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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Staying fit is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different choices, how do you choose a good 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 involves an intense effort for a brief burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you try during intervals, the more effective your body becomes at torching calories—both during and after your exercise.

Interested in trying a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Eagan.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are quick and work with for your life. Even better is what your body does after you’re done.

These classes spark afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you continue to burn calories after finishing 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 in less time
  2. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone production
  10. Develops 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 made an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. No equipment required!

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, add muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into quick, convenient workouts.

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

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