DDP Yoga is a yoga program developed and hosted by Diamond Dallas Page, a former WWE professional wrestler. Not the typical host you’d expect as a yoga instructor, and that’s kind of the point. They say this isn’t your mother’s yoga routine, and it’s meant to shake things up while also giving you a good workout. So does it deliver?
One thing about typical yoga programs is that they have an air of spirituality and can be a bit esoteric. This can be off-putting to the beginner that just wants to benefit from the increased flexibility and strength that comes with striking different poses and holding them. Diamond Dallas Page is known for his no nonsense style in the ring, and the way he teaches is indicative that he’s not going to take any excuses, but he’s also going to make sure that you take the steps necessary to be able to perform the exercises without hurting yourself.
They claim you’ll be able to own your life, and they say that no matter what your background is and no matter what you’re trying to learn yoga for, you’ll be able to do so with DDP Yoga. They have plenty of success stories and testimonials that attempt to back up these claims and show what’s possible, but you have to remember that all of these should be considered exceptional results, and your results will definitely vary. But what it does show is that if you stick with the program and make sensible changes to your diet, results are possible. Such is the case with most workout programs on the market today.
All the hype that is needed is provided by an emotionally charged video showing a partially crippled Veteran go from being obese and needing the assistance of crutches to move around, to being able to sprint and being at a healthy weight. It’s the sort of video that gives you goosebumps and gets you to well up, and if you were on the fence about buying the program it might put you over and get you to whip out your credit card.
There are several different pricing options for DDP Yoga, but the most you’ll be paying is $120 and that gets you pretty everything they offer, in what’s known as the Max Pack. That gets you a total of 15 different workouts. If you don’t think you need that much you can get 6 workouts for a total of $70. Everything is broken up into monthly payments, so there’s a low barrier to entry. There are also some free videos for you to check out at the site so you can see if you jive with Mr. Page’s instructional style.
It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, so if you use the monthly payments, and you don’t like it, you haven’t risked much upfront to give it a go, and you can get your money back by returning it, with no more payments due.
This is the part that is up to you, you can throw yourself into it completely for the best results, following the plan that is laid out, and sticking with it week after week. You’d also want to commit to healthy eating while on this, so you can see the most rapid results and stay motivated.
This isn’t Diamond Dallas’ first foray into the world of yoga. He originally produced a book called Yoga for Regular Guys which has received positive feedback and is lauded for the way he breaks down the different yoga positions and doesn’t just skim over several different exercises. The whole point of the program is that it goes against the grain of all other yoga programs. If you were a fan of DDP when he was a wrestler, you’ll probably be used to the way he interacts with you on the DVDs and will probably be set from day one.
If you are looking more for a program that teaches you how to meditate along with learning the yoga steps, or that takes more of a spiritual approach to learning yoga, you’d probably benefit more from other systems and packages, or from one-on-one personal training.
Final DDP Yoga Review
DDP Yoga is getting our Thumbs Up rating, based on the feedback it’s received from real users, and the fact that there isn’t really another yoga program out there like it. If you’ve wanted to try yoga, but wanted to avoid the artsy fartsy way it’s usually presented, this might be for you. If you wanted to get down to the mechanics of each of the moves, and wanted to spend less time focusing on chakras and spirituality, this might be for you. Basically if you’ve wanted someone to give you a no nonsense approach and help you get the benefits of yoga without turning into a pseudo monk or health guru, this might be for you.
This program isn’t going to appeal to everyone, and we recommend checking out some of the promo videos at the site before making a purchase. If you like the delivery of DDP, then you will most likely be able to learn from him, and progress through the course. But if you find that he’s too brash, or too in your face, or too “this is how it is” then you probably won’t be able to tolerate the way he teaches the different exercises.
45 Customer Reviews on “Does DDP Yoga Really Work?”
I have rotator cuff issues. Does ddp help with that? Also, I’d like to get back into lifting weights. I understand that this is good body-weight strength training program as well as for flexibility, but has anybody used this program in addition to doing weight lifting and what were the results?
Please can someone help me?
I am 19 and don’t have any serious injuries and am not overweight etc…I do workouts often and enjoy fitness etc
I am looking into DDP yoga as it seems such an interesting concept…I am wondering whether it will do anything for me apart from balance and flexibility? Is it just for beginners and for people with injuries?
A lot of questions but don’t want to invest if it’s not going to challenge me and get results!
I would seriously appreciate your feedback and help!
Thanks in advace
I hear you R Banks. 30 years as a personal trainer and martial arts instructor. Been doing yoga for 20 years… This is a fantastic program. I just couldn’t wait until I had learned it well enough to not have to watch the video. So over the top obnoxious. I find overly flowery instructors annoying, but this is the opposite extreme, and it’s just grating on the nerves.
Wow, James. You just convinced me to go for it.
By the way, keep up the good work!
My wife and I (both mid-30’s) LITERALLY started this morning. 5:30 am Wake Up yoga. We’re following the routine, meal prepping, watching our portion intake. It’s a lot of work. But as a guy who’s been overweight his entire life (110 lbs in 2nd grade) I need a change. I have 2 kids that I want to be there for. I’m currently around 355 lbs. My goal is to get under 300 by winter.
My wife is my rock and she’s doing this too. She doesn’t need to (in my eyes, she’s perfect). But she is my motivator and cheering section. My son (10 yo) says he wants to do it too every morning.
I’m excited and terrified. This is a lot of change, but I just need to remember 4 words: “I CAN DO THIS”.
I have lower back spinal Stenosis and bulging disc. Someone told me to try DDP Yoga. I have never heard of it. What is it like and is it better than just regular Yoga.
I used to workout a lot when I was younger (24-27) mostly just did running and weight training. Was in great shape then got into a long term relationship, got incredibly lazy, and went from around 180lbs to 240lbs. I am around 6 foot tall and I guess from having worked out I still had a good base to work with. Recently I decided it was time to get back into shape and start eating better and actually pay attention to my health. I am 34 and decided now made more sense then any since I am still considerably young.
I have had the DDP DVD’s for a while. A couple of years ago I tried to start with the Diamond Cutter workout right out the gate after not working out on the regular for years. Stupid move on my part. I got through like 10 minutes and gave up and never went back. This time I got smart and started slower and followed the plan that is laid out. Also with eating better I have gone from 240lbs to around 225lbs in about 5 weeks and feel so much better. I still cheat a little here and there with meals on the weekends. But hey everything in moderation is the way I see it.
I have only done Energy and just started Fat Burner which I can see is a little more intense and has a quicker pace which I like. Currently I am only doing the 3x a week schedule but might go to 5x a week and include in the weekends. Mostly because I have a desk job and don’t do much cardio other then my commute to and from work. I have even started to get off at the stop before my normal stop on my train and walk and extra 15 blocks home to get some extra steps in.
Overall DDP Yoga works and is a great workout. I have sweat pouring off my face and entire body during the workout. I can already see the definition in my arms and muscle returning. I think even if you did DDP Yoga on the daily along with even light cardio and better eating you are going to see results.
This is a “yoga for dummies” video. And these videos will save you lots of money if you hurt yourself and your doc wants you to do physical therapy/rehab.
I’m a 44 year old man. I own a pest control company and my job is very physical. Over the years of working under houses, using a rotor hammer and carrying a 50 pound pack pack sprayer has worn on my neck, my back , and my left shoulder. Last spring I fell down some stairs and screwed up my shoulder even worse. I’ve always at least done light weight training and stretching so I can stay in somewhat okay shape but since hurting my shoulder I quit working out. During the last several months I put on 20 pounds and felt every ache and pain , on top of constant stomach acid issues. 3 weeks ago I started light weight training again, juicing daily , and paying somewhat attention to my diet. Last week I bought the ddp yoga and started using it immediately . In 3 workouts , my abs and legs burn , I’m standing straighter than I have in years and I can already do 90% of what he asks you to do without modification. I look trimmer, my shoulders look wider and my arms look more tone. For me the results have been almost immediate . I use the ddp program 3 times a week and lift light weights , do push-ups and use a pull-up bar 2 x a week. Maybe 15 -20 minutes a day and the difference already is impressive. I couldn’t fit into my pants anymore , already my pants into only fit they are loose on me.I’ll admit I wasn’t in bad shape compared to others but was in bad shape for me.i also know my body is different than most people’s . I put on weight very easily but I also lose it very easily . I know working out is a necessity for my body or I’ll end up dead early. My stomach issues are much better and I feel more clear mentally. I admire ddp for giving his life to help others. He’s authentic and he cares about what he’s doing. I felt the need to support him because he’s changing people’s lives. I greatly respect what he’s done for others. As the host of the workout program he does a great job. He’s motivational , encouraging , and constantly shows ways to alter the workout so anyone can do it. It’s not about how well you do it , it’s about your effort and you can’t fail if you work hard for your goals. It’s not cheap but it is affordable, ( much less than a hospital stay or even a dr’s visit ) and it works.
I’ve had the domino table of injuries. Plantar fasciitis, IT band, patello stress femoral, and sciatica all throughout my 20s. I haven’t been able to do impact exercises for about 15 years because I was never able to properly rehab. My whole body was always tight, no matter how much stretching I would do. I pretty much walked around in pain a good 10 years.
I did the first workout and felt an immediate difference. I was incredibly loose for the next few days. Six weeks in, my body feels better than it did when I was 21 (I’m now 35). It strengthens all the little muscles in your body that keep you stable and increases your flexibility in every muscle. Anyone who is in need of physical therapy should give this a try. There’s not a muscle that it doesn’t target and when you get all those stability muscles working, the pain fades away and you start to feel amazing.
The best part of this workout is, the basic workout, “Energy”, is not very challenging but it is incredibly effective. The other workouts are very challenging but doable. Anyone asking if their problems would hinder them from doing it, I say, give it a try. There is absolutely no impact and he has someone in the background doing alternative modified positions for those that have difficulty.
We’ve worked DDP Yoga into our routines for a while and I have to say the DDP Yoga is worth the investment. Anything worth its salt requires investments more than just time and effort. I make films (Rock Bottom Creek – 2012, Creek County – 2015, Creekers – 2017) and there is always someone with an ideas or wanting to “direct” something but never willing to crack a wallet to get it made. Those people are still chilling, sipping beers, and talking about what they want to do or what would be cool to do but aren’t willing to back up their words and make things happen. DDP Yoga works. It has kept me on the Judo / Jiu Jitsu mat for years, and it is helping my friends through our BreauXoga routines.
Should I get the max package or the app? Do you get to use the app if you but the max package? If the app has everything the max package does plus some, why buy max?
YES this works. I have numerous heath problems. At times I can not do a full work out…..BUT I can do the stretches and they help me stay to the point that I can actually walk without a cane. I can bend down and pick things up from the floor without crawling to a chair to get up. I am so proud to say that I went from 2 or 3 X tops to a medium. I also went from a 20 size skirt to a 12. Losing a total of 12 inches off my waist.
SO YES IT WORKS.
workouts are great, but Dallas Page dosen’t shut up for two seconds, can get very annoying, he just keeps repeating the same thing over and over, ” its your work out, make the DDP yoga your own ” ALRIGHT, I GET IT ALREADY
Has anyone lost weight just doing the work out without diet changes?
My husband has had too many back surgeries to mention, a fractured hip, titanium rods in neck, ankle and hip, shingles post hepatic neuralgia for 3 years, gout and is a cancer survivor. How does someone that limited start a program that requires him getting on the floor? Would this be a waste of money for him?
I have fibromyalgia and have lost a lot of strength. I am weak, I stay in chronic pain, and have a difficult time sleeping. I have been fighting this battle for almost 15 years. I stay swollen, and have experienced a great amount of weight gain. Due to my weak condition, is your yoga program something that I can do. Please know my hands, arms, neck, shoulder, back, legs and feet hurt.
DDPYoga is amazing!!! As the saying goes “The best exercise is the one you’ll do” and this is so enjoyable that I have no trouble being consistent. If you are unsure join our FB community and see the amazing support and results!
The key to it is you make it your own and find whatever works for you
Anyone here giving your thoughts actually try DDDY. I have and it works. 45 pounds lost in less than four months . Put the work in and ot will work. Try it best thing i could even done. I have Cerperal palsey and siezures. What is your excuse to not try it.
Someone asked the question earlier re. the safety of this program for people who have had hip replacements….I had hip resurfacing, a less invasive form of hip surgery, of 7 years ago…..sooooo, any feedback???
The exercises are great whether you’re doing the diet or not. I have less pain, more flexibilty and strength from the exercises. As far as dairy and glutens, avoiding them isn’t required but if one stays consciously clear of the pitfalls (saturated milk fats and processed foods), a person will be better off for it.
Does this program work if you do your own healthy eating program such as weight watchers? I won’t stick with anything that isn’t convenient with our busy life. I surely can’t go gluten and dairy free as he recommends.
You’re 82 years YOUNG !
All the workouts have other people doing the workouts n the background…with various people showing different variations of poses and positions to adapt based on ‘where you are at’ now…
I’ve had the program for over 8 years. From the YRG inception of the product to the newer DDP Yoga. They just launched a DDPYoga App, too. This app has children workouts and stresses modifications as needed in the different workouts. You can use a ‘yoga block’..use a chair…use whatever you need to help you achieve and adjust throughout a workout. It’s all about YOU and what you need to achieve what you want to achieve. I don’t work for DDPYoga…again…I’ve had the program for 8 years. I do a variety of other workouts..but I always manage to integrate 2-3 of the DDP workouts a week . Dallas stresses through almost each and every workout to make the workout ‘Your Own’. Modify when you need to modify …..rest when you need to rest. That’s also the beauty of the pause button, too. I hope this help you…..
Hi, I’m 82 years ( old?), have very poor balance, back and neck problems. Can I safely do this program?Will it help with balance problem? That is my major concern.
The workouts range from 12 minutes to 60-ish minutes. Most are in the 25-35 minute range.
If that seems too long, you can modify the moves to be easier as the workout goes along.
You can also elect to do “safety zone” (aka child’s pose) if you get too tired or if your heart rate is too high.
I have back issues. Spinal stenosis, a history of l5 l6 disc herniation and I love it. Start out in modified positions and work into it. You will be very happy!
I’m in week 8 of the intermediate and LOVING IT!!!! my strength and flexibility have improved tremendously. The fact that Dallas Diamond Page is in his 50’s is wonderful! The truth and nothing but the truth is what he speaks and does on the DVDs – this is well worth the money. I highly recommend it.
I have been doing DDP yoga for 11 weeks- i have lost 4 inches off of my waist, and I am toning muscle- I LOVE what it is doing for me!!! I would recommedn it to anyone looking for a great workout that is not hard on your joints. Excellent!
I have arthritis in both hips,had a total hip replacement in 2011. Also have arthritis in both knees is this type of yoga safe for me?
I am 44, overweight, and I have just started week #4 and I love these workouts! For those who complain about the price, I got my Max Pack for $79, vs. paying $60 a month to join the local gym. Plus, I do this at home- no waiting for machines or signing up for classes! I am not one that likes physical activity or sweating, but DDP makes this workout FUN and the time flies by when you are doing the moves with the people on the DVD. I have been steadily losing pounds since starting- I highly recommend this! 🙂
I’m a 24 years old. I was 6’0 and 215 pounds and I’m now 174
Does it work? Damn right it works. Started this journey in April of 2013. I lost 35 pounds in 5 months and a total of 3 inches of my body. I never had abs before but they showed up doing only DDPYoga. I didn’t lift any weight and still managed to develop my arms and shoulder a lot compared to before.
What I liked about DDPYoga is that burning fat is a secondary effect because of all the other unexpected benefits I had from doing it such as :
Better sex life .. ( for real )
Waking up became way more easy
I would recommand it to anyone of any age
Si ça marche ? Masant que ça marche! J’ai commencé en Avril 2013 à 215lbs et j’ai perdu 35 lbs en 5 mois. 35lbs mais surtout 3 pouces de taille. J’ai développé mes triceps, mes biceps , mes abdos et même mes avant bras sans lever un seul poids .. Vraiment débile comme programme. C’est pour tout le monde. 20 ans, 40 ans et même 60 ans et le soutient est débile. Nous sommes une grande famille.
Ce que j’aime, c’est que la perte de poids est un effet secondaire.
J’ai amélioré ma respiration, ma performance sexuelle ( sans blague ) et j’ai même amélioré mon sommeil de beaucoup. ( plus facile se lever le matin )
I am 67 and had knee replacement in Sept. Is this program too intense for me ?
Should. I first start off with easy yoga first?
1. I have ruptured disc in my lower back and neck, can I still do this program?
2. I have a wrist I broke almost 25 years ago that I never had checked or repaired, now it does not bend, will this keep me from doing this program?
3. If I start out with the beginner package, How do I upgrade to the higher package? Would I have to pay full price for moving up later?
I have been looking but can’t seem to find on any website how long the workouts are. Does any one know the length of the workouts?
serious question – have any of the reviewers had back injuries? That is what caught my attention. I just had 2 fusion’s done 6 weeks ago, Diamond Dallas swore about the affects this yoga had on his back injury recovery from this yoga. I need a viable solution, as I have VERY limited abilities of movement and that will never change per dr’s advice for 3 years.
You could spend a really, really long time making use out of just the beginning DVDs as well. I am a couple weeks in and have yet to perfect anything, and the not-hardest workout still grinds me and puts me into a sweat with lots of flexibility left to go. I could be putting polishing touches on this stuff months from now. It’s designed in such a way that you can easily make it easier or harder and still get good proportionate results without breaking any rules or hurting yourself.
So Awesome!! Congrats on being the 1st female DDP Yoga instructor!
I recently began going to a local DDP Yoga class and fell in love with the workout and how it made my body feel! The class is roughly 30 minutes away so I purchased the DVD’s so I could still practice without having to drive every day. I am a 49 year old woman who was losing control of my weight and my health and I have to say that I haven’t felt so good in a long time! Knees that wouldn’t bend, now bend. Back that ached, doesn’t ache anymore, plus I have lost a total of 12 inches in just 6 weeks! I still go to my class 3 times a week, because I love the way my DDP instructor teaches ( Matt Hancock you are awesome! ) and fill in with the DVD’s 3 more times a week. I even got my husband to work out with me 3 times a week! Totally worth the $$ 🙂 hope this helps anyone who wants to try DDP Yoga. Thanks Diamond Dallas Page! BANG!!!
Not only did DDP Yoga change my body – it changed my life. Ilene is right – the book and access to teamddpyoga.com makes all the difference in the world. Having a support system of like-minded individuals and a book with an exercise schedule and healthy food guide was also instrumental to my success with this workout. Not only did I lose 60 pounds, but my mental state is strong and healthy, my diet is clean, and I’m now the 1st female DDP Yoga instructor. It doesn’t get much better than that! 🙂
I do not wish to sound like a plant but so far this program has delivered on what it promises. I am a retired Air Force member who has had 3 knee surgeries and recent back problems. I have only been using this program for two weeks and I have had no back pain and reduced pain from my knee. I am still using just the beginner disk and plan to move to the more intense level in a few more week once this level becomes easier. I’ve also lost eight pounds since starting and am watching what and how much food I put into my body. Bottom line,if you do the moves as shown in the video and stick with it, you get results. I cannot wait to post by before and after pics in a few months, maybe just several weeks.
its only expensive if you buy the whole max pack at once, you can start with the smallest pack and add as you deem necessary, and you can pay monthly so that claim thats it is too expensive is just an excuse not to try.
I meant to add: The instructions are simple. You don’t have to be a Rhodes Scholar to understand them. I think they are pretty close to a “Yoga for Idiots” as you’re going to find. LOL
You’re not just getting videos for the money (and, depending upon which package, you are getting two or more DVDs). You get a poster with exercises, a book with program background, exercise instructions, and other information. Plus there is access to a website and even personal help.
I love any product that comes with money back guarantee, but damn this thing’s expensive! $120 for workout dvds? That’s a lot of money even if it delivers on all its promise. I tried other yoga videos and they’re just too damn advanced for me. A yoga for idiots type of dvds would help.. but ddp yoga costs so much money!!