Case Number 10406: Small Claims Court


Anchor Bay // 2006 // 56 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // November 30th, 2006

The Charge

Kickboxing your way to a hernia in 40 minutes!

The Case

The "For Dummies" series coughs up a how-to kickboxing workout for your fat-torching pleasure. Leading your workout today is Keli Roberts, an impossibly ripped woman who looks like she might be able to bench-press a Kia Sportage. Roberts is an instructor and fitness educator, is certified up the butt and is no the advisory board for Fitness Magazine.

It's all about kickboxing for this go-round and Roberts is a good host, though maybe a little intimidating (then again, that's probably my fragile ego and typical male insecurities talking). In all seriousness, this DVD is focused on introducing entry-level newbies to the world of kickboxing cardio and the set-up is very user-friendly.

The normal elements of a "For Dummies" DVD are here, including tips on jargon and points to remember. And while Roberts does her thing, you get an occasional break-in with an advance set of moves, geared toward a more strenuous workout.

The workout runs about 40 minutes and is prefaced by a 17-minute tutorial, which should prove to be very helpful imparting the different moves used throughout the feature. But to be honest, even without the tutorial, the routines didn't strike me as terribly complicated. It's just Roberts standing there throwing punches and kicks and seemed pretty easy to follow. Still, tutorials are always nice, and I'm sure the Anchor Bay legal team is happy.

Here's the workout playlist:

* Warm-up
* Fat Burning #1
* Fat Burning #2
* Fat Burning #3
* The Cool-Down

There are so many fitness videos out there they seem to gel together into a hazy lactic-acid generating blur, but if you're looking to get into entry-level kickboxing, this is a solid DVD to do it with.

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Scales of Justice
Judgment: 85

Perp Profile
Studio: Anchor Bay
Video Formats:
* Full Frame

Audio Formats:
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)

* None

Running Time: 56 Minutes
Release Year: 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Distinguishing Marks
* Tutorial

* Keli Roberts Official Site