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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Fitness Tips

Working out is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with a lot of different methods, how do you choose the right fitness routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is verified as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It incorporates heightened effort for a brief burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

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

Curious about trying a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Brooklyn Park.

12 Benefits of HIIT

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

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

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

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories more quickly
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Undoes age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone production
  10. Develops fast-twitch muscles
  11. Improves brain function
  12. Fights anxiety and depression

Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?

12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home

Not close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

Do 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 want to burn body fat, build muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into short, convenient workouts.

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

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