Give it a TRI: PiYo

It snowed.


Not once, not twice, but three times in the past two weeks.


Not only is it snowy, but it’s so cold my contacts freeze to my eyeballs each time I step outside. Not cool Mother Nature, not cool.


The frigid weather has made it extremely hard to leave the house for my early morning workouts. While I could have skipped them and just cuddled with the hubs in our nice cozy bed, I didn’t.


Instead, I pulled out my PiYo video.


I’m not one for working out at home. It’s hard for me to concentrate on my workout when I’m worried about the kids destroying the house, or the piles of laundry staring at me. However, the cold weather made me change my mind.


Plus I wanted to try something different.


During triathlon training seasons one of my biggest obstacles was core strength.I used to attend weekly Pilates classes, but my schedule has changed and I can’t seem to fit them in anymore.


A few of my friends told me about PiYo and thought it would a great replacement. The workout is a combination between Pilates and Yoga, which may sound harmless, but it’s a burner of a workout.


There’s a handy “training” calendar included with the DVDs and the workouts build in intensity throughout the weeks. I was skeptical at first, and little annoyed by some of the poses. They are difficult to say the least.




However, by the third week I was PiYo planking like a pro.


I’m still including my normal weight lifting and kickboxing workouts into the weekly workout plan, but the addition of PiYo has improved my posture and core strength.


If you haven’t tried PiYo and are looking for a nice low impact, intense workout, it would be the perfect addition to your workout plan.


I’m not a Beachbody Coach, but I do know a few. If you are interested in adding the PiYo DVD to your fitness library, click here and find a coach nearest you.

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