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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.



Kill That BOOTY with Kettlebell Moves (and get some A$$kicking in!)

by Brandi Marino of The Beyond Studios

The only thing we love more than doing kettlebells or Pilates on its own is a badass workout that fuses the two for even better body-sculpting results. Why do just one workout when you can get the benefits of a two-in-one sweat sesh? Because while swinging a kettlebell does have its benefits, building those moves into specific workout structures can bring you even closer to your body goals, whether that’s building muscle or sporting a chiseled long lean Pilates body.

To help (because, hey, it’s not like we all have degrees in sports science), I reached out to some of my fitness god friends to create three unique workouts using just seven kettlebell exercises. Stick with the plans below, alternating workouts three to four times a week, for the next three weeks, and you’ll sculpt a fierce long lean Pilates Body look with the muscular strength to back it up—just in case anyone decides to challenge you! Shout out to Track & Field for the awesome outfits featured in this article and The Beyond Studios videos!

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Heather Dorak’s Top 5 Post-Workout Products

By: Heather Dorak

In busy Los Angeles, for me, and many others in my classes, we don’t have the time to run home to shower and clean up before tackling the next task of the day.  I tend to do errands right after my workout or pop on over to one of my other studios to take care of business or just say hi to some smiling, hard-working faces.  Below are a few of my favorite freshening post-workout picks that’ll leave you beautiful and confident, instead of looking like you just stepped off of a reformer.

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