Our Tabata Class is the shortest group fitness class, averaging just over 35-mins in length. Tabata is based on a 4-minute timing scheme where you work hard for 20- seconds and rest for 10-seconds. Tabata classes use lightweights, body weight movements, kettlebells and other fitness tools.
Brief history of Tabata.
Tabata training was invented by a Japanese researcher, Dr. Izumi Tabata. Dr. Tabata, took Olympic speed skaters and separated them into two groups and put them through a 6-week training program. The control group did 1-hr of moderate intensity and the test group used the Tabata timing scheme.
The Tabata group showed a greater increase in their aerobic system compared to the control group, and also increased their anaerobic system by 28 percent…
So in other words TABATA WORKS!!!