Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different choices, how do you choose the right fitness routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We base 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 short burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you try during intervals, the more effective your body becomes at torching calories—both during and after your exercise.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT classes are short and are convenient for your schedule. Even better is how your body responds after class is over.

These exercises lead to afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after finishing your workout—even while laying 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 well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone creation
  10. Expands fast-twitch muscles
  11. Improves brain function
  12. Helps 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 an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. And you don’t need any equipment!

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, 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 an enjoyable and effective workout? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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