Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WIN: POW Susan Chungs Rapid Fire: Kick, Box, & Core Burn Review & Giveaway

Ends: 3-14.11

I recently had the opporutnity to host a giveaway for Susan Chung's Rapid Fire: Kick, Box & Core Burn dvd. As you may or may not recall- she was generous enough to donate TWO dvds! So I thought it would be fun to use the remaining dvd as a giveaway on Matter of Cents Fun Fan Giveaway event. 

Super easy to enter: add your name to this form and then like me on facebook and Matter of Cents on facebook. And dont forget to agree to the terms & conditions here. Thats it! 

Matter of Cents has a TON of awesome giveaways going on right now so be sure to check those out while youre there!

Review: Review: Rapid Fire: Kick, Box & Core Burn
Susan Chung, 2010 ***** (5 of 5 stars)

This is an 83 minute cardio kickboxing workout that has a real cardio kickboxing gym class feel to it.  Its chaptered extremely well so you can choose the length of your workout and includes PLENTY of premixes ranging from 25- 45 minutes. Susan works out in an authentic looking kickboxing gym w/ 3 background exercisers- 1 showing lower impact modifications. Optional equipment includes medicine/ weighted ball, heavy bag, boxing or weighted gloves.

Main sections include: Warmup (8 min), Shadow Boxing (18 min), Aerobic Kickboxing (21 min),  Heavy Bag (13 min), Standing Core/Abs Ball Work (8 min), Floor Core/Abs Ball Work (8 min), and Stretch (6 min). Moves include: punch & kick combos, shuffling, jacks, etc. and lots of great standing and floor core work.

LOVED every section in this workout! I really enjoy boxing and kickboxing but am not into overly choreographed routines- this fits the bill perfectly! This workout is very unique to any other dvd I've tried (thats saying a lot), it reminds me of an authentic cardio kickboxing gym workout. So much variety to keep you interested and the time really flew by. I love that its chaptered so well and has so many premixes- making it super versatile.

I dont have a heavy bag but didnt feel that I was missing anything in the bag work by not having one. If you have a bag- I would say this w/o is a must have! Great core work, great cardio, great toning/slimming work! In the shadow boxing section Susan and crew hold 1 lb weights- WOW great upper body workout! I will def feel it in my lats & shoulders tomorrow. The core sections they use a 6 lb core ball and that really made the work tough, fun, and unique (lots of new moves here!).

I would rate this a high intermediate workout that really got my heartrate up- easy to modify up or down and appropriate for most levels. I was drenched in sweat by the end.  I really like Susan as a lead- loved her energy and demeanor are fantastic and her cuing was spot on! Highly recommend this workout and can't wait for more from Susan. I received a copy of this workout to review.


  1. Thanks for the heads up on this. It looks super fun.


  2. Just pointing out this is for U.S. residents only, according to the terms and conditions.