Personal Trainer: Burton Turner | Shalom Austin Jewish Community Center


Burton Turner

Tabata Training for Runners

Crack the code to increasing speed with this proven method of interval training. Sessions focus beyond logging mileage to drill down to the root of performance, using Tabata intervals for cross-training and global pull/push strength exercises. Personal record times include a 2:19 marathon and a 4:06 mile.

TRAINING TIP: “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


• ACE Certified Personal Trainer
• Certified IFSAA Ashtanga “Power” Yoga
• 6-year Nike Elite Triathlete
• 8 Hawaii Ironman finishes
• Collegiate athlete (cross country, track & field – 4:06 mile), Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
• Tabata Bootcamp™ Certified Instructor
• 81 full marathon finishes (personal record time – 2:19)
• 20+ years experience in personal training


“Many long-distance runners in training run longer than necessary. Try running intervals of shorter distances – maybe less than a mile – rest, and then repeat. Run/walk training is quite effective for many, as well as yoga for running performance. Everyone needs yoga, and yoga is for everyone – not just flexible people.”

Favorite Exercise: Yoga

“It is an activity that helps me feel good and also helps me focus better.”

Robbin Tran

Robbin Tran

Fitness and Wellness Director