Kristie Bistline and Jannell MacAulay co-developed a brand new high intensity interval training class called Powerbodyz (PBZ). The Powerbodyz workout combines cardiovascular-type movements with body weight only exercises performed within specific time sequences. This method allows the body to utilize both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems resulting in increased overall strength, flexibility, endurance, and agility. Since PBZ can be modified or intensified to fit each person’s individual fitness level it is the perfect high-energy workout! From the stay-at-home mom to the busy professional to the fitness guru, PBZ is a great workout for everyone. Best of all, each week a new PBZ workout is posted on the HBHL website, to allow individuals to work out from the comfort of their homes. This August PBZ is expanding to various communities around the world along with the Healthy Body Healthy Life program.
*** Consult your physician before embarking on any workout program. Exercise at your own risk. Perform the exercises with proper alignment and form. Modify the exercises as necessary. Always perform a proper warm-up and cool-down.
-Dropping to your knees on push-up or plank moves
-Raising up onto your toes instead of jumping
-Keeping toes on the ground during boat pose or boot camp abs moves
-Raising knees, without running motion (marching), instead of running
-Adjusting the intensity of the workout to suit your physical fitness level
-Using your arms to lift up out of the Turkish Get Up or Roll-Up exercises
* The only thing you need for these workouts is a mat, your body weight, and a timer! Most are less than 30 minutes- so no excuses! Get them done while the baby is napping or first thing in the morning.
For those of you that are new to HBHL and unfamiliar with Powerbodyz workouts, I’ve done a 16 min introductory Powerbodyz work out for you.