Our History

February 1906

Carl Laemmle opens his first nickelodeon theatre in the US which would eventually become Universal Studios.

May 2004

May 2004 – NBC and Universal join together to create NBC Universal, a diversified media powerhouse with a broad portfolio and content distributed to more than 200 countries around the world.

February 2013

Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE), part of NBC Universal, announce they are joining forces with Professor Izumi Tabata’s to license a HIIT exercise programme, Tabata™, based upon the findings of his research. Initially launched as a group exercise class based around the ‘Tabata Protocol’ of 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest.

July 2013

First Tabata™ instructors trained.

September 2013

The official Tabata™ workout launched in gyms and health clubs in the UK

December 2013

Tabata™ DVD released

August 2014

Tabata™ Body certification program launched in USA

September 2014

Tabata™ Cycle certification launched in UK and USA