I have a great workout to share with all of you today!
Since the warm weather hit Indianapolis and decided to stay for summer about a month ago, every Tuesday at 11am some coworkers of mine and I have headed out to the White River State Park to get our workout on.
We complete a 20 minute cardio burst workout and invite anyone in the area to come join us. It has been so fun, and a great way to meet new people that are members of the gym and introduce some non-members to our gym.
We try to take a group pic after every workout (but yesterday we forgot…oops!)
The format of the workout is awesome because it requires no equipment and it’s easy to switch out the various exercises to keep things interesting.
Each workout consists of four sets of Tabatas that have two exercises each. Tabata is simply 20 seconds of work (at your highest intensity level) and 10 seconds of rest. You repeat that pattern 8 times for one Tabata or 4 minutes. We then take it a step further and complete for total Tabata rounds for a 20 minute workout that will leave you SWEATY!
We have used a couple of different timers, but my two favorite are:
Because this workout is so portable (all you need is your body and some sort of timer!) this type of workout is great to squeeze in when you are limited on time, have trouble getting to the gym, or when you are traveling.
I have a few trips coming up in the very near future, and I’m not sure that I’ll be able to make it to the gym so you better believe I will be fitting in a 20 minute tabata workout or two!
Here is one of MY favorite 20 minute tabata cardio workouts that you can literally take anywhere…
Here are a couple of links to videos demonstrating some of the exercises:
I hope you enjoy the workout!
Let me know if you give it a try.
Question of the Day:
- When you travel, do you try to find a gym to get a workout in or do you do something that requires no equipment like running or a tabata circuit like I have listed above?