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Fitness Trends: What is Piloxing?

We already know that mixing up  workout routines is a great way to keep your body challenged and to see results.   Combining them into a fusion workout is a great way to ensure you’re hitting all areas of your body while also keeping things interesting!  Piloxing, a trend which combines boxing, Pilates and dance, is loved for being a high energy class that also tones.

Why Piloxing?

Piloxing was invented by Swedish trainer and dancer Viveca Jensen, who wanted to create a challenging class that helped to empower women.  Boxing is an awesome cardiovascular workout that also helps to strengthen your upper body, core and legs.  This is combined with more traditional standing Pilates movements, which use bodyweight to tone and sculpt the entire body, specifically focusing on the “powerhouse” or abs, back and booty.  These Pilates movements also help to improve flexibility, which is essential to help keep your body balanced as you get stronger.

What Makes Piloxing Unique?

Piloxing’s key piece of equipment is the 1-pound weighted gloves.  These gloves help to add extra resistance to your punches and arm movements to help further tone your body.  The added weight is also a great way to up your cardiovascular game to boost  metabolism and up your  calorie burn.  Participants also love the fact that Piloxing is set to music to keep you going and make your workout more fun.

How Great of a Workout Is It?

You can definitely expect to get a killer workout from Piloxing!  Because of it’s high-intensity intervals, your calorie burn goes through the roof, burning up to 1,000 calories per class. The fusion of boxing combinations, dance and toning Pilates is sure to leave you super sweaty.

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