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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Fitness Tips

Staying fit is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different methods, how do you pick a good fitness routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

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 all-out effort for a brief burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

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

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

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

These workouts spark afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you continue to burn calories after completing your workout—even while resting on the couch!

HIIT workouts increase muscle and boost your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for increased periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories more quickly
  2. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel activity
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone creation
  10. Builds fast-twitch muscles
  11. Promotes 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 basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. No equipment required!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each set. 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’re looking to burn body fat, increase muscle and enhance your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, 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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