Michael Olajide, Kathy Smith
Year Released: 1994

Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts

Aerobox is a unique intermediate to advanced workout that's great for cross-training purposes. It has lots of interesting camera shots, alternating black and white cinematography, and a long instructional segment on proper form. The music sounds more like something you might hear on an ESPN sports show soundtrack rather than typical "aerobic mix" music.

The video is taught almost entirely by a male boxer, Michael Olajide, and would be masculine enough for most guys. This is not a beginner video--it requires coordination, upper body strength (for the fast punches) and the ability to be light on your feet. The jumprope segments may be too aerobically intense and/or too high impact for some, as well. If it's too intense you can always start by doing those sections with no jumprope, though you can't exactly modify the impact level.

I work out with advanced level tapes, and I tend to choose this tape on an "easy day" or when I just need something a little bit different.