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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 a lot of different options, how do you choose the best workout 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 incorporates all-out 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 class.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

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

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

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

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories in less time
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone production
  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 near a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment required!

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. 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 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 short, 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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