for osteoporosis.

    • Sandra

      Hey Dona,

      Unlike other workouts where you go over cardio circuits including jumping and power moves, PIYO is definitely a better fit. But it would be best to consult a medical professional first, since I’m not familiar with the degree of your symptoms nor am I qualified to give any medical advice.

  20. Micki

    This looks like something that could work for me. I’m 53 and had 3 discs in my neck replaced almost 3 years ago. I’m not able to do a lot if the higher impact exercises with jumps and high impact. Looking forward to trying the program.

  21. Joyce

    I’m a 65 year old Black woman who’s 60 lbs overweight. I’ve got fibromyalgia, boarderline diabetes, hypothyroidism, and an endocrinologist who’s screaming bloody murder because I’ve been 234 lbs for over a year. He’s given me an ultimatum. Lose 23 lbs by November 1st or enter the hospital obesity program. Those in that program are preparing for bypass surgery which is a last resort. I haven’t exercised regularly since leaving the military in 2001.

    Can Piyo help me lose the 23 lbs? Is the program by streamed?

    • Sandra

      Hey Joyce, sorry to hear about your struggle!

      PIYO can definitely help you lose some weight and strengthen your body without putting additional stress on your knees, ankles and elbows. Besides, there is less cardio in PIYO compared to other programs that market themselves as a gateway to fitness. Twenty-three pounds is rather much to lose in under a month, but I’ve seen people achieve similar results with balanced diet and the PIYO workouts while paying close attention to proper form.

  22. Connie Sargent

    Hi, I have stage 4 breast cancer and just had a macectomy, but still have bone cancer to parts of my body, would this program be ok for me? Thank you, Connie

    • Slavko

      Hey Connie,

      Kudos for fighting back! I hope that you’ll figure this out and recover soon!
      However, I’m not a medical professional, and this is a delicate situation so I’m afraid I cannot be of any help here. I’ll advice you to consult a doctor and figure out the details depending on your current therapy.

  23. Valerie

    I’m in my late 40’s have lower back problems, hip pain, lower body stiffness, and fibromyalgia. I also need to lose at least 50lbs. I am doing everything to improve my physical condition and avoid back surgery, which I’ve been told will only help the pain in my hip. I’ve been wanting to get Piyo for a long time now but I’m just wondering if my stiffness will allow me to successfully complete the program. So Is there anyone out there dealing with stiffness in the lower back, hips along with occasional knee pain that is or has successfully completed Piyo?

    • Slavko

      Hey Valerie,

      While I had some issues with lower back pain, and knee pain respectively, I cannot tell to what degree it matched yours. However, I’ve completed far more intense programs than PiYo while having to deal with some of these issues. But then again, I was in my mid-twenties.

      Thing is, don’t stress yourself about completing the program. If you struggle with these types of issues, there is always progress to be made regardless of how far you go with the program. Take your time and you will get there.

      What I do know, for a fact, is that these exercises are forgiving even to the complete beginner. That being said, I haven’t found a better program when it comes to introducing progression one step at a time. Even our own workout platform is less forgiving than PiYo (still more doable than most other programs out there though).

      I hope all goes well, and you get to finish the program with zero regrets.

  24. Kelly

    I want to thank you for your review..I used to be somewhat fit working for the airlines, had a toned physique and now it just all went to hell. I retired from the airlines, work in real estate where I do a lot of sitting and hardly any movement. I tried a cross fit thing for several months and wow that was awful on my joints and I was so uncomfortable being around all these very fit, flexible people. I have zero flexibility, I can’t even do a real burpee..I can’t jump, bring my feet both together to my hands to do some of their workouts. In other words, my flexibility is GONE! I don’t know what happened. But I want it BACK! I want my life back..I am 49 about 35 pounds overweight. My face looks really young but my body does not. And I need to get it back! So thank you! I am ordering this now, I am excited to get my youth back. I have one question: I just separated from my husband and in my own place and do not have a DVD player, how do I stream this on demand with my cable provider? I only see Jillian Michaels on my tv cable choices? I currently have uverse..Of course I could go buy a dvd player but I like the idea of having it on demand. Thanks for your help and for this great review.

    • Slavko

      Hey Kelly,

      There is nothing better in the world than a determined person. Glad to see you in this place of determination!
      You can stream the workouts on your laptop or computer. And if you have an HDMI cable to connect your computer to a TV monitor, even better. If you have a smart TV, you can download the app and start streaming right away from your TV. Or, you can purchase a android TV box and enjoy the same features.
      But an HDMI cable is the cheapest option if you have a laptop, or have your desktop computer close enough to your workout area.

      Hope this helps

  25. Jennifer

    Loved this review – super comprehensive!
    Question as to whether it would be beneficial for me…
    I currently workout 6-7 days a week, and this includes a combination of Power Yoga, boot camp type workouts, as well as cardio dance. I have been fairly consistent for at least the past 3 years and certainly lost some weight and did see a bit of change in my body. However, I am now 43 and the higher impact type workouts have started causing me more pain and I am slower to recover. Plus, I’ve always been challenged in knowing what types of workouts I should really do to create lasting change in my body. It’s been frustrating to workout regularly (and watch what I eat) and not really see much difference. I’m not “officially” over weight, but I feel like I would have to drop at least 10 lbs to actually see definition.
    So based on the above, would PiYo be a good option for me?
    Thanks for the feedback!

    • Slavko

      Hey Jennifer,

      Kudos for your determination, and overall fitness streak! The way I see it, much depends on the types of workouts you are currently doing. Are they better than PiYo? I wouldn’t know without seeing the sequences, the exercises, the overall structure of the program.

      That being said, have in mind that PiYo CAN improve your strength, your flexibility, balance and muscle endurance. Most of the Beachbody exercises are designed in such a way that you can always get value from the program regardless of your current level of fitness.

      If you follow a balanced diet, PiYo can help you lose weight as well (again, regardless of your current situation). How much? Well, that depends on other circumstances such as proper form, how hard you push throughout the session, how well-aligned are other aspects of your life (sleep, stress, hydration, body type, genetics). All in all, if you follow the program to the letter, I cannot imagine that you’ll retain status quo in regards to weight. The last pounds are the hardest to burn, sure, but if you push yourself through each workout you will likely shed most of your extra weight.

      Hope this helps
      Take care and have a lovely weekend.

      P.S. remember that whatever it is that you decide, you can make it work if you dedicate yourself 100%


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