If you’ve taken Inferno Hot Pilates, you’ve heard your teacher mention Tabata method or high-intensity interval training (HIIT), but what does that mean?
We’ll break it down! The Tabata method was created in 1996 by scientist Izumi Tabata to analyze the effectiveness of a HIIT program developed for the Japanese Olympic Speed Skating Team.
His 20-seconds of intense workout at maximum effort (or 170% of VO2 max or maximum rate of oxygen consumption) followed by 10 seconds of rest was determined to improve cardiorespiratory endurance.
This very specific form of HIIT exercise burns fat, thanks to an elevated heart rate, and it protects and develops muscle tissue.
When it comes down to it, Tabata and HIIT combined in Inferno Hot Pilates is a challenging, yes, but FUN workout!
If you haven’t tried it, you’ll have to visit us at Sterling. No other studio in town offers Inferno Hot Pilates, and we offer it five times a week!