With this cold snap in San Francisco chilling every single one of our west coast wimpy bones (I’m sure east coast folks are cracking up at our complaints), I wanted to create an indoor workout that you can do right there in your living room/kitchen…without having to spend 25 minutes just layering up. Unfortunately, I have no choice sometimes – Lucy’s got to get that exercise – but this is a great go-to for anyone looking to get your heart rate up and FEEL great after just a short 30 minutes. The beauty of tabata is that is really is a bang for your buck…you’ll see!


Tabata, a form of HIIT (high intensive interval training), last for a total of 4 minutes and contains sets of :20 of work followed by :10 of rest for 8 rounds nonstop. Complete each set of 4 minutes, rest 1 minute in between. Feeling badass? Do it twice.

SET 1:

Squat Jumps, Mountain Climbers (rotate rounds, so you do a total of 4 each for the set)

SET 2:

Burpees – try to challenge these! Hop at the top, do double-hop burpees, include a pushup at the bottom

SET 3: 

Knee-to-elbow, Plank (rotate rounds again – this one will seriously fire your core)

SET 4: 

High Knees, Pushups (rotate again)


Simple, yet effective…my favorite kind of training. Happy HIIT’ing!

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