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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 a lot of different methods, how do you choose a good exercise 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 incorporates heightened effort for a short 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 workout.

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s West Des Moines.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT classes are quick and are convenient for your life. Even better is what your body does after class is over.

These workouts 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 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. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone generation
  10. Builds 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 near a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. No equipment required!

Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. 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 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 fast, convenient workouts.

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

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