This is my review of Ilaria Montagnani's Powerstrike Vol. 7 Kickboxing, which was released in December, 2012. I have been an avid fan of Ilari's, and her authenticity and true professionalism are incomparable. The first time I tried this DVD, I found the choreography very hard to follow. After practicing and mastering the divided pieces of the video, I finally made it all the way through without stopping and with relative ease! The feeling of accomplishment was so great, which is why I have become hooked on kickboxing, especially Ilaria's Powerstrike series. The workout is very tough without doubt, but for those of you who find other kickboxing videos out there too easy or unchallenging, this will definitely get you out of your comfort zone, but with her accurate cueing and reminders, I'm sure that soon enough, you will be having a great time working out to this video.
The Next Step is another fun step aerobics video created by Seasun Zieger. As with her other videos, this one will also take a little time to master all the movements. Seasun's unique and dancey choreography is definitely for seasoned steppers, but I personally enjoy the whole process: memorizing and mastering choregoraphy and executing it. The video consites of two parts: the first half with the bench placed horizontally, and for the second half, the bench is placed vertically. The second half is naturally more intense and complicated, but the whole video is so much fun that you forget you are actually working out!