I had punched. I had plied. I had sweat through my shirt.
And that was just the warm-up.
Piloxing is a high-energy class that combines elements of boxing, Pilates, dance and traditional aerobics. The music is loud and upbeat, and the moves are dynamic.
What to expect: If you are looking for a good workout, Piloxing is the class for you. I did not stop moving for the entire hour when I attended a Friday morning class. Unlike Zumba and circuit-style classes I have taken, there is no obvious break to get water or catch your breath.
Theres also no pausing to explain a move. Jill Heath, the instructor, does a good job of shouting out what you should be doing but that only works if you know the terminology. Someone unfamiliar with a jab might need to shuffle a bit to see what the instructor is doing and then begin. It could be overwhelming for a new exerciser.
What I thought: I thought I was in shape, but after an hour of Piloxing, I had myself reconsidering the thought. It was hard but in a good way.
My only difficulty was keeping rhythm with some of the dance-like moves – something I have trouble with in most aerobic classes. At least this one was fun!