Post # 1
I’m trying a class tonight at my gym for the first time. From the name I can assume it’s a Pilates/boxing hybrid. I looked it up on youtube and it’s a high energy, intense cardio workout. Looks awesome! My only question is how many calories on average does it burn? I track my workouts and what I eat, so I’d really like to have some idea.
One site I read said between 400-900. What is this, the cable company?? 🙂
Would love to hear from someone who’s done it before! Thanks!
Post # 2
i do it all the time, it’s a great core workout and a lot of fun. it’s exactly what it sounds like, pilates and boxing. i’ve never done either seperately to compare to either but its a ton of plies, squats, side kicks, boxing-style punching and very fast-paced. the 400-900 calories sounds about right. it’s about a 50 minute workout with stretching and at the end we do floor work including crunches and donkey kicks at the end. i highly suggest a fitbit or other pedometer that tracks calories burned, they really help with that stuff.
Post # 3
MissAmericanPie: Yeah, I plan on getting a HRM when I get a chance. I have a gift card for Best Buy, just need to find the time to go over there!
I work pretty intensely i.e. keep up with the instructor in my other classes, so I’m probably closer to the 900. For all intents and purposes, I’ll low ball it with 500 today and rely on the HRM in the future. I’m glad you gave it such a positive review!!
Post # 4
The calories burned isn’t just intensity, though certainly that plays a large role. It’s also your sustained heart rate relative to your size (height, weight, and muscle mass). So, if you’re an average 5’5, 150 pound female, you’ll burn fewer calories than a 5’9, 250 pound female and even fewer than someone with lots of lean muscle. Definitely invest in a heart rate monitor, but in the mean time, Google can help you calculate loose estimates based on your size.