12 Days of Fitmas - Day 9: Tinsel Tabata Workout

Gather your rope and be ready to jump around! 


  • Timer or tabata app (there are many free on the app store) 
  • Jump rope (No skipping rope? No worries - jump in place!) 
  • Exercise Mat, Towel, or carpet to do sit-ups 

Start your timer! A tabata is a high-intensity interval workout that includes 8 rounds (20 seconds on work followed by 10 seconds of rest) lasting 4 minutes. This means that when you're working, you should be working HARD. And when you're resting, take full advantage of it. 

This workout alternates between one cardio exercise (skipping) for each round for your first tabata cycle, and alternates between two core exercises for the second round, meaning you would do bicycle crunches for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, and then do sit ups for 20 seconds, and then rest 10 seconds, and repeat). 

Round 1: Skipping - Skip for 20 seconds, rest for 10, repeat. 

Round 2: Core - Alternate between Bicycle Crunches and Sit Ups 

Round 3: Skipping 

Round 4: Alternate between planks and mountain climbers 

This base workout is 20 minutes. If you've got more in you - add one more round of each.