Cheryl CullinaCheryl Cullina is an accomplished professional in the fitness industry, teaching several different class formats including Cardio Kickboxing. She has been a group exercise instructor for 15 years, completing certifications from the American Fitness Association of America, International Fitness Professionals Association, Les Mills International, and Powder Blue Productions, in kickboxing, step, yoga, weight and personal training, youth and senior fitness, nutrition, obesity, and exercise science. Holding an MBA from Michigan State University, Cheryl is also a computer engineer who, for several years, merged computer technology with the health care and fitness industries by evaluating and integrating evolving computer systems with physical therapy equipment for diagnostic assessments and rehabilitation solutions. Her passion for helping make people well inspired her to coach personal and group exercise classes, enthusiastically motivating all people, all ages, to take charge of their health by safely improving their cardiovascular fitness and body’s energy, strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Cheryl is a member of a Demo Team and has performed at National Health Fairs, Earth Day celebrations, annual Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, and March of Dimes Walk America.
Hi, I'm Cheryl Cullina and I'm a cardio kickbox instructor. This video is about basic cardio kickbox techniques and I would like to show you one of our basic kicks, and its called the back kick. We will start the back kick in guard position, with one knee forward as you lower the chest, kind of like a cannonball, as though you were going to dive into a pool. We're going to take a look over the back shoulder to the target, extend the leg without locking the knee. The toe and knee push towards the floor, bring the knee back in reset. That's it from the front stance. Let me take this to the side so you can see how it works here. We draw in, take a look at the target, you want to see who you're going to knock down with this powerful kick. Extend the leg without locking the knee, toe and knee pushed towards the floor, draw it in, stand up tall, that's our back kick. Lets move on.