Cardio Kickboxing Kick Safety

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Kickboxing expert Cheryl Cullina discusses safety issues, and proper technique for kicks.

    Cheryl Cullina

    Cheryl 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 talk about four basic kicks. Before we do that I would like to talk about some safety issues on the kicks. One of the things that's very important with kicks is to get the correct height and the correct extension on the legs. A good rule of thumb is to practice your kick and hold it for five seconds. If you can hold it for five seconds, standing still, without falling over, then your position is at the correct height. For beginners we start lower, and as you progress through cardio kickboxing classes you may become more advanced and wish to take those legs a little bit higher. I'm going to demonstrate the basic range. So, lets move on to the kicks.