So you want to get fit and you want to lose weight, but you don't have the time in your busy schedule to go to the gym everyday. That is the trap so many of us fall into. But what can you do about it?
Izumi Tabata came up with an ingenious solution. The Professor of Sport and Health Science developed a method that is designed to achieve phenomenal fitness and weight loss results in a very short space of time. Tabata is an extremely high intensity workout performed in four-minute bouts, with very little recovery time in between.
A new training class has been set up at Clapham Common. A full class lasts between twenty to thirty minutes, but on the 5th May, they are inviting everyone to come for a free four-minute taster session. Don't think that is enough to do anything? Think again. According to Professor 'T', it is the equivalent of one hour jogging, cycling, or Zumba.
It involves plyometric exercises such as burpees, sit ups, pull ups, squats, crunches, and sprints, which will raise your metabolism and heart rate instantly. The effects of a Tabata workout can last for up to twelve hours.
The taster sessions will be at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm, between the basketball court and Long Pond. After that, if you decide to sign up, you will get 30% off for your first month.