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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 plenty of different options, how do you pick a good workout routine?

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

The harder you try during intervals, the more efficient your body becomes at burning calories—both during and after your class.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are quick and fit with for your life. Even better is what your body does after the workout.

These exercises create afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after finishing 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 in less time
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  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 creation
  10. Develops fast-twitch muscles
  11. Promotes 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 made an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. No equipment necessary!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. 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 need to burn body fat, build 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 a likable and effective workout? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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