Friday, April 1, 2011

HELLO KITTY GYM Pics & Jeanette Jenkins Kickboxing Bootcamp Review

Today: Finally getting the Hello Kitty gym pics up! Went with the light blue paint. Was very close to going with pink but was afraid I would tire of it....What do you think???? You can click on the photos to make them bigger :) or check them out on Fitness For the Rest of Us' facebook page here

This Weekend: I hope to plant some of the seeds I bought last weekend. I got hot peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, and herbs. Also going to get a cute fairy tattoo w/ a friend tomorrow -woot! And I need to finish a baby blanket I am crocheiting for a friends shower in late April. Grocery shopping and cooking. Need to get to Costco. Busy weekend!

Today's Review: The Hollywood Trainer: Kickboxing Bootcamp
Jeanette Jenkins, 2003

Jeanette leads this kickboxing + strength w/o in a really nice outdoor courtyard! She works out with 2 b/g exercisers. The dvd is chaptered very well so you can select the combo you want to do or play all for a nice 50 min workout. You will need dumbbells for this workout.

I like that she combines straight forward kickboxing moves into simple routines but doesnt rep you to death. Jeanette does a great job keeping things moving along w/out rushing us- very good balance. This w/o includes kickboxing, sculpting, balance & core work. She finishes the w/o with a few quick ab moves & a stretch.

Kickboxing exercises include: knee ups, balancing rear kick, double jab to the corners, knee pull- heel tap (really hits the abs & obliques), various punhces & punch combos (jab, cross, upper, hook), various kicks & kick combos (slap kick, roundhouse, front kick, etc.), punch kick combos. Strength exercises include: pliet w/ clean & press, pushups, statick lunge w/ bi curl, dip-knee up-bi curl, pliet upright row/ shoulder raise, glute lift-delt raise, rotator cuff -glute lift, crunches & double crunches.

I am a huge fan of Jeanette and this w/o didnt disappoint! I would rate this a solid intermediate w/o that would be easy to to modify up or down. I wore my weighted gloves & added some plyos for a nice calorie burn. Oh they do wear and refer to HR monitors & calorie burn often in this w/o. She has a great energy & you can tell she is enjoying herself. (I didnt receive this dvd to review but I won it in a FB contest WOOTWOOT!)

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  1. Your gym looks good! I think you made the right choice with the blue paint, because it allows all your pink Hello Kitty memorabilia to stand out.

  2. Love, love, love your Hello Kitty gym!!! I think it's cool that you joined your love of exercise with your collection of HK stuff. HK is just pure fun and makes me smile :-)

  3. thank you ladies!!!! I am happy w/ the color and Im CERTAIN that I am now burning more calories ;) hehe