Instructor and trainer Philip Hicks gets the heart rate up with jabs, uppercuts and roundhouse kicks. Then he slows it down with sculpting moves that target the core.
Piloxing was created by celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen. The practice is meant to blend the power, speed and agility of boxing with the sculpting and flexibility of Pilates, Jensen says on her website.
Hicks said it is also a interval workout, bringing the heart rate up in intense moves then slowing it back down. Interval workouts are said to burn the most calories.
Hicks throws in some dance moves, including the Tootsie Roll and salsa, to add some fun to the class.
"You're going to get a full body workout," he said. "And burn a lot of calories."
Hunger Games workout: Held at MAC Timonium, Hunt Valley and Harbor East locations. macwellness.com.
Yoga on paddleboard: Held at Dundee Creek in Gunpowder Falls State Park. Free clinics during Paddlefest on May 12. Regular classes to start in May. ultimatewatersports.com
SPRI Step360: Held at Bare Hills Racquet and Fitness Club in Baltimore County. barehills.com
Piloxing: Held at Big Vanilla Fitness Club in Pasadena. bigvanilla.com. It also may be offered at other area gyms.