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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with a lot of different choices, how do you pick the best workout routine?

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We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is proven to be 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 work during intervals, the more effective your body becomes at burning calories—both during and after your exercise.

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Forest Lake.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are quick and fit with for your schedule. Even better is how your body responds after class is over.

These workouts create afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you continue to burn calories after ending your workout—even while relaxing on the couch!

HIIT workouts 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 more quickly
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages 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 developed a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. And you don’t need any equipment!

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. 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’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 short, convenient workouts.

Need 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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