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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Working out is important for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different methods, how do you choose a good workout routine?

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We build our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is proven to be the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It incorporates all-out effort for a short burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you push during intervals, the more efficient your body becomes at using calories—both during and after your exercise.

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Waite Park.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are quick and work with for your schedule. Even better is what your body does after the workout.

These classes create afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after ending your workout—even while relaxing on the couch!

HIIT classes build muscle and boost your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for extended periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories more quickly
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular functions
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone production
  10. Builds fast-twitch muscles
  11. Promotes brain function
  12. Helps anxiety and depression

Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?

12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home

Not by a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment required!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. Repeat this circuit twice.

  1. Jump Squats
  2. Push-ups
  3. Burpees
  4. Alternating Side Lunges
  5. Mountain Climbers
  6. Plank

Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works!

Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB

If you need to burn body fat, build muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into short, convenient workouts.

Need to get started with a likable and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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