PiYo Results: 55-Year-Old Loses 52 Pounds

PiYo Results: 55-Year-Old Loses 52 Pounds

Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Martha is an independent Beachbody Coach.

Martha McNiel, age 55 from San Martin, CA, lost 52 lbs with PiYo. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge and won $1,000!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?

I had decided that getting fat was an inevitable part of getting older and there was nothing I could do about it. At the age of 54, I had decided I was simply going to be fat for the rest of my life. I wasn’t terribly sad about it, just resigned to the fact of it.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I found Leah Hinnefeld and The Athletic Rider on Facebook. Leah told me about her 60 day Boot Camp and PiYo. I didn’t really expect much, but I decided it was worth trying. I started PiYo and Shakeology and the weight just started coming off!

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge was thinking it was not possible for me to lose weight. I thought I was old, and this was just the way it was going to be. Also, I was eating fast food for most meals and not at all paying attention to what I was eating. Shakeology completely took away my cravings for junk food.2 PiYo was such a fantastic work-out and it started getting me stronger. I modified the modifications and I still lost weight!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the no-impact of PiYo. I loved Chalene’s positivity. And I loved knowing that even though I was modifying everything and unable to do almost any of the moves, I could still see improvement and still lost weight and inches!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 52 lbs. so far and gone from size 18 pants to size 10/12.


How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have become a Beachbody Coach to share with other women my age something that really works!

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The group was a ton of fun and just kept me on track.

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My coach was Leah Hinnefeld and she was awesome.

How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology really took away my cravings for fast food.2 I have not missed one single day of Shakeology since Sept. 22, 2014.

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.

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