Tabata Bootcamp™ FAQs

What is Tabata Bootcamp™?
Tabata Bootcamp™ is revolutionary new program that is changing the way we think about fitness. The program taught by a certified Tabata Bootcamp trainer is an 8 week small group program that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) exercises, with sound nutritional guidance and the latest research in behavior science ┬áThe program includes metabolic tracking, and 24/7 web support that help deliver amazing body transformation, fitness and weight loss results. Group members receive an easy and individually formatted program from a certified Tabata Bootcamp™ trainer in their area, and participate in weekly workouts that will result in true, successful weight loss and muscle gain.

What is included in the Tabata Bootcamp™ program?
In Tabata Bootcamp™, members receive metabolic profiling from their trainer, body assessments to track progress and transformation, fully integrated web interaction, nutritional guidance, and most importantly effective training by your Tabata Bootcamp™ trainer to achieve desired results for each client.

What is the science behind the Tabata Bootcamp™ workouts?
In Tabata Bootcamp™, group members participate in high intensity interval training exercises. This short duration, but high intensity interval training (HIIT) creates a prolonged afterburn, or EPOC (excess post oxygen consumption). This type of training causes the body to take longer to return to its state of rest, so it continues to burn calories (5x more) at a higher rate long after the workout session has completed. Put simply, a 4-minute Tabata Bootcamp™ workout can reap the same benefits as a longer but steady workout, like running for a half hour. The results with Tabata Bootcamp™ are backed by research.

Will Tabata Bootcamp™ create actual results? Will my body change?
Yes! If you push yourself to the appropriate levels in your workouts with your trainer, complete each at home exercise, and follow the nutritional guidance as provided by your trainer, you will reap the benefits.

Do members have to follow the eating plan?
The nutritional strategies in Tabata Bootcamp™ are so easy to follow and were created to assist in sustained success. You decide how much you want to follow, but the more you embrace the eating strategy, the quicker you will see results.

Is the nutritional aspect of Tabata Bootcamp™ realistic?
The masterminds behind the Tabata Bootcamp™ program understand that people enjoy food. The key is moderation and discipline. In keeping with this, Tabata Bootcamp™ is based on the sound nutritional and behavioral change strategies, which is based on research and time efficient small steps that fit into your daily lifestyle. These are structured in a tiered pyramid format where you (or your trainer) determine which are appropriate for you. For some people, simple behavioral changes get them on track nutritionally and for others having a step by step meal plan is their success route. All the tools and information is provided online and your personal trainer customizes the plan that's right for you. The nutritional entity of Tabata Bootcamp™ provides a framework to simply help clients make better nutritional choices. It is leading you away from unhealthy habits, and moving you towards healthier ones.

Is Tabata Bootcamp™ only for those trying to lose weight?
Weight loss is only one of the many reasons that people participate in Tabata Bootcamp programs. Since the program has a large variation of exercises, and because each trainer is taught to create a workout regimen specific for each bootcamper, this program is truly made for everyone. From athletes to those just starting out, members can achieve whatever their fitness goals may be - fitness, weight loss, nutritional guidance, training, or even just to try a different workout.

Do I have to already be fit to join Tabata Bootcamp™?
Tabata Bootcamp™ is for all fitness levels, which is the beauty of the program. Since the workout philosophy is based on short durations of microburst intervals, you'll pick the intensity level that is right for you. You'll be able to determine what your individual "hard", "harder", and "hardest" effort is, to apply to each workout. Tabata Bootcamp™ was created not just for the fit to get fitter, but for the unfit to get fit.

Will I feel sore?
It is normal to feel some soreness during the first week of camp. However, your body will adjust and you will only feel slight to moderate soreness after a week of camp.

What fitness equipment is used with the program?
This is up to your trainer. Our innovative trainers get creative, and use whatever is around them to plan a fun, hardcore effective workout.

How often do members meet with their trainer each week in the Tabata Bootcamp™ program?
It is recommended that trainees meet with their trainer 2-4 times per week, but it is inherent on the schedule the Tabata Bootcamp™ trainer has put in place.

Is the Tabata Bootcamp™ program expensive?
Pricing for training and programs are either set by the individual trainer, or by his or her fitness facility. Ask your trainer the cost to participate beforehand, and if payment options are available.

How much time is needed to devote to the program?
Tabata Bootcamp™ lives by the mantra, "More is not better. Better is better." Because Tabata Bootcamp™ is based on effective high intensity interval training, the duration of each workout is short. This is because you'll be burning more calories for longer after your workout is over. This is explained in more detail in Question # 3 of the FAQs. Your workout with your trainer will typically be 30 minutes, and your daily individual workouts are only 6 minutes! This is MUCH less time than what traditional exercise asks you to devote on a treadmill or elliptical.

I already have a gym membership, so why join a Tabata Bootcamp™ session on top of it?
A gym membership is awesome. It's a first step to a healthy and fit lifestyle. Tabata Bootcamp™ is the perfect combination to help you STAY ON TRACK, ACHIEVE success and MAXIMIZE your gym membership. It combines an effective High Intensity Interval training program with small group training. Studies show that those who participate in small group exercises and workout with a "team" and a "leader" as a guide, are much more likely to stick with their fitness regimen, and also achieve their fitness goals. In a nutshell, you'll provide the time and effort, your trainer will provide the motivation and knowledge to help you succeed, and your team will provide you the support to get there!

How do I find a Tabata Bootcamp™ session in my area?
Get on board, and make your first decision on the road to real body transformation. There are certified trainers running Tabata Bootcamp™ sessions all across the U.S. and Canada. Click on "Find a Bootcamp" to join one near you.