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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 a lot of different options, 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 all-out effort for a brief burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are quick and fit with for your life. Even better is how your body responds after the workout.

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

HIIT routines increase muscle and improve 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. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone creation
  10. Builds 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 close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve made an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

Do 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’re looking 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 short, convenient workouts.

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

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