Toning, low-impact, beginner-level, upper body-focused tabata workout by Dance Fitness with Jessica

Length: 11 min 39 sec

A tabata style workout with 4 moves, each done for 20 seconds, with a 10 second break in between. There are 5 rounds.

Included Features

Warmup No Equipment needed Yoga mat (optional), dumbbells (optional)


Space needed

Width of a yoga mat

Beginner Modifications


Apartment friendly?


Advanced Modifications


Shoes needed?



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This is a really great workout for the upper body. It mostly targets the shoulders and back, but since there’s a few plank exercises it hits the core a bit too. The four moves are not too hard and have plenty of modifications, so anyone can do this workout, even beginners. The intervals are also really short, so although there are a lot of rounds, it’s not such a torturous workout.

I also only used weights on the zombie arms, so maybe I didn’t work myself as hard as I could have. If you try it and find it’s too easy, try it again with weights and see how you feel!

This video does suffer a little bit because there’s no music in the background and it’s a little bit hard to hear. You can always put your own music on, but I thought I wouldn’t be able to hear the timer, so I didn’t. It lost a fun point for that, but otherwise, this isn’t such a bad workout.

Try it yourself and see how you like it–it’s a great workout; it just lacks a little fun!

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