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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different methods, how do you find the best fitness routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is recognized as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It includes all-out effort for a short burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you push during intervals, the more productive your body becomes at torching calories—both during and after your workout.

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

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT classes are quick and work with for your routine. Even better is how your body acts after class is over.

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

HIIT workouts build 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 functions
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Undoes age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages 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 an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. And you don’t need any equipment!

Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. 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 better 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? Explore group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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