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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 plenty of different choices, how do you pick a good workout routine?

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

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

Curious about trying a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Little Elm.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are quick and are convenient for your routine. Even better is how your body responds after you’re done.

These exercises lead to afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning 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 longer periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories more quickly
  2. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone production
  10. Develops fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits 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 by a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

Complete 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’re looking to burn body fat, add muscle and enhance your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts.

Need 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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