Why the PILOXING Workouts Combine Styles for the Best Results

We all know that variety in your workouts is important to prevent plateauing, and lets face it, boredom. It’s fun to switch up your group fitness classes, and at PILOXING, we think the best workouts combine styles for a robust workout.

The way our founder Vivica sees it, why stick to just one? Why not combine the classic principles of Pilates with the heart-pumping punches of kickboxing, while switching up your regular workout routine?

Combining styles within a workout can improve endurance, prevent you from plateauing, and give your body a chance to heal while working on other muscle groups. That's how our PILOXING classes were developed—by combining the fun and challenging elements of classic exercise techniques into one class. Read on to learn more about how our classes combine workout styles, and how this can help your workout routine!

 

PILOXING + BOXING = PILOXING SSP 

Pilates is a series of about 500 exercises inspired by calisthenics, yoga, and ballet. Joseph Pilates introduced the workout into America in the 1920s as a way to rehabilitate injured athletes and dancers. Pilates lengthens and stretches all major muscle groups, and each exercise has its own placement, rhythm, and breathing pattern. The benefits of Pilates are endless- here are a few.

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased muscle strength and tone
  • Enhanced muscular control
  • Improved stabilization of your spine
  • Rehabilitation or prevention of injuries 
  • Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
  • Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased body awareness

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Boxing is an amazing workout, covering all areas of the body while providing a good balance between cardio and resistance training. This high impact, vigorous workout will whip you into shape! Here are just a few of the benefits of boxing as exercise:

Benefits of boxing

  • Sculpted muscles
  • Burned calories
  • Relieve stress
  • Improved coordination
  • Increased  athletic ability
  • Enhanced cardiovascular health
  • Better hand-eye coordination

PILOXING SSP is a unique combination of Pilates, boxing, and dance into one total body workout guaranteed to make you sweat. The longer, leaner muscles, improved flexibility, strength, better control, coordination, and endurance throughout the body will have you coming back for more!


BOXING + BARRE = PILOXING BARRE 

Barre class may look like ballet, but add some boxing moves, and it packs a real punch! Barre class infuses the elements of Pilates, yoga, and ballet while using the barre as a stability too. Barre class uses high reps of small range of motion movements while using the barre as a prop to balance while you focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while focusing on contracting a specific set of muscles). A barre class offers many benefits, including:

Benefits of barre

  • Target every muscle group
  • Low impact
  • Low risk of injury
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve your posture
  • Connect your mind and body through tight, precise movements

PILOXING BARRE utilizes the same fundamental disciplines of Pilates and Boxing, and brings it to the barre! This 45 minute cardio program uses the ballet barre as a stability and resistance tool, allowing you to lengthen, strengthen, and box your heart out at the bar!

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PILATES + KICKBOXING + PLYOMETRICS = PILOXING KNOCKOUT 

Plyometrics, also called jump training, or plyo, are “exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power.” You’ll definitely feel powerful executing box jumps, plyo push ups, and jump squats! These exercises are typically done with bodyweight or very light weights. Here’s why you’ll feel so powerful after a plyo class:

Benefits of plyometrics

  • Improve endurance
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Improve agility
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Make your muscles powerful

Kickboxing combines martial arts techniques and boxing with fast paced, heart pumping cardio for a high energy, total body workout. Here are some of the benefits of taking a kickboxing class:

BENEFITS OF kickboxing

  • Upper and lower body muscle training
  • Increased heart rate
  • Improve coordination
  • Defense skills
  • Burn calories
  • Reduce stress

PILOXING KNOCKOUT blends Pilates, plyometrics principles, and kickboxing, for a 30-minute, fierce group fitness class. KNOCKOUT suits individuals of all fitness levels, as the impact of plyometrics and sports drills is safely experienced and significantly reduced by the addition of Pilates principles into the workout. Break boundaries and gain results with KO!

DANCE + AEROBICS = PILOXING's THE MIX 

Aerobics classes are considered any form of physical exercise that combines rhymic moves with stretching and strength training routines. Running, biking, gymnastics, step class, boxing, and even vacuuming are considered aerobic exercises! The health benefits of a cardiovascular workout like aerobics classes are amazing! Here are just a few:

BENEFITS OF aerobics

  • Weight control
  • Reduced risk of health problems
  • Improved bone and muscle health
  • Strengthen your immune system  
  • Build cardiorespiratory fitness, stamina, and endurance

What are the benefits of dance? Well, just see for yourself how much fun these people are having!

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Piloxing’s THE MIX was introduced as a PILOXING program in early 2018. Inspired by the commercial dance scene in Los Angeles, THE MIX’s hip hop and jazz dance styles are incredibly fun and so entertaining. You’ll be addicted to this fun dance exercise class immediately!

 

Not only does combining workout styles keep your workout schedule fun, it works different muscle groups to keep you from plateauing, and to strengthen, lengthen, and tone multiple areas of the body. Work multiple class styles into your weekly workout routine to experience a multitude of class intensities and styles, and most importantly, have fun! Your workout is just that—yours! So make it the best you can with combining different class styles and keeping your workouts interesting and new.

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