Tabata vs HIIT: What’s the Difference & Which Is Better?

Tabata vs HIIT: What’s the Difference & Which Is Better?

In the fitness face-off of Tabata vs HIIT (high-intensity interval training), which takes the title for hardest workout? It’s a tough call. First of all, “Tabata vs HIIT” is a questionable contest, as a Tabata workout is technically a form of high-intensity interval training. To follow the Tabata workout protocol established and tested by its namesake scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata, you alternate between 20 seconds of maximum-effort work and 10 seconds of rest. Make it through eight rounds, and you’ve just completed a workout proven to boost VO2 max and improve anaerobic capacity — in just four minutes. But those four minutes of a Tabata workout can feel harder than the time you spend doing a typical 20- to 30-minute HIIT workout at home or in a group fitness class. Here’s why. Tabata vs HIIT: Level of Effort If you’re not pushing your limits during a Tabata workout, you’re not doing it correctly, says Saara Haapanen, M.S., a certified... Read More
7 Tips for Running in Cold Weather

7 Tips for Running in Cold Weather

When temps drop, many runners sprint to the treadmill. While there’s nothing wrong with taking your workouts indoors (30 Day Breakaway offers fun treadmill routines to keep you fit), learning how to handle the cold can keep your runs fresh during the long winter ahead. The key to successful cold weather running is to come prepared. With the right approach, you’ll be able to handle the cold like a champ, and even enjoy your outdoor runs. Here are 7 tips for running in cold weather. 1. Use the Wind to Your Advantage You probably won’t be able to escape cold winds for your entire run, but you can plan your route so the wind works in your favor as much as possible. “For winter running, it’s often best to go out against the wind, especially if the day has a colder wind chill,” says Kelly Mortenson, a USA Track and Field-certified running... Read More
LET’S GET UP! With Shaun T

LET’S GET UP! With Shaun T

Get ready to GET UP and HAVE FUN! Shaun T is back with an all-new dance fitness program that puts the emphasis on happiness, positivity, and feeling good — while giving you an amazing and effective full-body workout. What Is LET’S GET UP! All About? This is the workout you want to show up for! Shaun T has created a breakthrough integration of dance and fitness that’s easy to follow and accessible to all dance and fitness levels. Whether your motivation is to lose weight, get healthy, or show off your dance skills on your favorite social media platform, Shaun delivers the ​moves​, the method, the ​inspiration​, and the ​results​. With his unmatched energy and motivating style, Shaun guarantees this will be the greatest 30 minutes of your day. LET’S GET UP! helps you live your best life. It’s a celebration of self-confidence, body positivity, inner strength, and joy that... Read More
How to Do Wheel Pose or Urdhva Dhanurasana

How to Do Wheel Pose or Urdhva Dhanurasana

Have you ever skipped wheel pose during a yoga class because you were afraid to try it? Turns out, you’re not alone. Full wheel pose is inherently a little scary, says Kino MacGregor, certified yoga instructor and co-founder of Miami Life Center. “Not only does wheel pose require strength, flexibility, stamina, and determination, it also requires a heroic willingness to go to the scary places inside and face the sometimes paralyzing fear that surfaces the moment you try to bend over backward,” she says. The fear elicited by the yoga wheel pose, MacGregor explains, is a (not always rational) response of the nervous system, but it is something you can work through—with patience, practice, and expert guidance. How to Do Wheel Pose There’s a reason full wheel pose usually appears in the second half of a yoga class: It requires a significant warm-up. “Wheel pose is considered an advanced asana and is not... Read More
30 Day Breakaway Virtual 5K Event

30 Day Breakaway Virtual 5K Event

Congrats, you’re almost there — you committed to 30 Day Breakaway and now you’re getting ready for the final stage: running a 5K! But if you want to run a 5K and support a charity that helps the homeless, you can sign up for the 30 Day Breakaway Virtual 5K Event! For this very special event, Beachbody is partnering with Hope of the Valley (HOV), a non-profit rescue mission in the Los Angeles area that helps people who are homeless and have nowhere else to turn. Hope of the Valley is a charity partner that’s near and dear to our heart as a company — over the past year, Beachbody employees have been volunteering, serving hot meals, collecting supplies, and raising money. When you register for the 30 Day Breakaway Virtual 5K, you can make a donation and 100% of it will go directly to Hope of the Valley. Even better? The... Read More