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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Staying fit is important for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different options, how do you pick the right fitness routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

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

The harder you push during intervals, the more efficient your body becomes at torching calories—both during and after your exercise.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are quick and are convenient for your routine. Even better is what your body does after you’re done.

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

HIIT classes 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 more quickly
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular functions
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Undoes age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone generation
  10. Develops fast-twitch muscles
  11. Promotes 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 by a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. Do 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 want 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 short, convenient workouts.

Need 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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