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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 so many different choices, how do you choose a good exercise routine?

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

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are fast and are convenient for your routine. Even better is how your body acts after the workout.

These classes lead to afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after finishing your workout—even while relaxing on the couch!

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

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories faster
  2. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone generation
  10. Develops 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 by a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

Do 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 want 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 quick, convenient workouts.

Looking 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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