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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 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 involves heightened effort for a brief 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 exercise.

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s White Bear Township.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are fast and fit with for your life. Even better is how your body acts after class is over.

These workouts create afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after ending your workout—even while laying on the couch!

HIIT routines build muscle and speed up 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 capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Undoes age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone generation
  10. Builds 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 close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. No equipment required!

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, add muscle and enhance your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts.

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

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