Power Strike 7

Power Strike 7 is another kickboxing workout from Ilaria Montagnani. I remember loving all of her PowerStrike workouts but I haven't done them in a long time. I had actually planned to go through all of them before doing this one but I got sidetracked by my discovery of Heather Robertson. Now I really wish … Continue reading Power Strike 7


Bodystrikes Vol 3

BodyStrikes Vol 3 is crazy intense! For my current fitness level at least. Let me give some background on how I am using the BodyStrikes workouts. I am currently doing Mark Lauren's 90 Day Challenge. I am using Mark's program to rebuild my strength after a major surgery. Mark's program is all bodyweight training. I am … Continue reading Bodystrikes Vol 3

BodyStrikes Vol 2

Another tough lower body conditioning workout by Ilaria Montagnani. This one is much more advanced than Vol 1 and I enjoyed it a lot more than I remembered. This is another one I haven't done in years and what stood out in my memory about it is that I liked Vol 1 a lot better. … Continue reading BodyStrikes Vol 2

BodyStrikes Vol 1

I haven't done this workout in years and I don't know why (other than the obvious fact I have an excessive amount of workout DVDs therefore it is hard to do them all regularly). I remember loving it and, doing it again, I still love it! Another amazing workout from Ilaria Montagnani. Ilaria creates unique, … Continue reading BodyStrikes Vol 1

Atletica Vol 3

Atletica Vol 3 is an advanced, total body metabolic weight training workout. And it is intense. It is only 48 minutes, but wow. Just like Ilaria's other workouts she can pack a lot into 48 minutes. A LOT. She has 4 volumes of Atletica and this one is by far the most advanced. I did … Continue reading Atletica Vol 3

Atletica Vol. 2

Ilaria Montagnani has come out with several new workouts. Because of my Cathe obsession it has taken me a while to get to them, but I'm working on it! Today was Atletica Vol. 2. I'm surprised it took me this long because I loved Atletica Vol. 1, but it did. Atletica Vol. 2 is very … Continue reading Atletica Vol. 2

Abs & Push Ups Plus

Abs & Push Ups Plus is another body-weight only workout by Ilaria Montagnani. As I mentioned in the Atletica 4 review, I purchased these two body-weight only workouts for my daughter who is leaving for college and moving into the dorms. She works out like I do--using my 100s of workout DVDs. However, even if … Continue reading Abs & Push Ups Plus

Atletica 4: Body Weight Training

Atletica 4 is another tough and unique workout by Ilaria Montagnani. This one is only 30 minutes but she burns you out in that short amount of time. Prior to 2012, Ilaria only had one Atletica (Atletica Vol 1) workout available and I love it. However in 2012 she came out with a flush of … Continue reading Atletica 4: Body Weight Training

POWERSTRIKE 5 with Ilaria Montagnani

PowerStrike 5 is a 48 minute kickboxing workout; 5 minute warm up, 41 minute training time and 2 minute cool down/stretch. Another excellent kickboxing workout by Ilaria Montagnani. This one is a little different from PowerStrike (4) and 6. The basic structure is the same: punch drills followed by kick drills and ending with punch/kick … Continue reading POWERSTRIKE 5 with Ilaria Montagnani

Ilaria Montagnani’s PowerStrike (4)

Ilaria Montagnani's PowerStrike is a 58 minute kickboxing workout; 6 minute warm up, 48 minute training time and 4 minute cool down/stretch. The “4” in parenthesis is because it is not clear exactly where this PowerStrike falls in the DVD chronology. It’s titled as straight PowerStrike, which would imply it is the first Powerstrike, but … Continue reading Ilaria Montagnani’s PowerStrike (4)