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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is important for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different choices, how do you choose a good 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 quick burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

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

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

HIIT classes add muscle and improve your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for increased periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories more quickly
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone generation
  10. Builds fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits brain function
  12. Lessens 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 an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. And you don’t need any equipment!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each set. 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, increase muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts.

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

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