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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 plenty of different methods, how do you find the best exercise routine?

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We build our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is recognized as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It involves an intense effort for a brief 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 workout.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are short and are convenient for your routine. Even better is what your body does after the workout.

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

HIIT classes 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 more quickly
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone production
  10. Expands fast-twitch muscles
  11. Improves 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 a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. Go through 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 better your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into short, convenient workouts.

Need 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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