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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Working out is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different options, how do you find the best fitness routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

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

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are fast and are convenient for your routine. Even better is how your body responds after class is over.

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

HIIT classes add 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 in less time
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone production
  10. Expands fast-twitch muscles
  11. Improves 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 close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. And you don’t need any equipment!

Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. 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 want 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 a fun and effective workout? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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