Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Working out is important for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different methods, how do you choose the best 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 quick burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you try during intervals, the more efficient your body becomes at burning calories—both during and after your class.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are fast and fit with for your schedule. Even better is how your body acts after the workout.

These exercises lead to afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you continue to burn calories after completing your workout—even while relaxing on the couch!

HIIT workouts build 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 in less time
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone production
  10. Builds 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 close to 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!

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, add 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 likable and effective workout? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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