NO TIME TO EXERCISE? We have the solution for you ? the 10 Minute Solution! Instructor Keli Roberts has developed 5 distinctive and supereffective bootcamp-inspired kickboxing workouts, each one specially-designed to whitt... more »le your body into tip-top shape and each one only 10 minutes. Split them into 5 separate workouts, or mix and match to hit your own unique problem areas ? or do all of them together for one total-body 50 minute workout! BASIC TRAINING This focused "get-you-going" segment really lays the groundwork for your total-body fitness goals. Use it as a starting point to prepare for the other segments, or as a stand-alone, calorie-busting workout. UTIMATE BUNS & THIGHS If a toned, tight, strong lower body is what you desire, you?ll find it here! These 10 minutes are jam-packed with fat-burning moves and some unique exercises you?ve never seen or done before ? and they work! ARM & SHOULDER SCULPTOR Get ready to chisel and sculpt that upper body. This ultra-effective program leads you through punches, jabs and upper cuts and utilizes light hand weights for even faster results. WASHBOARD ABS Everyone wants tight, flat abs and with this program you can get them! Keli combines time-proven abdominal exercises with some ground-breaking techniques so that you?ll see REAL results ? fast! FAT BURNING BLAST This energetic segment is all about getting your heart rate up and your body weight down! The Fat Burning Blast is an excellent complement to any of the other segments, or ? done alone ? it?s an action- packed, ultraefficient way to blast away calories and burn carbs« less
"As with the other DVDs in the 10-Minute Solution series, Kickbox Bootcamp features five 10-minute workouts. You can pick one for a quick 10-mintue blast, follow all five in sequence for a killer 50-minute routine, or mix and match them as you wish to get just the workout you want. The 10-Minute Solution series is all about flexibility-one reason why I own several DVDs of the series. The instructor on this DVD is Keli Roberts. The five workouts, all with some element of kickboxing flavor, are:
Basic Training: This segment is basically "Beginner Kickboxing"-a good starting point for people who haven't had much kickboxing experience; however, I still found it a great workout even though I have been doing kickboxing for about a year. While teaching you the basic punches and kicks that will be used throughout the DVD, Keli keeps your heart rate up with faux jump roping, boxer shuffle, and other cardio moves.
Ultimate Buns and Thighs: This segment incorporates kicks into a lower body workout that includes lunges and plies. The method Keli uses to teach kicking is quite simple and effective. This was a good workout. I didn't feel the burn as much as in the TamiLee Webb "I Want Those Buns!" workout, but then Keli doesn't use quite so much repetition and it therefore wasn't as hard on my knees.
Arm and Shoulder Sculptor: Here we switch to an upper body focus using light hand weights to get more benefit out of the punches. I started with the 5-pound hand weights I use for at-home upper-body work, but had to switch to 2-pounders to keep up with Keli's fast pace. She also does some quick punching sequences in between weight segments. I really liked this workout and, from the look of Keli's upper body, I'd say she knows what she's doing!
Fat-Burning Blast: This segment definitely puts the "Bootcamp" in the title. It begins (after the warm up) with a very difficult sequence-going from a stand to a squat to a plank (push-up position) to a squat to a stand over and over (and incorporating other-even more challenging-moves as the sequence progresses). Once you get past that sequence, there is a series of lateral agility drills-sliding, jumping and stepping side to side. By far, my least favorite of the DVD.
Washboard Abs: Keli definitely doesn't depend just on crunches here-she does planks, side work and a few Pilates moves as well as crunches to work out your obliques, upper and lower abs. This is a good workout, and I didn't make it all the way through on the first try. That's a good sign, though, because it gives me something to work toward.
Pros: 1. Keli doesn't use the same tired moves as every one else-despite the MANY exercise DVDs I've tried, there were many new moves on this DVD and I loved that. 2. The warm-ups and cool-downs, while brief, are excellent and tailored to each workout.
Cons: 1. There is almost no color contrast on the menu, so figuring out where the "cursor" is and which button you're selecting is very difficult. I found this highly annoying."
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 09/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Keli Roberts is a no nonsense instructor who gets results. I have several of her other dvds and she's nothing short of great. This dvd only got four stars because it's not quite long enough to shed serious weight if you're someone who needs to do so, however she's motivating and the workouts that are here, while short, are energising and toning if you don't need so much work. I would only recommend this as an extra dvd for quick workouts, but otherwise concentrate on longer programmes."
email@example.com | 12/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I like to do this DVD all the way through, which amounts to about 54 minutes, I think. It is a very thorough total body workout, and with its kickboxing theme, is very good for days when you feel stressed. The instructor is great. She is motivating without being overly perky and she doesn't constantly ramble. She explains each move and you start out each routine very slowly, then pick up the pace. The only thing I wasn't sure about was using the handweights while slowly throwing punches. I've always been taught that's a no-no. The cardio movements also use quite a bit of space, so keep that in mind. I found myself having to make smaller movements so as not to run into walls, which I'm sure cut down on the effectiveness. Still overall a very good DVD, a very good purchase!"
Challenging and Effective Workout!
Stacey | Kansas | 10/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've completed 3 segments of this workout so far and was very impressed. The instructor is GREAT, easy to follow, and demonstrates good form. I really like that she explains each move slowly at first before picking up the pace. My heartrate was up, and I was sore the next day! Another great workout from the 10 Minute Solution series. Excellent production quality, good set and music. Highly recommended."
Keli Roberts is awesome!
Laurie E. Baker | Long Island City, NY United States | 03/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this DVD. This one is not for light exercise days, but in my case, I am looking to up the intensity of my workouts so it is perfect. The exercises are not what you see typically see in workouts. You use the weights with kickboxing moves in both the arms and legs sections. Also, the abs section is more stabilization exercises than sit-ups. They are hard to do, but I am finding that they are more effective right now than all of the same old crunches I do all of the time. The Fat Burner segment is very tough, but I know that if that won't jumpstart me out of my plateau, then I don't know what will.
I was familiar with Keli Roberts from the Cher videos and still use those videos now. Then recently, I've been doing her 10 minute QuickFix Pilates and Stability Ball workouts. I can see where her reputation as a celebrity trainer comes from, as almost all of her workouts are worthwhile so far."