30 Minutes to Fitness: Stepboxing

Kelly Coffey-Meyer
Year Released: 2011

Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts , Step Aerobics

I just did workout 1 from KCM's Stepboxing. I have to say I enjoyed this in spite of the 'step' part. I prefer boxing over kboxing because I don't do well when my legs and arms are both moving opposite, so I wasn't sure I would like the addition of step. The set is the same as her previous workout, music is instrumental {which I prefer} and has a nice solid beat {which even I can manage to follow}, the stretch music is soothing with a beach waves background. Kelly teaches two combos add-on style, previewing some of the punches in the warmup. I didn't find the step part that confusing but concentrated more on the punches, marching in place during the 'steppier' parts which weren't that many, until I could join in again {I can catch on later}. The pace was slow enough so I could put a lot of power into my punches, which to me is the whole point of boxing workouts, but not so slow that it was boring; holding light weights would definatly be an option also.

I just finished Kelly's second workout. This one was more complicated with 3 combos but also more intense I had to walk around for a few minutes to cool down before heading to the stretch, and then sidestepped while doing the UB stretches {my HR was 145}. Kelly teaches the step portion first then goes back to add in punches, which I feel could have had a larger role in the overall workout. I have a habit of doing Kelly's premixes more than the actual 1 or 2 workouts, so I'll start on those next week. I read Tiny's rave about the Dumbbell and Boxing Drills premix which sounds wonderful!

Instructor Comments:
Kelly is as encouraging and fun as always.