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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Staying fit is important for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different options, how do you pick the best fitness routine?

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We base 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 quick burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

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

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Elk River.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are quick and fit with for your routine. Even better is how your body acts after the workout.

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

HIIT workouts add 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 in less time
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone generation
  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 near a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. And you don’t need any equipment!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each set. 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’re looking to burn body fat, increase muscle and enhance 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 an enjoyable and effective workout? Explore group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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