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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Staying fit is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different options, how do you pick a good exercise routine?

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

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

Curious about trying a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s St. Paul.

12 Benefits of HIIT

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

These workouts create afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after finishing your workout—even while laying on the couch!

HIIT routines add muscle and boost your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for increased periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories more quickly
  2. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Undoes age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone creation
  10. Develops 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 created a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

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 need to burn body fat, build muscle and better your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into quick, 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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