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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different choices, how do you choose the right workout routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

Our classes are based on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is proven to be the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It involves a short period of intense effort, followed by a brief active recovery.

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

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at your local Farrell’s.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are short and work with your schedule. Even better is how your body responds after you’re done.

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

HIIT exercises 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 faster
  2. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular functions
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone production
  10. Develops fast-twitch muscles
  11. Improves brain function
  12. Helps fight anxiety and depression

Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?

12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home

Not near a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. No equipment necessary!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. 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, build 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? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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