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Kimberly Spreen

Kimberly Spreen

Kimberly Spreen is the national director of group fitness and education for Life Time Fitness, a premier ÔÇ£healthy way of lifeÔÇØ company that operates over 80 centers across the United States. She is a member of the IDEA program director committee, one of Exercise TVÔÇÖs star trainers, and has been featured in several exercise videos. Kimberly travels the world as a presenter, educator and motivational speaker. Certifications: ACE, AFAA

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Preparing for a Knockout Class

January 1, 2010

Do you fondly recall when hand wraps, focus mitts and challenging combinations ruled the fitness scene? Boxing and kickboxing classes never really went away, and they are still popular in many fitness facilities across the country. Whether you’re already teaching this style of class or hope to in the near future, you’ll want to have a solid warm-up planned for students.

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Sample Class: Kickbox Boot Camp

February 28, 2007

“Kickbox Boot Camp” is a time-efficient, interval-style workout that yields great results. Cardio kickboxing drills and combinations improve aerobic endurance and burn calories. Athletic drills—incorporated as short bursts—challenge the body anaerobically. The finishing touch is a strength training segment that targets large muscle groups and improves muscular endu…

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Go With the Flow

June 30, 2006

We want every class we teach to be well-rounded and efficient, and yet we often shortchange participants by neglecting the much-needed cool-down/flexibility segment. Let your students know how important it is to gradually cool the body. Keep them focused all the way to the end with creative variety. The following cool-down keeps things interesting by combining rhythmic movement, balance a…

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