POMEROY — Piloxing, a combination of Pilates and boxing, which is geared to not only a variety of physical health improvements, but a self-confidence and ability to promote personal empowerment in everyday life, has been added to the exercise programming at the Meigs Senior Citizens Center.
Tracey Smith is instructor in the new exercise program with classes being held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
“We have the half-pound weighted gloves that you use in Piloxing, so just come in your workout clothes,” she said.
She described Piloxing which is a mix of Pilates and boxing, as a new inter-disciplinary program which is geared to making women more powerful while assisting them in developing a better self image.
That is achieved, said Smith, through dance moves which incorporate the use of gloves to add a muscular and cardio challenge to the movements. She emphasized that the program is suitable to all ages, and that anyone interested is welcome to come by and watch Piloxing in action.
Piloxing is another component of exercising for better health which is being added to other fitness lifestyle classes offered at the Center. Spin classes and lifestyle weight management along with personal training by professional, certified trainers are available. In the Wellness Center is a variety of exercise equipment including treadmills, recumbent bicycles, rowing machines, elliptical trainers, weights and weight machines are available.
An emphasis of the Senior Center programming is on living well while aging recognizing that regular exercise and socializing are components of a healthy lifestyle.