Your Powerhouse – What is it?

Hot HIIT

In a Hot HIIT class, we spend a lot of time strengthening not only the abdominal muscles, but the lower back muscles, the glutes, the muscles around your hips, and the pelvic floor. These muscles work together to create a supportive corset for the trunk of your body. As a group, we refer to these muscles as your “Powerhouse”.

The term “Powerhouse” was created by Joseph Pilates to describe the place in the body from where all movement and energy stems. All movement should begin from the center and move outward to the limbs. It is the Powerhouse that gives us energy, strength, stability and control.

When we strengthen the muscles of the Powerhouse, our posture becomes supported and our shoulders can relax. Our chest opens, allowing it to expand and contract easily with the breath. The neck and head are aligned and can move more freely, and it relieves stress in the hips, legs and feet. So in your next Hot HIIT class, when the instructor tells you to pinch that penny in your bum and tighten up your glutes, pelvic floor, and stomach, tighten them up and find your center!

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Hot HIIT is a low impact, high intensity workout that uses interval training to sculpt and tone your body. You are going to work very hard for 20 seconds and then rest for 10. We do between 4 and 8 sets of each exercise. High intensity interval training burns a maximum amount of fat and calories during class. HIIT also creates the after effect, during which your body is still working after class, burning calories and fat.

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