My name is Caroline and I blog over at The Trendy Trainer.  I am a personal trainer and group exercise instructor living in Boston, MA.  I am so excited to be guest blogging for Athena and have decided to put together a challenging yet QUICK total body workout.  This circuit shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes and can be modified to be done at home.  A great compliment to a hectic schedule or boring workout rut!

First off, a Tabata is a form of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).  It is done in a series of 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest repeated continuously for 8 rounds (or 4 minutes).  The work time, or 20 seconds, should be intense!  Really try to push yourself to perform at your greatest capacity.  Likewise, your rest time should be complete rest; march in place, walk it out, or simply stand in place.

So are you ready to try out a Trendy workout?  Grab your water, a towel, and motivation and let’s get started!

A Trendy Tabata

*Modifications for “home gym” workout:

-Switch the overhead presses to pushups (on knees or toes!)
-Change the kettlebell swings to squat jumps.

-Jumping Jacks
-Mountain Climbers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmwgirgXLYM
-Squats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3g4wAsu0R4
-OH Press https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-aVuyhvLHU
-Pushups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaIpD_zfrJI
-Kettlebell Swings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0jalJ-3e7U
-Squat Jumps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVaEhXotL7M
-Burpees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7_TBHno0Os

**Please always check with a doctor before making any changes to your workout routine.

Enjoy 🙂

Thank you, Caroline, for sharing your workout on F&F!  I often teach Tabata style workouts in my own fitness classes, and I am psyched to try this one when I’m back from vacation.

Let’s chat – What are your favorite moves to combine into a Tabata style?