Piloxing: My First Class

That lunchtime yoga class I meant to take this afternoon? It didn’t happen.

But a different exercise class did!

piloxing

Have you guys heard of Piloxing?

According to the Piloxing website, the workout “uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat torching and muscle sculpting workout guaranteed to whip you into shape.”

When we moved to Ocala and I saw Piloxing on the group exercise schedule at my gym, I was very intrigued, but all of the classes were offered in the afternoon and since I like to workout in the morning, I never took one.

As lunchtime approached and I thought about going to yoga like I planned, I just wasn’t in the mood. My head wasn’t in the right place (it would’ve been a yoga class like this one, I’m sure), so I looked up the group exercise schedule at my gym.

Piloxing at noon? Sounds good!

I went to the class expecting a Tae-Bo type kickboxing workout. I’m not sure why I thought “kickboxing” because the class description doesn’t reference kickboxing at all, but that’s where my head went!

In actuality, the class incorporated a lot of boxing and jumping to get you nice and sweaty and paired the quick cardiovascular movements with stationary bodyweight Pilates movements that made my muscles burn.

The class wasn’t as challenging as Physique 57 in my opinion (that class really fired up my muscles), but the short, repetitive movements reminded me of that class a bit.

I found myself smiling throughout the class like a total goober, which obviously meant I had a good time. It reminded me a bit of Jazzercise in that regard. I really enjoy workouts where I’m jumping around like a lunatic and doing fast bursts of explosive cardio movements, so I loved the boxing aspects of the workout. A fun one for sure!

Lunch

After my workout, I came home ready to dig into lunch.

I made myself a veggie pizza bowl! 

veggie pizza bowl

I combined the leftover turkey pepperoni from our pizza night on Tuesday with chicken, sliced zucchini and eggplant in a small pan. I topped everything with marinara and shredded cheese and stirred it together until the cheese melted into the tomato sauce, thickening it up a bit.

chicken veggies marinara

After topping it off with parmesan cheese, it was time to dig in!

veggies marinara

For some reason, it felt like I was eating dinner for lunch. I guess this dish seemed more like something I would eat at dinnertime, perhaps because it was hot and took a little more time to prepare than a simple lunch.

Back to work!

Question of the Afternoon

  • What was the last group exercise class you took? What did you think?
  • What is your favorite group exercise class?

My favorite group exercise classes are BodyPump and Jazzercise. Both are a blast and I really wish my current gym offered them!

Comments

  1. Katie says

    I love Zumba and my gym also has a group kick class that is fun. I enjoy them both but I always feel pretty awkward hehe! I really need to start working out in the morning so my head doesn’t get in the way of my workouts.

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  2. says

    Ah I am so glad you posted this!! I want to teach BodyCombat (which I think you would LOVE, by the way), but my gym is already full of instructors and they’re not really looking for anyone, they’re already fighting over classes as is! I want to instruct it eventually, but another nearby gym just started offering Piloxing, I will have to look into it. I love Pilates AND boxing, so it could be good!

    I also loooove BodyPump. Truly changes the shape of your body. Barre classes are fab, too. And yoga! Oh man, I am a class whore.

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  3. Melissa says

    Julie I’m obsessed with piloxing. I’m certified to teach! Have been going in LA since ’08 when my boyfriend’s roommate introduced me. Crazy it made itself to Ocala.

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  4. Sanaz "Leah" Ebrahimi says

    I just came back from my Rooftop Yoga class tonight! Yogi with the stars right above me and fabulous music was just what I needed after a long day at work in the office! :-) ahhh
    But I LOVE Body Pump and just returned to my first class yesterday after taking some time off from the gym. I am SOO sore but it feels great! I wish my gym offered this Piloxing stuff though! Sounds fun! Love your ambition girl!!

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  5. says

    I have taken a few Piloxing classes. I really like it. The first time I did not use the weighted gloves but the next time I did. I know they don’t weigh much at all but I could tell a big difference! I leave there sweating! I also love TRX!

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  6. says

    Because it rhymes with boxing perhaps ;) ? The only thing i would change about my gym is that they don’t offer classes…I generally prefer working out solo but it would be a nice change every so often!

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