Healthy living is a combination of incorporating and balancing healthy eating and a balanced fitnessSee How I Gained 20 Pounds of Lean Muscle with P90X. Read more ... » routine. What I mean by a balanced fitness routine is that you want to have a routine that incorporates, strength training, cardio and flexibility. If you are like me , finding that balance is a challenge. For some, they can hit the weights, go for a run or get on a elliptical..simple. I like movement and fluidity.
Flexibility training is essential, more so as we get older. I will be 35 soon and I can FEEL the need more than ever to get more serious about that balance! It’s tricky for me because traditional exerciseIs This the New Celebrity Diet?. Read more ... » bores me. I need something that keeps me moving and is fluid. I find it hard to be still when working out.
What I love about PIYO is that it is a fusion athletic workout, which combines the mind/body practices of yoga10 Things Everyone Has Thought About at Least Once During Yoga. Read more ... » and Pilates, as well as the principles of stretch, strength training, conditioning and dynamic movement. During a PiYo workout, you will find yourself standing in a yoga pose one minute, and down on the floor in a Pilates pose the next!
It is a pre-designed workout that will really get your heart rate going as it features various styles of yoga and Pilates in continuous movement and flow from one exercise to another. Sometimes I describe PiYo as a hyper version of yoga, but with the benefits of deep breathing, balance, stretching, strengthening and relaxation.