Did you join us for our most recent OFFLINE Movement Series with Antonia DeSantis, where she walked us through strength training and body weight exercises? We hope you were able to tune in and today we are bringing you yet another new session to get you moving.
This time, we’ve worked with stuntwoman and celebrity trainer Kendra Smith on an intensive kickboxing workout! Watch and try to follow along at home before reading more about Kendra in our Q&A below.
Name & Location: Kendra Smith, Los Angeles, California
What kind of workouts do you teach?
Kickboxing, Functional Fitness and Empowering Movement to discover the inner warrior and athlete in us all!
What’s your advice for people who are just starting their fitness journey?
Be super gentle with yourself and begin with movement that makes you feel good, brings inner strength, clarity. I’ve found that focusing on a skill you’ve always wanted to try and continuing to develop that is a great start. You’ll feel empowered as you progress, and it will crack open the desire to discover all the incredible ways your unique body can move.
What’s your favorite fitness move?
Throwing all the kicks is my fave of course! For at-home workouts, I know we don’t love them, but the many varieties of burpees are full-body and effective.
What is your advice during these times to continue a workout routine without having to go to the gym if you don’t have access to equipment?
Deeply listen to your body daily, how it wants to move (or rest!) and go in that direction. Maybe you feel like a long walk, stretch, jog, getting in nature, crushing a quick online workout at home, developing a new skill. Keep a curiosity and exploration as we move through this time together.
We hope that you were sweating it out with these kickboxing moves in your favorite OFFLINE™ by Aerie pieces. Tell us in the comments what your favorite part of the workout was!