Taba/Core


This class is taught by:

Brendan McCarthy

Brendan grew up in Nanaimo playing baseball with the Nanaimo Pirates throughout high school, while also playing basketball and rugby for his high school teams. In his final year of high school, he received the Nanaimo Junior Male Athlete Award for his achievements in both baseball and basketball.

Brendan accepted a scholarship to play college baseball in Texas, where he played outfield for a nationally ranked team at Lubbock Christian University.

After his four years of schooling and baseball, he graduated Cum Laude from Lubbock Christian University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Health Promotions. Brendan's future goals are to complete his masters degree in Physiotherapy. He has also completed his Certified Strength and Conditioning Certification.

Brendan is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the team at Island Optimal, and he looks forward to gaining more experience in a clinical environment to pursue his goal of becoming a Physiotherapist.

Tabatta training by general definition, is 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, for 4 minutes. We will stack variations of exercises for you, with the goal of an absolutely lung and muscle smashing workout. You will come across exercises like push ups, lunges, burpees, deadlifts, squats, sprints, mountain climbers ... and all kinds of fun surprises. The whole point is to absolutely blast and fatigue as many muscle groups as possible and jack up your heart rate and metabolism in a short period. The benefits? Aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, full body strength, and a metabolism spike that eats at fat for hours after the work out's done. Following the Tabata component of the class is an awesome combination of core strengthening and stabilizing exercises guaranteed to help you to activate, stabilize and perform activity with the confidence that comes from a strong core. Our core sessions include abdominal, back, and pelvic strengthening and endurance.
Are you a beginner but want to give it a try? Bring it ON! Just let your instructor know so that they can offer modifications and help if you need it! Let's do this!

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 25 8:00 am - 8:45 am with Shelby Hollas
  • Sat Aug 25 10:00 am - 10:45 am with Shelby Hollas
  • Tue Aug 28 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Darcy James
  • Sat Sep 01 8:00 am - 8:45 am with Brendan McCarthy
  • Sat Sep 01 10:00 am - 10:45 am with Brendan McCarthy
  • Tue Sep 04 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Darcy James
  • Sat Sep 08 8:00 am - 8:45 am with Brendan McCarthy
  • Sat Sep 08 10:00 am - 10:45 am with Brendan McCarthy
  • Tue Sep 11 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Darcy James
  • Sat Sep 15 8:00 am - 8:45 am with Brendan McCarthy
  • Sat Sep 15 10:00 am - 10:45 am with Brendan McCarthy
  • Tue Sep 18 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Darcy James