12-Minute Workout for Weight Loss

Tabata style training to torch calories in just 12 minutes!

This workout for weight loss is guaranteed to raise your heart rate in just twelve minutes. We designed the workout using tabata, a training style regarded as one of the best for burning fat. You’ll be doing short 40-second bursts of high intensity exercises followed by brief recovery periods. This structure allows you to push yourself to the limit without burning yourself out. In order to optimize the effectiveness of this workout, we encourage you to perform the exercises as quickly as you can without losing proper form. The more you push yourself, the stronger you’ll become and the more calories you will burn.

What You’ll Need: a gym timer (free apps are available for download), and an optional mat to lay on the floor.

What to Do: Perform each exercise for 40 seconds then rest for 20. Complete all exercises and repeat for a total of 3 rounds.

Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.

1. Burpee
2. Mountain Climbers
3. Squat Jumps
4. Skaters


Mountain Climbers

Squat Jumps


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Sofia Lopez

Sofia received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from San Francisco State University. She creates workouts and fitness challenges. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and listening to audiobooks from the exercise bike.

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