This past Saturday I headed to the Lifetime Fitness in Eden Prairie to attend an event for Fairlife Milk and participate in a workout led by Chris Freytag. Both were awesome! Chris’ 30 minute tabata workout seriously kicked our butts.
Tabata is just another form of HIIT (high intensity interval training) that involves 20 seconds on, and 10 seconds of rest. The moves are usually simple to do, but wow does it get your heartrate up.
Here’s a sample of what Chris’ tabata workouts look like:
45 minute HIIT Class using Tabata Intervals
Basic athletic warmup up – 7 minutes
8 Tabata intervals = each interval is 4 minutes. Total time = 32 minutes
Cool down and stretch = 6 minutes
Sample Tabata interval:
- Work Cycle 1: 20 sec-Squat w/ overhead press
- Rest Cycle 1: 10 sec
- Work Cycle 2: 20 sec-high knees
- Rest Cycle 2: 10 sec
- Work Cycle 3: 20 sec-pushups
- Rest Cycle 3: 10 sec
- Work Cycle 4: 20 sec-burpees
- Rest Cycle 4: 10 sec
- *REPEAT Cycle 1-4 again for Cycle 5-8
We were all sweating. It was such a great workout! And the bonus? Getting to try the new Fairlife Milk and Smoothies. If you are thinking, but Mellissa you don’t drink regular milk. True. This milk is lactose free, has 50% more calcium and protein while having 50% less sugar. I am a huge fan. Especially of the chocolate. It had been so long since I had a glass of chocolate milk. And it was just as good as I remembered.
And it helps to get that protein within 45 minutes of working out, all about the muscle recovery!
But the best part about Fairlife is using it in smoothies. We got a great swag bag with a magic bullet and a gift card to go buy more milk (in addition to the 4 that they let me take home, we go through a lot of milk!).
A few of my combinations I’ve been creating so far:
Cookies n Cream Protein Powder
A few pieces frozen banana
Flax and Chia Seeds
Vanilla Protein Powder
And now it’s your turn to try Fairlife, 1 winner will get a Magic Bullet. This is the newest version that has “to-go” cups. Just blend and go.
Just leave a comment with your favorite smoothie ingredients and I will pick a winner next Thursday the 13th. If you would like to follow Fairlife on Facebook and Twitter they would really appreciate it.