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What is PiYo LIVE?

By June 19, 2017Blog

Over the past few weeks we’ve been demystifying some of our class formats to help you break out of your shell and find the confidence to try something new. At this point, you probably know what Barre is (if you don’t, don’t panic!), but some of the other classes on the schedule might have you scratching your head. Here’s a primer on PiYo LIVE, and how to know if it’s a good fit for you.

Rita likes to describe this class as “imagine if Pilates and Yoga drank 3 Red Bulls and then took a shot of espresso.” Oh yeah, let’s get into it.

Do I Need PiYo LIVE?

PiYo® LIVE is for you if:

  • If you want to sweat, stretch and strength in one low-impact, body-sculpting workout.
  • You want to get out of your head and into your body with non-stop dynamic movement.
  • You feel like you “should” do cardio, but you need some major motivation to get through it.
  • You’re looking for the flexibility and lean muscles of Pilates and Yoga, but you want more challenge (or just more movement).
  • You want to balance the strengthening micro-movements and shake of barre with some big functional fitness moves.

What is PiYo LIVE?

PiYo stretches and strengthens your entire body with movements inspired by Yoga and Pilates as well as traditional fitness training. You can expect to see moves like burpees, down dogs, planks, warriors, and more. While it’s low-impact, it is definitely high intensity and fat-burning — you WILL sweat!

Another fun part of PiYo LIVE is that you will flow between movements in choreographed sequences just like you would in a yoga class. So, if you’ve taken Vinyasa Flow Yoga, this aspect of class might feel familiar.

What’s with the “LIVE”? PiYo is a format originally created by BeachBody, so the “live” distinguishes it from the at-home video version of the workout. This popular class lends itself really well to an in-person setting. You’ll thrive off the energy of everyone else in the room and regularly learn new choreography when you take class LIVE!

What to Expect in Class

PiYo LIVE is a barefoot class with no sticky socks. You’ll use your own yoga mat to set up when you arrive.

You’ll begin class with a warm-up, which remains consistent week after week. Then you’ll move into the choreographed sections. You’ll repeat the same sequences for a few weeks so you learn the flow and feel familiar with it. We add in a new section or two every couple of weeks. This keeps class fun and exciting so you never get bored!

Book your class

PiYo LIVE is taught by Rita as well as the newest instructor to join the Bolder tribe, Lauren. Lauren is super fun and PASSIONATE about PiYo — our PiYo-neers LOVE her classes! You can take class with Lauren:

  • Wednesday at 6PM
  • Friday at 7:30AM