Disclosure: I bought this with my own ducats out of sheer curiousity. Here is my unbiased (per usual) review!
I was perusing my favorite fitness blogs when I came across a post and giveaway for the Empower Boxing Boot Camp. I am a huge fan of boxing and have always wanted to try it out. The cardio kickboxing at my gym seems really intimidating so I wanted to try this at-home before I unleashed the beast (or made a total fool of myself) at the gym.
The Empower Boxing Boot Camp package includes the 12 Rounds DVD, workout guide, pink/black jump rope, pink 6 pound toning ball, and pink/black 2-pound weighted gloves. Here is the workout guide, you can download it on the Empowerfitness site:
The video quality is great and the music is actually very good. I was bopping as I was bobbing and weaving! The Jaime “Hurricane” Clampitt hosts this fitness DVD. Jaime is a 4 time World Champion Professional Female Boxer, a World Amateur Female Boxer, a Canadian National Female Boxer, a USA Boxing coach, and personal trainer. She is in beast mode throughout and Jaime’s voice and demeanor is encouraging.
This.is.a.workout. The video touts that it will help improves your core strength, movement, muscle tone, and flexibility. It is literally nonstop workout with 2-minute rounds of high intensity cardio and explosive punching sandwiched between a jump rope warm-up and ab-intensive finish. I love that there are variations for the beginner, intermediate and advanced. Only once did I deviate and go with the beginner modification. I really wanted to push myself! The timer in the corner was a nice addition because there was many rounds I was counting down because I wanted to be DONE already!
At the end and yes I completed all 12 rounds–I was drenched in sweat. I looked like I had just gotten caught in a downpour! The day after I was a bit sore, nothing terrible though, but it was probably because I did Zumba toning in the AM and the boxing boot camp in the evening.
I definitely recommend this workout for anyone wanting an at-home workout that is FUN really pushes you!