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Lorena Smalley


La Perle Community League – Instructor: Deborah Ravbar

Equipment needed:

  • Hand Weights
  • Yoga Mat
  • Resistance Bands


Wondering what a Tabatha fitness class is?
Founder Dr. Izumi Tabata created the cycled workout to yield the most benefits in a short amount of time. In it’s pure form you do eight rounds of 20 seconds of strenuous exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest however our instructor has adapted this class for older adults.

The cycles will include cardio, strength and core exercises still maintaining the eight rounds and 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. Work out at your own pace for an effective and fun fitness class!

The History of Tabata

Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo.

Tabata and his team conducted research on two groups of athletes. The first group trained at a moderate intensity level while the second group trained at a high-intensity level. The moderate intensity group worked out five days a week for a total of six weeks; each workout lasted one hour. The high-intensity group worked out four days a week for six weeks; each workout lasted four minutes and 20 seconds (with 10 seconds of rest in between each set).

The results; Group 1 had increased their aerobic system (cardiovascular), but showed little or no results for their anaerobic system (muscle). Group 2 showed much more increase in their aerobic system than Group 1, and increased their anaerobic system by 28 percent.

In conclusion, high-intensity interval training has more impact on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems.

(Source: https://www.active.com/fitness/articles/what-is-tabata-training)

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