Piloxing With Purpose Combines Fitness With Fundraising

Proceeds from the pilates-boxing fusion class will benefit Autism Speaks.


If you’ve missed any of the previous Pilates with Purpose events—an ongoing series of workout classes led by instructor Hanneke Antonelli to benefit various charities—you’ll have another chance to do good while getting fit this weekend.

Piloxing with Purpose, which will take place on June 7 at 11 a.m. in front of Quincy Market, blends fitness and philanthropy, with some day drinking thrown in for good measure. Antonelli and UFC fighter John “Doomsday” Howard will lead a Pilates-boxing fusion class, with an after party to follow at Anthem Kitchen + Bar. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Autism Speaks, an autism research and advocacy group.

Tickets for the class and after party are $25, or, if Sunday morning workouts aren’t your style, $15 for the after party only. Participants should bring a mat, and are encouraged to wear blue in support of autism awareness.