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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is important for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different choices, how do you find the best fitness routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is recognized as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It involves an intense effort for a quick burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are fast and work with for your routine. Even better is how your body acts after you’re done.

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

HIIT routines 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 faster
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone production
  10. Expands fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits 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 made a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. No equipment necessary!

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each set. Go through 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 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 fun and effective workout? Explore group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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