Here’s a link to my article published in the September/October IMPACT Magazine. It’s about my experience trying a Piloxing Class.
Yep, I said Piloxing.
I know. I’d never heard of it either.
Read all about it here.
It starts like this…
“Piloxing. It’s not a word I’d heard before. The first thing that came to mind was defuzzing sweaters or fluffing pillows. I mentally scanned all the fitness articles I’ve read recently, searching for some familiarity with the term. Nothing. To me, Piloxing was a brand new word.
Turns out, it is essentially a brand new word. Piloxing is a new fitness trend yet to become widely known in Canada. It an interval style class that is a hybrid of boxing and dance-inspired Pilates. It was born in the fitness studios of California, the brainchild of celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen. It blends the power of boxing with the emphasis on integrated movement that is central to Pilates. Think music, fast paced punching drills, core and strength work, and …if you’re lucky… a touch of dance-inspired of grace.
I arrived at the Crossing Dance Ministries studio in Calgary just as the instructor Andrea Dean was briefing participants on the central moves of Piloxing choreography. Andrea is the only certified Piloxing instructor in Western Canada, and has been offering several classes per week since September 2012 through two Calgary dance studios. I’m glad caught the briefing, because, let me be frank, “dance-inspired” and “choreography” are words not typically associated with my fitness regime. My dance career came to a screeching halt at about aged 10, as I headed toward a height more suited to the WNBA than the Nutcracker, and I may or may not have botched a few ballet recitals. I needed all the help I could get….”. Read more