What is HIIT?
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training.
Simply put it involves alternating short bursts of intense exercise with low intensity recovery periods. Research suggests it is the most time-efficient way to exercise - with a number of benefits.
Burn, baby, burn - calories that is! An HIIT workout can burn a lot of calories in a small amount of time. One research study comparing High Intensity Interval Training with running, cycling, and weight training found that the HIIT workout burned an average of 25-30% more calories than the other types of exercise.
The calorie burn doesn’t stop when the exercise does! HIIT has an impressive track record when it comes to burning calories not only during but AFTER your workout. Studies have found that you keep burning calories for hours following an HIIT workout; one study documented an increased metabolic rate for 24 hours. Research also noted that HIIT promoted a shift in the body’s metabolism from using carbs for energy to burning fat instead. #Goals
Half the time, double the benefit! Studies have found that a 30 minutes HIIT workout can produce the benefits of a 60 minute moderate intensity workout. In this way, HIIT can help you save time, and get results faster!
HIIT can help you lose fat! One research study found that participants who engaged in HIIT training three times per week for 20 minutes per session lost an average of 4.4 lbs of body fat in 12 weeks, with a 17% reduction in the disease-promoting fat known as visceral fat - and that was without making any changes to their diet. Imagine if you took 3 LunaFit HIIT classes per week and combined that with our nutritional coaching? You’d be summer body ready and boosting your health in no time!
Other fun facts about HIIT include:
HIIT supports a healthy heart
It’s a highly efficient workout
It boosts metabolism
It can reduce blood pressure
You can enjoy the benefits at home with virtual HIIT fitness classes
It can improve oxygen consumption
It can help reduce blood sugar and improve insulin resistance
You don’t need to spend hours a day every day working out, or live on egg whites and rice cakes. Consistency, working out smarter not harder, and having the knowledge, tools, and support you need are the keys to success. Fun, challenging HIIT workouts, lifestyle-based nutritional coaching, and accountability — that is the LunaFIT path to weight loss and wellness.
The LunaFit Fitness Center in Altamonte Springs, Florida offers a variety of options to help you overcome fitness challenges and meet your goals, including in-person and virtual fitness programs and nutrition coaching! As if the benefits of HIIT weren’t enough all on their own, when you take group HIIT fitness class you amp up the benefits and potential progress that much more! Research has found that people who work out in a group see significantly more results than people who work on alone - and that includes not only physical results but mental, emotional, and stress as well!
Group fitness classes also provide accountability and social interaction, and are a great way to meet new people with shared goals, improve teamwork, and have more FUN with your fitness!
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