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Workout Style: What Is a HIIT Workout?

Have you heard of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)? Most likely you have. It has remained one of the best and most effective fitness trends since 2017. So what is this type of training all about and does it fit in with your workout style?

HIIT, or high intensity interval training, is a method of exercise where you go all-out and give one hundred percent effort through rapid, intense bursts of exercise. These bursts are then followed by short, sometimes active, recovery intervals. This type of fitness training gets and keeps your heart rate up, which is optimal for burning calories.

HIIT (high intensity interval training) may not be for everyone, it really depends on your health and fitness goals. Definitely talk it over with your personal trainer before deciding if it’s the right fit for you. In the meantime, here are some benefits of High Intensity Interval Training.

HIIT Workouts are Fast and Convenient

Long gone are the days of not getting sufficient time. There are going to be days when you cannot make it to the gym for one reason or another. As your personal trainer we would be able to plan a workout for you so that you always can get a calorie burn in. HIIT workouts can be performed anywhere: in your home, at a hotel room, in a playground, etc. And most are 30 minutes or less! Who can't spare that?

So let us know when you come in for your initial consult if this is something that you may need and we will go over some things that you would be able to do on the go. Your personal trainer is there to support your health and fitness goals and guide you on your journey.

HIIT Workouts Mean No Equipment Necessary

No dumbbells? Don’t worry! You don’t always need weights to complete a HIIT workout. You can do body weight exercises and simply focus on getting your heart rate up and maintaining it there. We tailor your workouts to fit your needs and goals. Some people want to be able to lift heavy weights and some just want to be fit and lose weight. As your personal trainers we will create custom workouts that will get you the full benefits and results that you want.

HIIT Workouts Reduce Your Metabolism

Combing high intensity workouts with interval training results in EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption). Say what? Basically, it increases your metabolic rate. It can even increase your metabolism for as much as 48 hours after a comprehensive HIIT routine. This means that you'll still be burning off fat even after you have left the gym.

Sounds great doesn’t it? It definitely can be. When you come in to see us let us know that HIIT may be something that you’re interested in. We will go over your health and fitness goals with you and determine if HIIT (high intensity interval training) is something that would work to achieve them. SRQ Health & Fitness Studio has a team of training experts that will recommend the best training program to fit your needs and achieve your goals.



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