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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 a lot of different methods, how do you pick the right fitness routine?

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

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are quick and work with for your routine. Even better is what your body does after class is over.

These workouts lead to afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you continue to burn calories after ending your workout—even while laying on the couch!

HIIT classes build muscle and speed up 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. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone production
  10. Develops fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits brain function
  12. Lessens 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 an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment required!

Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each set. 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 want to burn body fat, increase muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into quick, convenient workouts.

Looking 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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