I am re-reading this thread and I have to say that this is such a great post Tony, so much great info and ideas. I have recently started stepping at home and I love it. I'm also very much into strength training now and it has helped me so much, I feel so much stronger.
I'm glad you are enjoying the thread- and feel free to post any new stuff you might find. The goal for me is always coming up with exercises that can be both fun,functional and challenging.
I also like to see role models that one would not think of ( different gneder- age - size ) in terms of the instructor. I have a few more that I'll try to post between this and the BBW Self Defense thread on the Main Lounge. I just added a posting on Shihan Roy Richmond. I found his site inspirational as he is a SSBHM and MA practioner.