Why Piloxing?

If you want to get in shape by unleashing your inner Rocky while feeling like you’re in a scene from Flashdance then Piloxing is for you.

  • Work out is both fat-burning and body sculpting.Weighted gloves are worn and pumping music played

  • Pil-what-ing? It might sound like a vaccination programme or a take on the vintage pill box hat but Piloxing actually is the hot, new way to get fit.¬†The workout combines moves from Pilates and boxing so it’s both fat-burning and body sculpting. ¬†Weighted gloves are worn to work the muscles further and, like the popular Zumba class, all the moves are performed in time with a pumping music track.

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.
She said:

‘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.