I teach Turbo Kick, which is non-contact cardio kickboxing. I don’t do the choreography, that comes with each Turbo round that I get from the company (Powder Blue Productions owned by Chalene Johnson). I think it’s helpful to know the basics of kickboxing, finding music with the right bpm range, and creating a program that builds on itself as the class progresses.
For example, in Turbo, the sections are as follows: Warm up, Punches, Kicks, Punches and Kicks, Turbo (about one minute of anaerobic drills), Recovery, Finale, Finesse, Legs, Abs, Cool Down. Because I don’t have a full 60 minutes to teach, I omit the Finesse, Legs, and Abs.
Also, before class starts, I go over the basic kicks and punches relevant to that round, the turbo choreography, and any new moves since the last class. Again, the choreo builds on itself and I teach modifications to everything. I also constantly remind the class that form is most important. I don’t care how high they kick if form is compromised. Then have fun!