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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 methods, how do you pick the right fitness routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is recognized as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It involves heightened effort for a brief burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

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

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

HIIT workouts build 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 faster
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone creation
  10. Develops fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits 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 developed a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. 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 need to burn body fat, build muscle and better your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into quick, convenient workouts.

Need 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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