Body Blast: Kick, Punch and Crunch

Cathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2003

Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts

On cardio work, I am an intermediate to advanced exerciser, depending on my mood and energy level for the day. I enjoy complex choreography and my favorite instructors are Christi Taylor, Kari Anderson, and Marcus Irwin. I do kickboxing workouts as a “break” from these types of workouts and as a way to cross train. My favorite kickboxing workouts are the Powerstrike Millennium workouts, #1 and 2. I had heard so much about Kick, Punch, and Crunch that I wanted to see it. A generous VFer loaned it to me.

I wouldn’t classify this workout as a pure kickboxing workout, but a kickboxing-like workout with some pure kickboxing moves and some cardio moves with a kickboxing flavor. It is a fun workout and the time just seems to fly with it. On the other hand, it has a lot of high-impact moves and the low-impact variations I came up with to substitute didn’t seem to flow as well as the high-impact moves being done on the screen. It doesn’t seem to occur to Cathe to give lower-impact modifications.

It is the same set Cathe has used for awhile and there are two background exercisers with her. The music is good and helps drive the workout. Cathe gives full and complete explanations. She also seems more interactive with the home exerciser than I’m used to and I was drawn into keeping up with because she was so motivational.

Instructor Comments:
She is so professional. I love the way she gives directions and seems to know where the problems will occur for people.

Laura S.