Michael Olajide, Kathy Smith
Year Released: 1994

Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts

This is a fun video! I've been using it regularly for a few months now and I haven't gotten tired of it! It's broken out into several sections: warmup, stationary boxing, stick and move, three jumprope sections with stick and move in between each, then an aerobic cooldown and stretch. It's an excellent aerobic workout since you're constantly moving and the jumprope sections really get your heart rate up! The boxing moves are a lot fun. It requires some coordination to get the arms movements and footwork in sync, and you need to be light on your feet, but once you have it, you feel like you're moving with speed and agility. It makes a great change of pace if you want some variety in your workout.

Instructor Comments:
Michael Olajide seems so friendly! He cues fairly well and makes the workout fun. This is the only tape I have of Kathy Smith, so I don't have any others to compare to, but I don't have any complaints and she seems like a pretty good instructor. It's mostly Michael leading, although Kathy will throw in some pointers here and there. Michael and Kathy have a good rapport and it looks like they're having fun.