Category Archives: Group Fitness

Summertime Beginner-mediate Step!

As always, all combos 32-count, self-reversing, and 100% tapless. I think combo A and C are more intermediate. Combo B was initially the tricky one I referred to here, but I simplified it after thinking it was too tricky the … Continue reading

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Cardio Kickboxing Choreography Video!

My primary ‘breakdown’ method for cardio kickboxing is “repetition reduction.” In other words, 8 blocks and 8 rear kicks, then 4 of each, then down to 2… add on the next move, etc. Like my step videos, these videos are … Continue reading

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A Treatise on “Mirroring” (Facing Your Class) While Teaching Group Fitness

When to Mirror It’s stupid not to mirror the class during cool down, stretch, and the very beginning of warm-up. I almost don’t like saying “stupid.” It’s mean. It’s a rather extreme statement. But it’s true. It MAKES NO SENSE … Continue reading

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I Get Carried Away by EDM (Electronic Dance Music): Bad Step Aerobics Choreography

I recently received my second custom step mix, filled with plenty of my EDM favs. I put it on in the basement, listened to track #13 , “Beam Me Up” too many times in a row, and worked out a … Continue reading

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Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Workout Music: Custom Step Mix #2!

YEAAAAAAA! So excited that I’ve just received my second custom step aerobics mix from 32 Mix, featuring quite a bit of EDM (Electronic Dance Music.) However, I made an effort to add variety, as I know not everyone enjoys and … Continue reading

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Kettlebell Research – Good Science?

I had a professor in college who ranted about research with small sample sizes. It seemed to really tick him off. I can’t even remember the class (I think it was a marketing class), but I clearly remember that point. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Beginner-Mediate Step Choreography Routine #3

Happy New Year! Of course, it’s well known that the new year is a big time in fitness centers, so that means new people in our fitness classes. That means that we’d better make our step choreography slightly easier than … Continue reading

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My First Custom Step Mix

I’ve been teaching step aerobics for over 14 years now. For those of you not familiar, we instructors buy our own music and it needs to be specially made for aerobics. First, the pace is consistent. Second, the downbeat is … Continue reading

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Video: Beginner-Mediate Step Aerobics Choreography Routine 2

Step Routine #2! I ended up teaching this choreo with a 3rd combo that was a variation from the first step routine that I filmed, so I only recorded the 2 new combos in this video. I hate when my … Continue reading

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HIIT Kickboxing Routine with Video

I actually put this routine together in May of 2010. I remember exactly when because my birthday is in May & I needed to renew my drivers’ license. I was reading “Muscle & Fitness Hers” magazine while waiting & they … Continue reading

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