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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Fitness Tips

Staying fit is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with a lot of different choices, how do you pick the right fitness routine?

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

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

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

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

HIIT workouts increase muscle and speed up your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for increased periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories in less time
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular functions
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone generation
  10. Builds 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 an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. And you don’t need any equipment!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. 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, add muscle and improve 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? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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