PiYo F.A.Q.

What do you need to be successful with PiYo?

The most important thing you need is…YOU. Just grab a yoga mat, water, and towel and find a space wide enough to take a step in each direction. The PiYo 60-Day Calendar comes with the program and strategically lays out your workout schedule to keep you progressing each week as you build your strength, flexibility, and stamina. The Get Lean Eating Plan gives you a simplified approach to clean and lean eating designed to fit your lifestyle.

How long are the workouts and how many days a week is the program?

The workouts range from 25 to 45 minutes, with the majority clocking in around 30 minutes. PiYo is a 60-day program with workouts scheduled 6 days a week. And, because PiYo involves intense cardio, you can get results significantly faster than with traditional yoga or Pilates.

Do you have to be in great shape to do PiYo?

No, PiYo is for people of all ages, fitness levels, and body types. You don’t even need experience with Pilates or yoga. Chalene will walk you through everything you need to know in Align: The Fundamentals. Plus, there’s a modifier to follow in every workout, so you can focus on form and advance at your own pace.

Do I need to memorize any choreography?

No, there’s no complex choreography to learn or memorize. Each move is accessible to everyone, and every workout features a modifier so you can start at the level that’s right for you—you’ll just get better and better as your flexibility and strength increase! Just follow along as Chalene demonstrates and takes you through each move as you go!

How is PiYo different from traditional Pilates and yoga?

Traditional Pilates or yoga programs don’t provide the fast weight loss PiYo provides with its dynamic flowing sequences that burn calories and elevate your metabolic rate to burn more fat. So people who do traditional Pilates and yoga have to spend extra time—and extra money—to supplement their routine with extra cardio to burn calories and fat. But with PiYo there’s no need, because PiYo puts it all together so you can sculpt your body, scorch calories, and improve your flexibility—all at the same time! It’s your one-stop shop to a full-body transformation.

How does PiYo deliver high-intensity results with low-impact moves?

PiYo takes you through low-impact stretching, strengthening, and bodyweight resistance-based exercises that promote lean muscle development. But, the fast, flowing pace increases the intensity so you’re not just sculpting and defining every muscle—you’re burning major calories and fat!