5 No-Equipment Pilates & Boxing Moves You Can Do at Home

"Piloxing" will make you dance and sweat in no time.

March 4, 2016
piloxing uppercut knee up
1/6 Photograph courtesy of Viveca Jensen
5 No-Equipment Pilates & Boxing Moves

You've torched serious calories in a Pilates class and channeled your (not-so) inner rage into power at a boxing session, but it finally might be time to merge the two together for a series of Piloxing workouts. 

The workout, which was created by Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen, fuses the two popular styles into a toning and strengthening session you can perform right at home. 

More: 27 No-Equipment Exercises You Can Do At Home

Ready to get started? Grab a pair of weighted gloces—or go glove-less—and do 10 to 20 repetitions of each exercise on each side. 

balance and reach piloxing
2/6 Photograph courtesy of Viveca Jensen
Balance Reach

Start position:
A: Balance on right leg, reaching the left leg out to the side and toes are touching the floor. Right arm is reaching up and left arm is reaching down towards the floor. Core is engaged.

B: Contract the core to reposition the upper body to an upright position. Lift left leg out to the side. 

C: Cross the left leg behind the right leg and reach with the right hand toward your left foot

core control
3/6 Photograph courtesy of Viveca Jensen
Core Control

Start position:
A: Lunge with right leg back, arms reaching out towards side.  

B: Push off with right leg and lean forward in 45 degrees, arms reaching forward

C: Step into a side-squat, arms extended towards ceiling. Repeat from start position.

skate box piloxing
4/6 Photograph courtesy of Viveca Jensen
Skate Box

Start position:
A: Stand up with feet parallel and arms in boxing guard position. 

B: Step right leg back crossing your left leg, rotate torso, and jab with right arm in same direction as leg. Step back to the starting position. 

C: Step left leg back crossing your right leg, rotate torso, and jab with left arm in the same direction as leg. 

piloxing uppercut knee up
5/6 Photograph courtesy of Viveca Jensen
Upper Cut, Knee Up

Start position:
A: Stand with right leg behind you, arms in boxing guard, fists turned with palms facing towards you.  

B: Pull up the right knee, simultaneously upper cut with left arm.  Return foot to the floor.

C: Execute upper cut with right arm.

hook it piloxing
6/6 Photograph courtesy of Viveca Jensen
Hook It

Start position:
A: Stand in boxing guard position with feet parallel and core engaged.

B: Contract core muscles and rotate the right leg, hip and torso to execute a boxing hook with the right arm.

C: Return to guard position and repeat the move on the left side.

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