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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We base our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is verified as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It incorporates all-out 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 class.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are fast and work with for your schedule. Even better is how your body acts after class is over.

These classes lead to afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after ending your workout—even while resting on the couch!

HIIT routines add 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 in less time
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates 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 close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed 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 movement. 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, increase muscle and improve 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 likable and effective workout? Explore group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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