PiYo Live Review

It seems like everyone is talking about PiYo these days!

I have heard of Yogalates before, so when my gym announced they were starting a PiYo class, I didn’t think much of it. But after seeing a few bloggers raving about PiYo, I decided to check it out.

My review of PiYo Live by Beachbody. The strength of Pilates plus the flow of Yoga!

PiYo was created by Chalene Johnson and Beachbody, the people who brought us P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Body Pump, and more. As you can imagine, it’s a mix of Pilates and yoga. It incorporates the strength of Pilates with some traditional yoga poses/sequences. The class is set to music, and you’re basically moving the entire time.

Similarly to Les Mills classes, each song has a different purpose. There’s a power track where you do a bunch of jumping lunges, a core track, a “flow” track, and so on.

I was pleasantly surprised by PiYo! To be honest, I expected it to be pretty easy. But it was definitely a challenge! You can expect a low-impact workout that will still make you break a sweat.

I would say it’s more similar to Pilates/aerobics than yoga. You’ll do sun salutations, downward facing dog and crow pose, but for those who value the more spiritual aspects of yoga, you won’t really find that here. If yoga is not really your thing, you’re injured, or you’re looking for something to supplement the workouts you already do, PiYo is definitely worth a try.

I was pleasantly surprised by PiYo Live, the newest workout class from Beachbody and Chalene Johnson

I’ve recently been advised to lessen the intensity of my workouts (speaking of which…), so I think I’ll be a PiYo regular. Shout out to Gold’s Gym in Austin for introducing this class! : )

Your Turn-

  • Have you ever done PiYo or any classes by Beachbody?
  • Have you tried a new workout program lately?


9 thoughts on “PiYo Live Review

  1. Ooo this sounds like an awesome class! I like yoga but sometimes I wish it was a bit more challenging and this sounds like a good hybrid. Miss the free classes and free gym at Ithaca 😦

    So recently I signed up for a personal trainer at the gym I just joined. It was kind of spur of the moment but I wanted to try working out with someone one on one and be able to learn a bunch of new workouts.
    But when he asked me what my goals were he was super confused when I said “nope, not looking to lose weight really” – guess that’s unheard of for a girl 😉


    • Oh man, I do miss the Ithaca gym!! Haha. I saw that you signed up for a trainer — can’t wait to hear how it goes! I know, I’m sure they don’t get that type of client very often. Actually my senior year, a friend and I signed up for the “buddy” personal training sessions at IC … our trainer was totally pumped because we were actually already pretty fit, so she could “do more” with us than a lot of her other clients. You’ll have to update your readers on what you learn! : )


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