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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different methods, how do you pick the right fitness routine?

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We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is verified as 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 push during intervals, the more productive your body becomes at using calories—both during and after your workout.

Interested in trying a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Chicago.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are short and work with 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 torch calories after ending your workout—even while resting 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 faster
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone production
  10. Builds 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 developed a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. 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 want to burn body fat, increase muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into quick, convenient workouts.

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

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