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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Fitness Tips

Staying fit is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different methods, how do you choose the right 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 incorporates an intense 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.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are quick and fit with for your routine. Even better is what your body does after class is over.

These workouts spark afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after ending your workout—even while resting on the couch!

HIIT workouts increase muscle and speed up 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 capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone creation
  10. Expands 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 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. 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 need 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 quick, convenient workouts.

Want 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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