What is PiYo? PiYo Kit, DVD & Workout Review

It's been one week since I received PiYo, and I've been dying to review Chalene Johnson's new program for you! In this post is everything you need to know to get started with PiYo.

The video contains reviews of each workout, including my own personal perspective and calorie burn for each. (I wore a heart monitor during each workout.) It is very important to me to give thorough and honest reviews of the programs, so that you can best determine which program is right for you. That's why it's taken me a week to post this review. I had to make sure I did each workout and gave the meal plan a try for a few days. (Note: I am no longer a coach, but all of my reviews are still valid!)

Initially I mad the mistake of comparing PiYo to Insanity in terms of workout intensity. In doing so, I questioned what PiYo could do for me. However, I trusted Chalene and the process, and I am glad I did! As I sit here typing, my thighs and glutes are on fire from the workouts leading up to today. My arms are strong, more defined after just 8 workouts. Best of all, I am learning something new. I am learning to be more present in my exercises, to have better posture, to control my alignment and balance, and to strengthen my body in ways I have never tried before.

Do I recommend PiYo? Yes. Combined with the meal plan, I expect ANYONE will achieve weight loss, toning and strengthening of muscles. I will personally combine PiYo with either Insanity or T25 to achieve my personal goal of being lean and muscular.

Please watch the entire video (14 minutes is long - I am sorry!) because you need to hear me speak about PiYo to really capture my enthusiasm and thoughts.

What is PiYo?

PiYo is a low-impact, high-intensity fitness program. It uses the most effective Pilates and yoga-inspired moves set to a fast pace to help you burn fat while you sculpt long, lean muscles. 

You’ll carve every inch of your body without jumps, without weights, and without straining your joints. And rest assured, there’s no complex choreography to learn. Chalene Johnson takes you step-by-step through the moves where you’ll use your body weight to lose weight and get intensely defined! You get your strength, your cardio, and your flexibility training all in one program.

Why is PiYo effective?

PiYo delivers the muscle-sculpting, core-focused benefits of Pilates along with the flexibility and power of yoga. PiYo’s low-impact compound exercises engage multiple muscle groups at the same time—while keeping your body in constant motion. As you progress from one fluid movement to the next without rest, you’ll maintain an optimal heart rate to incinerate calories throughout the whole workout! The result? You get a low-impact, high-intensity, total body workout, giving you a physique that’s long, lean, and powerfully defined.

What's included in the PiYo Base Kit:


  1. Align: The Fundamentals (40 min.): This workout breaks down the most important and effective moves in the program to help you perfect your form and get the best results possible.
  2. Define: Lower Body (25 min.): Get your sleekest and leanest legs ever as you lengthen and strengthen your entire lower body—from your glutes and hamstrings to your calves.
  3. Define: Upper Body (20 min.): Use this incredibly effective workout to start chiseling away at your upper body to help shape your arms, carve out your triceps, and define sexy shoulders.
  4. Sweat (35 min.): A traditional PiYo workout that incorporates effective dynamic conditioning, fast-paced cardio yoga-flows, and bodyweight resistance strength training to help sculpt your entire body.
  5. Core (30 min.): This ab-centric workout hits your powerhouse from every angle to build a strong core, flat, sculpted abs and obliques, as well as a strong and sexy back.
  6. Strength Intervals (25 min.): Twenty-five minutes is all you need of this nonstop body-carving, calorie-incinerating workout that uses no weights, no equipment, and gives you no bulk!
  7. Drench (45 min.): This endurance workout maximizes fat burning while it works every muscle in your body. It will not only leave you drenched—it will kick-start your metabolism as you scorch away the fat.
  8. Sculpt (30 min.): This workout uses varying tempos to keep your muscles under tension for different periods of time. This generates muscular endurance and metabolic changes that will totally transform your figure.

3 BONUS WORKOUTS: Buns (25 min.): Focused on the glutes, this workout is designed to lift, redefine, and tighten the entire backside of your body for the perfect tight and round butt. TURBO FIRE Low HIIT, and if you order directly though a coach's link: HARDCORE ON THE FLOOR.


  • Quick Start Guide. Everything you need to know to get started including valuable insider tips to get your best results possible! Plus, discover how each powerful workout is strategically designed to transform your body.
  • PiYo 60-Day Workout Calendar. Chalene arranged the workouts to make sure you're progressing each week as you build up your strength, flexibility, and stamina.
  • Get Lean Eating Plan. A simplified approach to clean and lean eating designed to fit your lifestyle and your taste buds! Learn how to eat a variety of delicious, nutritious foods that keep you properly fueled, satiated, and nourished—and help you define your best body.
  • Tape Measure. Track your progress as you melt the fat away faster than you ever imagined.
  • 24/7 Online Support. Get motivated anytime of day with access to proven fitness, nutrition, and motivation tips. You'll even get exclusive invitations to live video chats with Chalene Johnson. You'll find unlimited peer support here, and you can even join a PiYo Challenge Group.

60-Day Money-Back Guarantee:
Try this program with the PiYo 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee. If you're not satisfied with your results within 60 days, simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization number to return the program for a full refund of the purchase price, less s&h—no questions asked.

I will keep you updated on my PiYo progress! Please share your stories below.