Quick Fix Total Cardio KickJanis Saffell
Year Released: 2004
Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts
I love this workout! And to think I almost did not buy it because I thought it would be too easy or not exciting enough for me. This little gem has got to be one of the best bargans of 2004 and here are my reasons why:
Janis Saffell - is well known in the fitness industry as one of the best kickboxing instructors out there today. Many moons ago, I purchased her CIA 9809 All New Kickbox Express Workout and did not really click with her teaching style or the workout. But in QF, she is exceptional. Besides being encouraging and down to earth, her cuing and form pointers are clear and consise.
The three ten minute segments - are divided into upper body, lower body and core work. These segments are chaptered on dvd so you can easily do one, two, or all three workouts at a time. The time clock featured at the corner of the tv screen is also a big plus!
The choreography - is basic and easy to learn. Since it is a kickboxing workout, you can make it as easy or as hard as you want it to be. It is truly a workout that beginners to intermediate-low advanced exercisers can do. There are two background exercisers working out with Janis and one of them shows modifications for all the moves. For example, don't want to do kicks, do knee raises instead. Don't like high impact (jumping jacks) follow the low impact version the background exerciser shows you. You also don't need a lot of room to do the moves which is one of the reasons why I did not care much for her CIA 9809 production.
The set and other audio/visuals - are fantastic and very professional. The set is open and airy, the workout outfits look great, and the music, while not vocals, is pretty good.
I got my dvd for only $9.95 and again, this is the best money I've spent on a workout in a while. I'm a fairly advanced exerciser and I mostly use this video as an add-on to other workouts. If you are beginning an exercise program or if you are advanced and want to get a good kickboxing workout that is not done at warp-speed but is a good, effective, and relatively safe workout, Quick Fix will probably work for you.