Bite-Size Workouts—Kickin’ it with Kelly MacNiven

In our Bite-Size Workouts videos, top fitness instructors demonstrate a few simple moves to get us on the road to a more balanced life. Take these routines outside, soak up the summer sun, and sweat it out. 

Roundhouse kick, an uppercut, a right jab—you’d be smart to add these moves to your fitness routine. This week, Kelly MacNiven, a San Francisco-based kickboxing instructor (and Stanford University-based neuroscientist), takes us through a few basic kicks and punches. Kickboxing is a full-body workout that helps tone muscles, increase flexibility, reduce stress, and improve balance and coordination. MacNiven says what she likes most about it is that it’s fun. Because the best workout is the one you enjoy. 

Hungry for more Bite-Sized Workouts? Check out Mikella Polito’s Pilates, Carrie Brackin’s morning yoga routine, and Tommy Stracke’s core moves.