5 Reasons You Should Come to PiYo at CustomFit

As I walked in to teach PiYo this morning, (offered at CustomFit on Mondays at 5:30pm and Wednesdays at 7:00pm) my muscles were aching and I was wondering how on earth I was going to make it through leading the class. I’ve taught a few hard classes this week and have gotten back to my own workouts so the soreness today was a bit more than usual.

During the warm-up my legs screamed at me, on to heat building and I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to keep up with the lunges, but by the time I hit lower body I was in full stride for a great workout.

Try my PiYo class at CustomFit on Monday at 5:30pm or Wednesday at 7:00pm for FREE!

Try my PiYo class at CustomFit on Monday at 5:30pm or Wednesday at 7:00pm for FREE!

This got me thinking…I need to share the benefits of PiYo on my blog! Here’s why you should take the time to come to a PiYo class:

One: PiYo is a great compliment to other types of workouts

It doesn’t matter if you are a runner or a BootCamper, a weight lifter or a swimmer, PiYo offers an excellent workout to compliment what you are already doing. As I mentioned, I was very sore heading into this workout, however, the stretching helped me tremendously. By the time I left class I felt far less sore and my muscles were much less tight.

Many of us don’t take the proper time to stretch following a hard workout. Failing to stretch can lead to additional soreness, muscle tightness and increased inflexibility. PiYo is an excellent way to get in a great workout while stretching and toning your muscles.

Two: PiYo is an excellent full-body workout

If you are unfamiliar with PiYo you might think, how could it really be a tough workout? So let me tell you more about the format:

  • Warm-Up – the warm up takes you through a few upper body and lower body moves to do just that – warm you up.
  • Heat Building – this is where you really start moving; from chaturangas to lunges your heart rate increases and your entire body will be ready for the workout.
  • Lower Body – can you say squats and lunges? But it’s all choreographed to fun music so before you know it you have really worked your legs and are ready to move on.
  • Full Body Fusion – in this section you combine both upper and lower body exercises, maximizing your workout efforts. Between tricep push-ups and variations of downward dog you’re certain to be challenged.
  • Power – this is the ‘cardio’ section of PiYo, and believe me your heart rate is going to rise! There are always low impact options for those who need them.
  • Flow – this is my very favorite part of class. Everything slows down a bit and you get an opportunity to hold some really great stretches.
  • Core and More – we all know what ‘core’ work is, but PiYo offers the ‘more.’ The moves are challenging and at times you won’t even be thinking about your abs because other muscle groups are being challenged just as much.
  • Strength and Stretch – this portion of the workout incorporates deep stretching with a final strength move like push-ups.
  • Cool Down – just like the warm-up you get the idea…we cool down and do some more stretching.

Believe me, PiYo is not a joke workout – it’s challenging, while giving your muscles a great stretch, strengthening your core and toning your body.

Three: There is a new routine every month

We do the same routine for a month. This offers you time to get to know the moves and become more comfortable with them which in turn helps to increase your strength and flexibility.

So that means if you start at the beginning of the month you are at the same level of everyone else – everyone is new to the routine. But every week we have newcomers so don’t feel intimidated if you miss the first week.

Rest assured I take time to preview moves when necessary so that no one feels lost in class.

Four: It’s FUN

Seriously one of my favorite formats to teach! I love the music and I love the choreography. Believe me, I am not your ‘dancy’ type instructor but I totally get the moves in PiYo. Everything is timed perfectly to the music (all hits you know) so before you know it you’ve made it through the entire hour.

Five: It’s offered twice a weeek

PiYo classes meet at 5:30pm on Mondays and 7:00pm on Wednesdays. Some of my class members attend once a week as a compliment to their BootCamp classes, while others come both days to maximize their work on toning and flexibility. Either way, you surely can make one of the classes work with your schedule.

Interested in giving PiYo a try? Contact me by emailing jenn@customfitpt.net. Your first class is FREE so you have nothing to lose!

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5:30 pm Fitness Classes in Lombard

Looking for a way to destress from the day? Skip happy hour and join me at CustomFit for our 5:30pm classes.

Each class is formatted to offer you a full-body workout making you stronger, leaner, healthier and happier!

Happy Hour schedule

Make your happy hour healthy at CustomFit

Monday PiYo

Muscle-sculpting and core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga. But don’t for a second think you won’t sweat in this class because it’s all done at an intensity that helps you burn fat with low-impact moves. You’ll burn calories, tone muscles, work on balance and core strength all while getting a great stretch.

Tuesday Body Sculpt

Did you know that resistance training is an excellent way to change your body? Lifting weights increases lean muscle mass while building bone density. The more lean muscle mass you have, the more toned your body will look and the more efficient your metabolism will become. This class combines lower and upper body exercises so you will evenly tone and increase lean muscle mass.

Wednesday Cardio Plus

There’s more to cardio than just running on a treadmill. Our Cardio Plus class is a fun way to improve heart health while burning some serious calories. During class, you will complete a series of interval cardio moves, ranging from low to high impact and low to high intensity so you’ll have fun while sweating it out.

Thursday Kickboxing & Core

Looking for a high intensity cardio workout without high impact? The kickboxing portion of this class will give you a full body, cardio charged workout through punch and kick combos, while the core part of the class will bring your heart rate down and tone your abs.

If 5:30pm doesn’t work for you check out our BootCamp classes offered both during the day and in the evening.

If you are new to CustomFit you are welcome to take your first class for FREE. Classes fill up quickly so email me or give me a call at 574-387-1344 to reserve your spot.

A New Kind of Healthy Happy Hour

I haven’t always worked as a trainer and group fitness instructor. I too have spent my time sitting at a desk, attending long meetings, and multitasking on projects. Many days I left work feeling stressed and knew I needed a release from that feeling before taking on the tasks of being a wife and mom. Working out became a great option for me to reset from my day.

With the new year upon us I am excited to announce that CustomFit is now offering 5:30pm classes Monday – Thursday. Unlike our BootCamp classes our Happy Hour classes will be more of a traditional group fitness class and be instructor-led.

To offer a well-balanced exercise routine each day will have a different focus:

Monday: 20/20/20 – a combination of cardio, strength and core work will help you start your week with balance and harmony.

Tuesday: Tone It Up – strength training is an important aspect of every exercise program. This class will focus on toning muscles and building strength.

Wednesday: Move It! – there is nothing like a good sweat to work out the stress of the day. A combination of kickboxing, low and high-impact aerobics, and intervals will get your heart pumping and help you to shed both stress and unwanted fat.

Thursday: Recover – we all want to head into the weekend feeling relaxed. This class will use both Pilates and Yoga moves to help you increase strength and flexibility all while helping you wind down from a hectic week.

If the 5:30pm time slot doesn’t work for you, we also offer 7pm BootCamp classes, as well as a PiYo class Mondays – Thursdays. BootCamp is designed to give you a full body workout by moving through circuits and interval training. PiYo (Wednesdays at 7:00pm) is a high-intensity Pilates Yoga Fusion class that is sure to make you sweat!

For more information on any of the CustomFit classes drop me an email or call/text 574-387-1344. Let us help you get ‘ripped’ in 2015.

Happy Hour Class Schedule

Choose a Healthy Happy Hour in 2015