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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Fitness Tips

Staying fit is important for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with a lot of different choices, how do you pick the right fitness routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We base our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is proven to be 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 try during intervals, the more efficient your body becomes at using calories—both during and after your class.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are short and are convenient for your schedule. Even better is how your body acts after class is over.

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

HIIT classes increase 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. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone creation
  10. Builds fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits brain function
  12. Helps 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 made a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. No equipment necessary!

Perform 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’re looking to burn body fat, increase muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into quick, convenient workouts.

Need to get started with a likable and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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