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Piloxing: the next big fitness craze?
IT MIGHT sound strange mixing the serenity of pilates with the aggression of boxing and the high tempo of dance, but the trend of Piloxing is taking off.
Classes kicked off in north Kent earlier this month and have already proved popular.
Instructor Becky Grumbridge, better known as Becky G, take classes at Cascades and Cygnet Leisure centre among others places.
She told Vibe that the appeal is to blend the power, speed and agility of boxing with the sculpting and flexibility of Pilates, with added dance moves.
Becky said: “It may not sound like they go together but the fusion is fantastic because you take the high intensity level of boxing and mix it with pilates.
“It’s high-low, high-low – it’s the biggest way to burn fat.”
At the session Vibe attended at Cygnet Leisure Centre in Northfleet at 10am on a Monday, the class was one place off capacity with a mixture of women and a handful of men.
The class was high intensity to a soundtrack of fast-remixed chart tunes, all bare foot and with a few wearing weighted gloves to tone the arms and increase the cardiovascular workout.
Created by a Swedish-American woman, Viveca Jensen, Becky said it was mainly women attracted to the classes.
She said: “At the centre of Piloxing is the connection that being feminine is powerful, assisting women to attain a sleek, sexy and powerful self-image.”
Becky G teaches Piloxing at Cygnets, Northfleet, at 10am Mondays, Hoo Village Institute at 8.30pm Wednesdays, Fleetdown Community Centre, Dartford, at 7pm Thursdays, Cascades, Gravesend, at 9.15am on Fridays.
Go to beckygfitness.co.uk
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