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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Working out is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different options, how do you pick the right workout routine?

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

The harder you work during intervals, the more effective 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 Woodbury.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are short and are convenient for your life. Even better is how your body acts after the workout.

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

HIIT workouts increase muscle and improve 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. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Undoes age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone generation
  10. Expands fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits 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 developed an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. Do 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, add muscle and enhance 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 an enjoyable and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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