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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different methods, how do you choose the right workout routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We build our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is verified as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It involves heightened 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 Mooresville.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are fast and fit with for your life. Even better is how your body responds after class is over.

These classes spark afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you continue to burn calories after completing your workout—even while laying on the couch!

HIIT workouts add muscle and boost 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. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular functions
  4. Improves blood vessel activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone generation
  10. Expands fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits brain function
  12. Helps 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 made a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. No equipment necessary!

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each set. 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, add muscle and better 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 an enjoyable and effective workout? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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