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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 so many different choices, how do you choose the right fitness routine?

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We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is recognized as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It includes heightened effort for a brief burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you work during intervals, the more productive your body becomes at burning calories—both during and after your workout.

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Maple Grove.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are quick and are convenient for your routine. Even better is how your body acts after class is over.

These classes spark afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you continue to burn calories after finishing your workout—even while laying on the couch!

HIIT routines build muscle and boost your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for longer 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 function
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone production
  10. Builds fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits brain function
  12. Fights anxiety and depression

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

12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home

Not close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. And you don’t need any equipment!

Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. Go through 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’re looking to burn body fat, build muscle and enhance your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into short, convenient workouts.

Looking to get started with a fun and effective workout? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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