In the US, resistance training and weight lifting were the best forms of training
for our bodies. Charles Atlas showed us the benefits of weight lifting in his beach
cartoons. We learned that in order to “get the girl” we needed muscle and force.
Arnold Schwarzenegger revolutionized the art of weight lifting from a California
beach oddity to a staple of fitness training. As we came to the realization that
our muscles were huge, but we couldn’t run 100 feet without gasping for breath, the
cardio revolution began.
Hitting the pavement at a record pace, the aerobic activity of jogging was born.
Running and jogging swept Americans onto the sidewalks and roads around the country.
Our bodies took so much compact force that our feet and knees began to hurt. “Orthopedic
surgeon” became a common word in mainstream vernacular. After realizing that concrete
and asphalt were too hard on our knees and hips, we moved back indoors to wooden
floors and the aerobics class was born. The 45 minute cardio workout to popular music
was the next step in physical fitness evolution.
Yoga, for all its benefits, such as deep muscle release and toning, joint flexibility,
and spiritual enlightenment, was labeled as “stretching”. It was done by non-athletic
people who couldn’t lift weights. It was for hippies, wimps, and tree-huggers. The
stereotypical Western belief was that if you couldn’t lift weights or do a heavy
cardio workout, then yoga was what you did for “exercise”. Yoga was for the non-athlete,
the old and slow, the nerds, and the physical rejects.
The branches of aerobics spread like weeds in the fitness garden of America. Aerobics
on a personal trampoline, aerobics that incorporated a step, aerobics that used small
dumbbell weights, aerobics that used rubber bands, aerobics that used a 12-foot streamer
on a wand, aerobics that used karate moves, aerobics that used kickboxing moves,
and the to top it off, aerobics that used speeded up yoga moves.
After we did aerobics for a few years we realized our knees and hips were still sore
and that maybe jumping up and down, and pounding away against gravity wasn’t the
best idea for the joints and muscles. This lead to the development of the non-evasive,
non-compact workouts such as indoor cycling, water aerobics, and cardio electric
machines such as the Stairmaster and Cross Trainer. We had now satisfied our need
to raise our heart rates and burn fat without pounding our hips and knees into the
ground hundreds of times an hour. Life was good. We had it all figured out with our
indoor, non-compact, cardio workouts. But there was still something missing, there
had to be something more than just 45 minutes on the Stairmaster?
The growing underground of “The Yoga Hippies” weren’t just sitting around chanting
either. They light their patchouli sticks and thought of new ways to stretch. New
“Western” variations of yoga developed around the country during this time as well.
Yoga in a 107 degree room developed, yoga with “power” moves developed, yoga with
speeded-up movement developed, and yoga with super slow movement developed. No matter
what the yoga people did, they were still doing yoga.
Where will the next evolutionary step take place? How can we bridge the divide that
separates the spiritual, holistic side of yoga exercises with the cardio, heart-pounding
workout of group exercise classes at gyms? What if we could take the renewing and
rejuvenating aspects of yoga and combine it with an efficient, non-compact, cardio
That might just be called Cy-Yo, or cycle/yoga.
GET THE DVD AND WORK OUT IN YOUR OWN HOME!
The brand new DVD has two Cy-Yo Workouts, each an hour long, and features some of
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THE THREE GOLDEN RULES OF CY-YO
Strive to a Higher Vibration
Pedal with the energy of your Higher Self and against the energy of your Lower Self
GET FIT WITH CY-YO
Cy-Yo is an evolutionary step in bringing the mind, body, and spirit together in
a fitness workout. Cy-Yo is a one hour holistic cardio workout that helps bring all
the aspects of our being into focus to achieve optimal physical and spiritual results.
A Cy-Yo class begins with a 10 minute yoga flow focused on energizing the muscles,
lubricating and warming the joint structures, and bringing awareness to the mind/body
energy centers. Following the 10 minutes yoga warm up is a 40 minute indoor cycling
class. During the cycling class particular attention is paid to our energy centers,
our visualization techniques, and our breathing patterns. Releasing negative energy,
detoxifying our bodies, and increasing our higher energy fields are key aspects in
achieving optimal physical performance in this phase of the workout. A 10 minute
yoga flow is done immediately following the cycling class in order to refocus our
minds, calm our bodies, and create a positive energy flow in our bodies.
For years, Western culture has developed its exercise programs based on body mechanics,
muscle structure, and cardio capacity. While Aerobic classes, Step classes, Spin
classes, Tae-Bo classes, cross training regimes, and resistance training systems
revolutionized our physical body development, it largely ignored the non-physical
aspects of our being. Our bodies were becoming hard and lean, but our minds and spirits
were being ignored.
I just wanted you to know I got your DVD yesterday. Thank you so much for marking
it as a gift it really saves on import duty. It is a great DVD. Very Motivational.
I love the idea of mixing mind/body and traditional cardio. I hope you make it to
the Can-Fit-Pro Conference someday. I would look forward to taking your workshop!
Anne S - All American Gymnastic Academy
I went of vacation and couldn't write, but its very motivating and I love the yoga
first. I have only tried the ice because I am just starting the spinning bike workout.
I bought some other DVDs and the Johnny G DVD is good too but I like your constant
motivating words through out the DVD it keeps me going and not quitting. Sorry I
haven't written sooner - busy at the gym this is competition season for gymnastics.
Curt, LOVE LOVE LOVE the dvd. Any future plans for another one ??? Thank you... It
was real nice seeing just regular people sweat it out and your cuing and enthusiasm
was a real motivator.
T.C. Denver, CO.
Got the DVD yesterday and did the first workout last night. Nice job! My husband
and I are avid cyclists (we rode our tandem 900 miles in a 2 week Cycle America tour
last summer) -- and my goal is to actually START the cycling season this year fit
and in shape. I think these workouts will be a great addition to my workout program
and keep my crunchy old body flexible as well.
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A.J. New York, NY
I’ve had the chance to use your DVD and it’s a nice change from the Camichael training
DVD’s that I usually use. I’m familiar with yoga and very much like the 10 minute
warm-up and cool-down sections utilizing yoga stretches. They hit all my tight/sore
spots (knees, quads, hamstrings, back) and the controlled breathing added a new element
to my cycling which I think I will try to incorporate into my regular spin sessions.
L.K. - Miami, Florida
This is excellent. I really love the DVD. Thank you so much!! I really hope you put
out more. You know - using *real* music like that, with that wonderful driving edge
to it is one of the hugest highlights of this - although your instruction and the
merging of the yoga is also great. Just wanted to say that this is amazing and I
A.D. - Dallas, TX
I just wanted to let you know that I tried the Fire routine yesterday, and I LOVED
it!!!! The music is rockin', & you really motivated me to keep moving even though
I was having one of my "blah" days. I felt totally pumped-but somehow also relaxed-when
it was over. What a feeling! Can't wait to do it again!
I was travelling last week and just had a chance to do the Ice workout today. I just
love love loved the whole vibe of this workout from beginning to end and want to
thank you guys for putting this on the market. I hope it catches on like wildfire
so you'll have to release more DVD's!