If you’re missing the Zumba classes at Core Fitness in Myrtle Beach, you might find that Piloxing is its fun, core-focused cousin.

Piloxing combines the “power, speed, and agility of boxing with the targeted sculpting, and flexibility of pilates.” Started by Viveca Jensen, Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer, Piloxing involves quick movements, dance music, and pilates exercises. The overall tone is fun, high-energy, and, at times, intense.

Amanda Rogers’ class began warming up with the boxing aspect of Piloxing. These moves focused a lot on pulling in your abs and working your arms. They added much needed cardio to the class. After about 30 minutes of fast boxing moves, she moved onto the pilates mat work. Much of the mat work included half-pushups in the plank position, crunches, and deliberate leg movements. Between the fast-paced cardio and core-focused exercises, Piloxing combines two important areas for anyone regardless of fitness level.

As someone who sporadically works out and attends various classes, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could keep up for the most part. Don’t think this means the class was easy by any means, though. Amanda made sure to encourage anyone in the class as soon as it looked like they were losing steam. I would absolutely recommend this class to someone trying to get back in the fitness cycle or a fitness fanatic who needs a low-impact, high-energy class to include in their routine.

You can bring weighted gloves, but they’re not necessary. I would highly recommend bringing a yoga mat for the mat work involved. You can go barefoot or wear your tennis shoes.

You can attend a Piloxing class at 8:30 on Wednesday mornings with Amanda Rogers. Schedules vary slightly from week to week, so make sure you’re checking the website or our Facebook page for updates!