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FIT30 Part 1: TABATA30

MAC Fitness Team - Saturday, December 01, 2018


What is Tabata30?


Tabata is a form of HIIT training (high-intensity interval training). The workout consists of performing one exercise for 20-seconds using maximum effort followed by a 10-second recovery period before a different exercise. In MAC’s Tabata30, the cycle lasts for eight rounds (four minutes). While short in duration, when done correctly, Tabata can preserve muscles and burn fat.

Tabata30 is designed to provide a balanced, full-body workout in 30-minutes. Using standardized Tabata protocol, a Tabata30 session begins with a core-focused warm-up. Next, the session progresses to a variety of exercises utilizing both one’s own bodyweight and specialized equipment including kettlebells and TRX. 





Tabata30 is an ideal workout for anyone looking for a quick way to get effective exercise. Each movement can be modified for injuries or intensity, as the program follows the Mount Auburn Fitness Training Institute (MAFTI)’s philosophy of using an integrated and functional approach to exercise to help your entire body move better.
If you are short on time or looking for something new, drop in and give it a try!

For more on HIIT, check out these articles from the NY Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/well/move/high-intensity-workouts-may-be-good-at-any-age.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/30/well/move/hate-high-intensity-exercise-try-it-you-might-like-it.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/well/move/high-intensity-interval-training-heart-rate-monitor-hiit-exercise-fitness.html


Dan Giglio is MAC's Tabata30 instructor. He brings years of experience working with clients of all ages and abilities as well as a passion for health and fitness to each of his sessions. Dan's clients enjoy his expertise, patience, and sense of humor while training. Contact Dan for more Tabata30 information. Learn more about FIT30 offerings HERE.


The information presented here is for general educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or health condition. As always, please speak with your health care provider before beginning an exercise program and any modifications to physical activity.