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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Staying fit is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different choices, how do you choose the best exercise routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

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

The harder you try during intervals, the more effective 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 Colorado Springs.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are short and fit with for your life. Even better is how your body acts after you’re done.

These exercises create afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after ending your workout—even while relaxing on the couch!

HIIT routines 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 activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Undoes age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone generation
  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 near a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. And you don’t need any equipment!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each set. 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, build muscle and better your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, 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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