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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Working out is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with a lot of different methods, how do you pick the right workout routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We base our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is verified as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It includes an intense effort for a brief burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

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

These classes spark afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you continue to burn calories after finishing your workout—even while resting on the couch!

HIIT routines 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 faster
  2. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular functions
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone generation
  10. Expands 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 near a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve made 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 set. 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 fast, convenient workouts.

Need to get started with an enjoyable and effective workout? Explore group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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