Kettlenetics: Flowmotion Basics

Michelle Khai
Year Released: 2008

Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance , Kettlebell

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This is the first workout from the Kettlenetics Slim & Tone set, the set that started the genre of "kettlebell-inspired" workouts. By kettlebell-inspired, I mean workouts that use a light kettlebell to perform kettlebell style exercises at a faster pace, set to music, for a fun group class atmosphere. (Not with the intention of lifting as heavy as possible. Some moves may be "authentic", but other moves are not.)

The Kettlenetics workouts have received a lot of possitive buzz on VF, but honestly I was disappointed in Flowmotion Basics, for these reasons:

1. Music very slow and uninspiring.
2. Moves are done very slowly (like 8 counts for a halo. This is the only workout I've ever done that I actually had to count in my head to go slow enough, it was just s-o-o-o s-l-o-w.) There were bursts of doing some moves "double time", which seemed extremely fast. The pace never seemed logical and it never flowed well.
3. The infomercial makes it look choreographed and almost dancey or ballet inspired. It is not choreogrpahed, it's just sets of different moves with no flow from one move to the next. The closest thing to a ballet move is at one point she tells you to "flick" the leg to the side, but there are only a few reps of this move.
4. It was very beginner, and I thought it would be more intermediate from everything I've seen and read. When the 20 minutes was up, I didn't feel worked out, like I had wasted my workout time.

I like Kathy Smith's Kettlebell Solution so much more than Kettlenetics.

Instructor Comments:
Michelle seems nice but a little giggly.