Tabata Thursdays

“It would take five times the amount of typical cardio exercise to shed the same number of calories you can in a four-minute Tabata”, according to Michele Olson, Ph.D., the principle researcher at the Auburn University Montgomery Kinesiology Laboratory (

Now if this isn’t a reason to get on the Tabata bandwagon, I don’t know what is! High intensity, less time, and better results! Tabata is the perfect cardio and strength training accessory for the busy women we are. No toys, no gym, – just your body and the Tabata! Bootique incorporates Tabata style workouts in our boot camps and personal training sessions, and you can do them quickly and efficiently at home and on the weekends (no excuses for Bootique’ers!). Dip into the Tabatas we’ve already introduced to you on our blog already, or get started with today’s Tabata for the legs!

Lunge and Kick Tabata

In this 4 minutes tabata leg workout, we’ve lowered the intensity of a traditional tabata workout to give you variety and offer beginner exercisers a easier way to complete a Tabata. Instead of heart-pounding, fast moving exercises – we focus more on strength training by alternating each leg with a lunge and kick combination.

One of our Personal Trainers in San Diego, Sabrina, will also show you modifications so that you can do this workout at any fitness level.


The Tabata Lunge and Kick Workout

Time: 4 minutes
Timer: 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest
Tabata Exercise: Lunge and Kick