For those of you who aren’t familiar with HIIT, it involves intervals of high-intensity exercise at 90% of your max heart rate followed by low intensity or complete rest. This is in sharp contrast to the typical steady-state cardio most people do at a moderate intensity,
The major reason HIIT works so well for dropping body fat is due to the greater calorie burn (or EPOC—excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) that’s maintained after the workout is over.
While the major benefit of this 30 minute workout is rapid fat loss, you can have other benefits . Performing this work out and doing it with progressively shorter rest periods will increase muscle endurance, which will boost your conditioning.
The magic of HIIT lies its ability to keep you burning fat even after you leave the gym. In short, your body isn’t able to bring in enough oxygen during periods of hard work. Therefore, you accumulate a “debt” of oxygen that must be repaid post-workout in order to get back to normal. The result — your metabolism is revved for hours!
This class will be performed on the gym floor by our staff