Kimberly Spreen
Year Released: 2004

Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts

I tend to prefer step and hi/lo to kickboxing, but I keep a few kickboxing workouts for those times when I feel I need the variety and/or the opportunity to get some aggression out.

Kimberley leads the workout with two background exercisers. She doesnít interact with them much, but I felt she interacted with the home exerciser well. I felt engaged by her. I stopped the workout at the 25-minute mark and added on a bit more cardio. There is a fairly long cool down I didnít do. The set is fairly plain Ė a workout studio with some shelves behind the exercisers. There was music, but I donít remember anything about it. You do need enough space to move a few feet side to side and front to back, but could modify if you donít have that much room.

The workout ended up being fun Ė but, I wasnít sure if I was going to like it through part of the workout. Kimberley gives good form pointers, but does not teach how to do the moves, so this is not a good workout for kickboxing beginners to start with. I found her really motivating Ė partially because I liked her personality and partially because she cues well. This workout stresses punches more than kicks, although there is a mix of both throughout the workout.

This is a workout I decided to keep for now because I like having some shorter workouts for those time-crunched periods. Weíll see if I do it over time.

Instructor Comments:
I really like her in this workout. She is motivating and is a good instructor.

Laura S.