Broke Girl Tabata


I am very excited to present to you my very own TABATA workout! This routine will take you about 45 minutes to complete if you strictly follow MY Tabata timing which is 30 seconds on/10 seconds off.  Please be sure to follow the information below so you can time your rest correctly and get the most out of your precious time!

For Tabata Circuits:

  • 30 seconds ON/ 10 seconds OFF  
  • Four rounds of each move before moving to the next move
  • Perform each exercise in the circuit for 30 seconds, then take a 10 second break and repeat three more times before moving to the next exercise
  • [x2 R x2 L] This means you do two intervals on the right before moving on to do two intervals on the left

*Traditional Tabata in “On” for 20 seconds.  If 30 seconds is too much for you, modify to 20 seconds on/10 seconds off

Photo Tutorials

Additional Notes:

Burpee Mountain Climbers: Simply do 10 mountain climbers then come into a squat thrust like a normal burpee, repeat continuously for 30 seconds.

Standing Switch Kicks: These are hard to portray in a picture.  You are switching the kicking leg while in the air.  These should be done at a fast pace and you should never have more than one foot on the ground at a time.

Wiper Planks: These can be performed on your hands or down on your forearms.  Planking on your forearms is going to activate more abdominal muscles.  By this point in the workout you may be spent, and need to modify to your hands like I am in the photo.  Don’t hesitate to push yourself!

To up the intensity even more, you can add dumbbells to the majority of the moves or up your weight.

This workout will take you about 45 minutes. Don’t forget to warm up and cool down!

If you would like an e-mailable version of the workout, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at