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From Our Founder: Why We Love Throwback Fitness

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Remember the days when you’d play freeze tag on the playground? While sprinting for your life (or so it felt like), you hardly realized what an incredible cardio workout you were getting. With that in mind, the guys at Throwback Fitness have created a competition-inspired workout program for Booya Fitness.

When they pitched me the workout concept, I immediately thought of couples and roommates who could complete the workout together. Truth be told, I’m not really a competitive person (my friends may disagree here), as I tend to be focused on holding myself to my own benchmarks, not those set by others. That said, I love getting the chance to spend time with friends or a significant other while getting a great workout done.

The Throwback Challenge begins with a time-based challenge. Your goal is to get better and stronger with each round (so keep track of your reps!). If you’re working with a partner, you have a little extra motivation to try to beat them, too.

Coach Brian then transitions to a “deck of cards” challenge. He’ll draw a card and you’ll be expected to complete the exercises in the allotted time period for each round. If you don’t finish a round, you’ll have some penalty burpees to do at the end of the sesson.

All throughout the workout, you’ll hear some great throwback tunes from the 90s. If you have any requests for new tracks you want to hear—let us know! All in all, this is a great HIIT workout. The time literally flies by as you work every muscle group, burn a ton of calories, and hopefully earn some serious bragging rights.