Love pilates but want to mix it up? Say hello to piloxing, a workout that combines strength and femininity.
According to the New York Times, “piloxing was created about five years ago by Viveca Jensen, a former jazz dancer turned Pilates instructor who moved to Los Angeles from a small town near Stockholm 21 years ago.”
Jensen took boxing classes in Los Angeles and fell in love with the spor,t but she still felt the need to balance her body. Thus, piloxing was born to combine boxing’s physicality with pilate’s flexibility.
Don’t expect your normal pilates routine, though. Jensen does versions of leg lifts while standing up. Those brutal pilates ab moves, “the 100s,” also don’t exist (thank goodness). Jensen wants people to enjoy exercise: “This is about elongation, balance and flexibility, but then we might do a little cha-cha because I want people to feel feminine and have fun. It’s not that serious. I say shake your bum bum. It’s a workout class.” For those with autoimmune disease that have a bit more movement ability, this may be a great exercise for you.
Check out Piloxing.com to find an instructor near you.
Hannah Tice-Autoimmune Ally
Source: New York Times