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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 options, how do you find the right workout routine?

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We build our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is proven to be the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It incorporates all-out 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 Hudson.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are quick and work with for your life. Even better is what your body does after you’re done.

These classes create afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after finishing your workout—even while relaxing on the couch!

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

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories in less time
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular functions
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone production
  10. Expands 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 close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

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 want to burn body fat, increase muscle and better 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 an enjoyable and effective workout? Explore group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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