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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Working out is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different options, how do you choose the right exercise routine?

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We base 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 brief burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

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

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

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

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories faster
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone creation
  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 by a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve made a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. No equipment required!

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. 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 need to burn body fat, build muscle and better 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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