Gemma Simmonds, a learning and development manager from London, attended a Piloxing class run at Push Studios in East Dulwich.
‘The class sounded like the perfect way to continue to tone my troublesome areas – arms and stomach – so I signed up straight away.
‘It isn’t for the faint hearted, I used to come out of Zumba bright red and sweating, and this is even more intense.
‘It is interval training which combines boxing, standing Pilates, even a little bit of dance, and all at 145 beats a minute, which is exhausting but gets the endorphins going. I am hooked and it now forms a key part of my fitness regime.’
Shara Tochia, 28, from Clerkenwell, London, has also tried Piloxing and has seen an increase in booking for the classes via her website Fitness-freak.com.
‘Piloxing is a combination of two great fitness disciplines, boxing and pilates. An all over body workout starting at your core.
Piloxing is a fitness program that blends the best of Pilates, boxing and dance into a high-energy interval workout that incorporates interval and barefoot training to burn maximum calories and increase stamina.