“After Completing PiYo, My Knees, Shoulders, and Lower Back Are Stronger Than Ever”

“After Completing PiYo, My Knees, Shoulders, and Lower Back Are Stronger Than Ever”

Meet Rolando R.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for January 6th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before starting PiYo, I was looking for a way to break my P90X, P90X2, P90X3 strength and mass gain plateaus. So, having been introduced to Yoga via P90X and to Pilates via P90X3 (and the fact that Yoga had helped change my life) I thought why not give a Yoga Pilates mix a try. Boy did it work!

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Before trying PiYo, I lived in the P90X3, P90X2, P90X hybrid world, mixing the programs to maximize strength and mass gains…but it was time to try something new.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Before starting PiYo, I had lost a bit of strength and mass in my arms, back, and legs. With a bad lower back, 2 bum knees, and a fully torn labrum, it was important to keep making improvements especially in my core, legs, and shoulder. Within two weeks of starting PiYo the results in those areas were not only physically noticeable, but also visually two!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
PiYo did not involve any equipment other than a yoga mat, and this had me second guessing it’s effectiveness. Boy was I wrong.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
After completing PiYo, not only were my knees, shoulder, and lower back stronger than ever, but I was doing more pull-ups, push-ups, and lifting more weight than ever before. Not to mention, gaining lean mass exactly where I wanted it!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
No knee nor shoulder pain! Also, I am running longer and faster than ever before with NO PAIN!!!

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.