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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 choices, how do you choose the best exercise routine?

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We build 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 quick burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you work during intervals, the more effective your body becomes at torching calories—both during and after your class.

Interested in trying a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Omaha.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are quick and are convenient for your schedule. Even better is how your body responds after class is over.

These workouts spark afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after completing your workout—even while laying on the couch!

HIIT classes build muscle and boost 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. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Undoes age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone production
  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 close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created 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 movement. 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, add 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 a fun and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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