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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 methods, how do you find the right workout 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 involves all-out effort for a short burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you try during intervals, the more efficient your body becomes at burning 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 short and fit with for your life. Even better is how your body acts after the workout.

These workouts create afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after ending your workout—even while laying on the couch!

HIIT classes add 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 in less time
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  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. Encourages human growth hormone creation
  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 close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed 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 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 want to burn body fat, add muscle and better your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts.

Looking 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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