Hype or Help: Chalene Johnson's Piyo Workout

Disclaimer: I am NOT a Beachbody Coach and I purchased Piyo myself for this blog review series.


Back when Piyo launched (June, I think?) my social media streams were abuzz about it. I'm friends with a lot of Beachbody coaches, but it wasn't just coaches. So many of my non-coach friends were also excited that Chalene Johnson was launching a new workout.

I was excited as well. I love ChaLean Extreme and Turbofire (and even old-school Turbo Jam). Piyo really intrigued me because it seemed like something completely different from Chalene.

I intended to buy it and blog through it, but...

Life was hectic and I didn't get it done.

Fast-forward to now. I've completely back-slid to basically where I started post-baby. I feel weak and completely out of shape. I even hurt my lower back a few weeks ago and haven't been able to workout at all! I blame that completely on my lack of core strength.

I'm tired of it.

"PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga."

I want my pre-baby fitness level back (oh, yes, and my pre-baby weight would be lovely as well)!

Luckily Santa shopped my Fit List!


"No Weights. No Jumps. Just Hardcore Results."

I realize it's going to be a long road back, but Piyo sounds promising as a place to start!

Starting Monday, January 5th I will be blogging my way through Piyo.

Piyo comes with a 60-day calendar. I will be following that and the guidelines from the eating plan (tweaked Paleo of course) and tracking my progress.

What comes with the basic Piyo workout set (ordered through a coach):


With the "No weights. No jumps." and "No matter your age, no matter your body type, PiYo will help give you dramatically visible, incredibly beautiful results." claims I'm really interested to find out what results Piyo will give. 
So, is Piyo hype or help? 
Let's find out!


As I mentioned at the top of this post, I am NOT a Beachbody coach and purchased this workout myself. If you are looking for a coach, or just to purchase Piyo, I highly recommend my coach Rachel.

UPDATES:
Getting Started, Day 1-The Workouts, The Meal Plan, Starting Stats+Free Printable Piyo Calendars

First Impressions