HITT and/or Tabata Workouts

HITT and/or Tabata Workouts

High Intensity Interval Training, or better know as HITT workouts, are intense, short burst segmented exercises lasting 30-40 seconds, followed by 15-20 seconds of rest.  The total workout lasts anywhere from 4 – 30 minutes, utilizing 80% of muscles to execute the exercises compared to only 40% when executing steady state exercise. Tabata, named after Professor Izumi Tabata, conducted a study with the Japanese Olympic speed skating team in 1996. One executes 20 seconds of ultra-intense exercises followed by 10 seconds rest.  This circuit is repeated 8 times (4 minutes) finishing with 1 minutes rest.  This 4 minute cycle is repeated 3 or 5 times. Both […]

December’s Client of the Month

Body Business Client Of The Month Cathy Joining us in September, Cathy is one of our newest Body Business ShapeShift Session Team Members. She definitely proves the true power of taking that extra step; realizing to take care of your family, you must begin with yourself. I love that Cathy has demonstrated what some might consider ‘road blocks’, due to more demands in her job, combined with a very busy family; taking the initiative to acknowledge and voice to her family the importance of attending the sessions, and making time for herself. Cathy knows that her family will survive while she has is exercising, and you know […]

Predicted Fitness Trends in 2015

Yes, it’s that time again. To look back at 2014, review what were the trends, what currently has a strong following, and what is out. Body Business’s has predicted Top 8 Fitness Trends you will see in 2015:  HITT and/or Tabata Workouts Bootcamp Style Group Workouts 55+ Group Functional Fitness Programs Personal Training; In-home & On-Line Health & Wellness Coaching Workplace Lunch & Learns Body Weight and/or Strength Training Combined Exercise & Weight Loss Programs Over the next few weeks, I am going to write details about each Fitness Program and/or Trends, including the benefits and what to consider when […]

$2,000,000,000.00 Being Spent Due To Obesity; Wynne announces initiative to get kids more physically active in schools.

Turn on any media outlet over the last few weeks and the big (no pun intended) headliner is on Obesity and Exercise. What I don’t understand is why this is only making top headlines now. Perhaps it’s because we are into December, and you all know what happens in January.  The traditional “New Year’s Resolutions.” (But, let me leave this topic for another blog before I get away from what I wanted to discuss today). In case you do not live in Canada, $2,000,000,000.00 is currently being spent in our medial system, due to the rising cost of Obesity in patients. […]

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