Tabata Bootcamp is not your traditional boot camp!
Tabata Bootcamp is one of the few sane and safe Higher Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) classes. It is a complete 8 week group training program that offers 45 min. biweekly classes along with a complete website where you get off-day short, but very effective, homework videos, nutritional support, a space to track your progress and connect with Elisabeth and access to lifestyle changing information that enhances your success with the program.
Each workout focuses on lower body, upper body, and core providing both cardio and strength components. Within each 45 minute workout, participants experience short intervals based on Tabata Bootcamp’s training that delivers a calorie drenching workout and post metabolic boost (ie. boosts your metabolism to burn calories after the workout). Tabata Bootcamp’s motto is “Quality, not quantity”. Tabata Bootcamp™ offers effective workouts that maximize your results in minimal time. And in each of your small group sessions, Elisabeth will provide you valuable guidance on other important factors in your lifestyle that are impacting your weight and fitness levels and how taking small steps during your 8 week program will lead to big results.
The Tabata Bootcamp™ program strikes the perfect combination of short, efficient workouts, ongoing online support, and motivation in a small group training setting. Add these pieces together, and the benefits are REAL and more importantly, they produce amazing weight loss and fitness success. Tabata Bootcamp™ will get you in the best shape of your life!
What is Tabata?
Tabata is a form of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It involves micro-bursts (intervals) of exercise that last 20 seconds and then are followed by a 10 sec. rest. Each Tabata consists of 8 rounds of 20 seconds of high intensity exercise followed by 10 sec. of rest, equaling 4 minutes total. In Elisabeth’s Tabata Bootcamp each participant’s beginning fitness level and strength and endurance level is taken into consideration as you build up your fitness to allow for you to effectively and safely perform a true Tabata.
A true Tabata Bootcamp™ workout is founded on quality, not quantity. In other words, the effect of a workout should not be based on the amount of time devoted to exercising, but rather what the exercise does for your body after the workout is over. Done the Tabata Bootcamp™ way, you not only burn calories during the exercise, but your body keeps burning extra calories for the next 24 to 48 hours. Tabata Bootcamp™ training is a unique and revolutionary approach to successfully lose weight and build muscle in minimal time.
The unique protocol used in Tabata Bootcamp™ is the 20-10 microburst intervals. An interval consists of performing specifically chosen exercises at an ultra high intensity for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. The beauty behind these short microbursts is that 20 seconds at high intensity is doable and the 10 second rest allows for brief recovery before moving on to the next exercise interval. These 20-10 microburst intervals are stacked in the 45 minute group workouts in specific sequences of different exercise movements that target every part of your body. The 6 minute off-day workouts also stack 20-10 intervals using just a few select exercise movements that deliver a short yet high metabolic boosting workout.
This short duration, but high intensity interval training (HIIT) creates a prolonged afterburn, or EPOC (excess post oxygen consumption). This type of training causes the body to take longer to return to its state of rest, so it continues to burn calories (5x more) at a higher rate long after the workout session has completed. Put simply, a 4-minute Tabata Bootcamp workout can reap the same benefits as a longer but steady workout, like running for a half hour. The results with microburst workouts are backed by research.
Who will Benefit from Tabata Bootcamp?
Tabata Bootcamp is made suitable for many different fitness levels by showing modifications and encouraging participants to work at their own level. There is no intimidation, just lots of fun, support and healthy exercise. Participants must not have any major muscular or orthopedic issues.
This is a fun, warm, non-intimidating environment where we encourage and support one another to be fit, healthy and full of vitality.