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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 a good workout 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 includes an intense 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 torching calories—both during and after your exercise.

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Eden Prairie.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are short and work with for your routine. Even better is what your body does after you’re done.

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

HIIT routines increase muscle and speed up your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for longer periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories more quickly
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular functions
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Undoes age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone production
  10. Builds 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 close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve made a basic 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. 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 want to burn body fat, add muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into short, convenient workouts.

Looking to get started with a likable and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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