Aerobox

Michael Olajide, Kathy Smith
Year Released: 1994

Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts


This is an old one but a good one! No kicking in this, just punches and jump roping. There is a warmup, Stationary Boxing, a Stick and Move/Jumprope circuit and a cooldown. The whole thing runs about 50 minutes.

This workout is intermediate/advanced. I would say it is one of the harder videos from the Kathy Smith line. Although they don't do it in the video, I wear one and a half pound weighted gloves during the Stationary Boxing and Stick and Move sections for more arm toning. The moves are not really complicated but so fast that you have to concentrate. The jump roping section is tough. I've never actually done the jump rope section with a jump rope but I still get a darned good workout!

The jump roping section is also in Kathy Smith's Personal Trainer DVD, but I would recommend doing the complete Aerobox by itself to really do the workout the way it is supposed to be done.

Regarding the quality of the video, I would have preferred for it not to be shot like an MTV video because it's sometimes confusing to tell just how you're supposed to stand when Kathy and Michael are at a diagonal weird camera angle. But it's a minor complaint for me overall.

Worth taking a look at.

Instructor Comments:
Kathy is a little bit out of her element in this video in terms of form and keeping up, but Michael Olijade is the one to watch.

Lady D

04/23/2006