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The weather is horrible today and after yesterday's Body Tone class, I really ache ... thanks to Isla and her lunges!!

I've heard a lot of talk about different fitness crazes over time, and some seem like fads (I have to admit I've tried a few and got bored really quickly), but one has intrigued me so I thought I'd give it a go. Now I don't normally partake in exercise DVD's at home as I don't usually have the motivation to workout in the spare room of my house, but after participating in a taster PiYo class (and really loved it) a few weeks ago at my local leisure centre I was intrigued to see what the DVD's would be like.

So I went ahead and ordered them, and to my surprise when they arrived they are really easy to follow, very self explanatory and easy to use.

Now I've tried Yoga before (but not Pilates) and enjoyed it. PiYo, for those of you that don't know, is a combination of Yoga and Pilates but instead of holding the moves for 30+ seconds, all the moves are fluid and you keep moving all the time.

So this morning, instead of going for a run I decided to go up into the spare room, put the PiYo Define Lower Body DVD on and have a go. All i can say is WOW!!! I didn't realise how much I'd feel it in only 30 minutes, or how much I would sweat (sorry)!! But it is definitely worth it!!! The DVD only lasted for 30 minutes, and the time flew by really quickly as you're constantly moving. I definitely know I've done some exercise this morning with the PiYo moves.

Thanks to Isla Oliver for running the taster class I attended and for giving me loads of info, and thanks also to Rachel Morris who has not only provided me with loads of info but who has documented her progress whilst doing a PiYo calendar routine and given me the confidence to try something new which is outside of my comfort zone.

This is one series of exercise DVDs that I think are going to become a regular fixture from now on.

Posted by MichelleSmith79 01:56 Archived in United Kingdom

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