BodyFit by Amy: 25 Minute Quiet Cardio Tabata HIIT

25 Minute Quiet Cardio Tabata HIIT is another low impact cardio workout from BodyFit by Amy. I did enjoy this workout but I didn’t find it as intense as her other two low impact cardio workouts that I’ve done: 25 Minute Low Impact HIIT and 10 Minute Low Impact HIIT. However, if you combine this with one (or both) of those workouts, you can still get a (longer) great cardio workout. I was in my cardio zone this entire workout (according to my FitBit) and I never spiked into my peak heart rate zone, which is what you would expect in a HIIT workout. I also did some things to increase the intensity. I wore an 8 pound weighted vest, 1 pound ankle weights and I wore a 1 pound weighted glove on my right hand (I had recent left shoulder surgery so that arm doesn’t do much. It is functional enough that I do some of the arm movements but nothing that includes lifting my arm over shoulder height.). I did enjoy this workout and perhaps could have gotten a bit more out of it if I was using both arms since there are a lot of big arm movements to assist in increasing intensity. It was still a great little low impact cardio workout. I didn’t start breaking a sweat until the beginning of the third tabata and by the 4th tabata I did feel like I was working and sweating.

This workout follows the tabata format: 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. One tabata circuit equals eight of these 20/10 intervals. This workout contains 4 tabata circuits. Between each 4 minute circuit you get one minute of recovery. During that recovery Amy previews the upcoming exercises. Each circuit alternates 2 different exercises. Amy gives easier versions to most of the exercises.

25 Minute Quiet Cardio Tabata HIIT is 26 minutes; 1 minute intro, 2 minute warm up (but then she also tells you to continue step touching while she explains the first tabata which takes another minute so a 3 minute warm up) and 2:30 minute cool down stretch.

Tabata #1:

  1. Low jacks with a deep narrow squat between each side
  2. 3 cross punches + knee pull
  3. Alternate #1 & 2 three more times

Tabata #2:

  1. 2 hamstring curls + 2 insole taps
  2. Fast knee pulls with runner arms
  3. Alternate #1 & 2 three more times

Tabata #3:

  1. Deep/wide plie squats with straight jack arms, bringing arms behind body at bottom
  2. Squat and at top of squat, raise one leg out to side while leaning to other side and raising both arms overhead
  3. Alternate #1 & 2 three more times

Tabata #4:

  1. Alternating curtsy lunge with large circling arms
  2. Cross punch + knee pull
  3. Alternate #1 & 2 three more times

For more info on BodyFit by Amy and other (free) streaming workouts I’ve sampled and reviewed, check out my Streaming page.


3 thoughts on “BodyFit by Amy: 25 Minute Quiet Cardio Tabata HIIT

  1. I know you like kickboxing. I found this one on YT – TIGHT-n-IT Fitness – Amy Neurauter. She has different types of classes but does quite a few boxing/kickbox classes too. She had posted a few at her gym but most of them are filmed at her home the last few months. You might like her.

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