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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Fitness Tips

Exercising is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different choices, how do you pick a good fitness routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is proven to be 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 work during intervals, the more efficient your body becomes at using calories—both during and after your workout.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT classes are short and fit with for your life. Even better is what your body does after class is over.

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

HIIT routines increase muscle and boost 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. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Undoes age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone production
  10. Expands fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits brain function
  12. Lessens 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 created a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. No equipment required!

Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. 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’re looking to burn body fat, increase muscle and better 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 likable and effective workout? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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