1. Janet
    August 14, 2015 @ 3:26 pm

    21 day fix bulked me up so I stopped.mwill this lean me out and tone me instead


    • Melissa Goodrich
      August 14, 2015 @ 4:37 pm

      Janet – How long did you stick with 21 Day Fix and what do you mean by “bulked?” If you mean it shaped muscles, that’s what it was designed to do. Muscle is what burns the fat off your body! See the reply I left on your previous comment on the “Get Off The Scale” blog 🙂


  2. Sfvgal
    March 13, 2017 @ 5:14 am

    I am pretty much bedridden and not sure what program is best for my body to lose weight but something that I can do because my lower back is shot. I can’t bend over without being in pain. So with that being said I can’t really do much in excercise at all so I have gained so much weight. I am not used to the weight so it has got me more depressed than ever and I am more bedridden than ever. So I need something that I can do that won’t hurt to bad but help me lose the weight and get me working out because I have never really had a workout schedule or really even worked out. I was just always on the go and worked a lot so I was always a 0 so now at 175+ lbs and being bedridden I do t know what to do. Please anything that you could recommend is greatly appreciated!


    • Melissa
      March 13, 2017 @ 6:54 am

      If you haven’t already, please speak to your doctor about this. PiYo features a LOT of bending and back flexibility. Based on what you’re saying in this comment, to me, it sounds like you need to work with someone who is trained in physical therapy to strengthen your back first. Get your back flexibility and strength in order before you start any program. In the meantime, if you cannot physically exercise regularly, get your nutrition plan on track first and foremost. Hope this helps!


    April 6, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

    I Just bought the PIYO and want to lose a bit of weight, get toned abs definatley.. will this program work ?


    • Melissa
      April 6, 2017 @ 4:37 pm

      Bonnie – much like any other program you pick up, if you put in the work, the results will come! Depending on your starting point and your goal, it may take one round or it may take multiple. But if you follow the schedule, stick to the meal plan and keep giving 100%, your results will show up. PiYo is great for your core, your balance and your overall strength, but you have to put in the work! It’s not magic, but it will get you there if you give it all you’ve got!


  4. Shawn
    April 21, 2017 @ 3:43 am

    I have a wrist which was fused about 10 years ago, basically meaning it doesn’t bend much. Does the program have a modifier that will allow for that? I also have some issues getting up and down from the floor because of my weight, will that be an issue? I really need something that will help with my core and flexibility.


  5. Melissa
    April 23, 2017 @ 9:39 am

    In PiYo there is a lot of supporting yourself on your hands, like in planks. It MAY be doable for you, depending on how MUCH flexibility it has and how much you can work with it, however, with an issue like that, I suggest seeing a physical therapist or rehab specialist to get wrist strength/mobility back first. The low-impact is more focused on relief of back and/or knee impact.


  6. CJ
    May 1, 2017 @ 2:35 pm

    I am looking to lose approx 40 lbs. Gym is not working for me, and I tried PiYo workout at home, and I kinda loved the 2 videos I did (I just youtube’d Piyo workout and followed the instructor).
    I know 40lbs is a lot, and I am not looking to lose it in Round 1 of Piyo (60-days), but do you think Piyo will help me to some extent to reach my 40lbs goal? My main problem areas are my Tummy and Thighs. Any insight is welcomed ☺


  7. yves
    May 15, 2017 @ 12:36 pm

    Hi, after finish the 60 days of PiYo Workout, what should I do next? start over again?


    • Melissa
      May 15, 2017 @ 1:19 pm

      You absolutely can! If you’re enjoying the program and you still find a way to challenge yourself, you can do PiYo again and again from start to finish. Your “where to go next” will always depend on your goals, current fitness level and interest in other programs & schedules. Sticking with PiYo is not a bad idea – maybe try to find a live class as well! But if you want to move on to something else to challenge yourself, that’s an option too.


      • yves
        May 15, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

        Perfect!!! Thank you very much!


  8. Jasmin
    June 3, 2017 @ 2:41 pm

    Hi Melissa,

    Thanks for your great review. I have one or tow questions too and hope you can give a suggestion.

    I used to to Chalene’s ChaLEAN Extrem and I totally LOVED it. The first time I did it was in 2010 after my first child was just over one year. It worked wonders but shortly after I got pregnant with my second *haha* After the second I opted for ChaLEAN again and I had pretty much the same results as before. After my third child, I’m honest, I just don’t have the energy anymore to to ChaLEAN (the youngest is just over two), but I also noticed that I’m not getting the results I want anymore. I read that any kind of abdominal surgery can lead the abs not do “work properly” anymore. Well, I had three c-sections and I think regular ab workouts won’t do the trick anymore and I’m ok with that for now. Anyway, since I stopped working (wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom for a while) I gained a LOT of weight. In only 6 months I gained almost 20 lbs…… I also developed sciatica and I don’t thing that ChaLEAN with all the weight lifting is a good idea anymore, especially since I’m home alone during the workouts and I dislike going to a gym. Then recently I saw an informercial of PiYo and thought that this might be a good option for me. I have (or want to) lose around 25 lbs and I’m fine if it takes me 5-6 months to do it, but do you think PiYo will be able to do that for me and do you thing it’s a good program for me considering my sciatica. I don’t have that issue on a regular basis, usually “only” if I carried my youngest to often I start feeling an ache in my lower back and then one wrong move and POW I can’t move anymore.

    Any suggestions are highly welcomed, even if you have another suggestion regarding a workout.

    Thanks for reading Melissa.

    Have a great day.



  9. Rhonda
    June 10, 2017 @ 5:50 pm

    Hi hoping you can give me a little guidance. I’m 51, 5’5″ at 230lbs. I have arthritis in my knees and NO energy. I really haven’t exercised I a very long time which has caused pain in my lower back at times and in my feet and legs most of the time. I’m not a big green veggie eater but know I need to learn. About 10 years ago I lost 110 lbs and felt great! I was much younger then and much easier. Sadly I gained 50 lbs back. Mostly in my belly which I HATE. I do need to lose several other places and tone I know.

    My question is, do you think this will work for me? Thank you for taking the time to read and reply! I really want ant to be able to enjoy life more with my family.



  10. Debby
    August 19, 2017 @ 10:08 am

    Melissa, Thank you for your review.

    I have a question in regards to the extra dvd’s(slide). Does chalean put these in her 60 day plan or do we fit them in ourselves? And if we do have to fit these dvd’s in ourselves where would you put them? I hope that makes some sense.

    Thank you


  11. Melissa
    August 23, 2017 @ 7:25 am

    Hi Debby – the extra “strength” workouts are on a calendar that is printed on the back of the “standard” PiYo calendar. So there is a plan with them written in. For me though, after my initial round of PiYo, I would just use them whenever I felt like swapping out a workout I “wasn’t feeling” on the schedule, or add them on to a day when I feel like certain body parts needed a little more work. Hope this helps!


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