What’s not to love about High Intensity Interval Training? As its name suggests, the workout involves various intervals – usually of high intensity – ensuring you get a maximum benefit from your workout. HIIT boosts your metabolism while burning tons of calories, in as little as 30 minutes. GFitness HIIT classes are exploding in popularity, with members enjoying the numerous benefits of this ‘short but intense’ style of training.

TOP 10 BENEFITS OF HIIT TRAINING:

  • Helps build endurance – HIIT adapts to the cellular structure of muscles and allows you to increase your endurance while doing any type of exercise.
  • Burns calories and fat in a shorter period of time – HIIT is great if you have a limited time to work out. Studies show 15 minutes of HIIT burns more calories than jogging on a treadmill for an hour.
  • Effective energy use – HIIT uses a system of work-hard-then-recovery intervals, alternating between high intensity workouts and short rests. Your body learns to efficiently use energy and HIIT helps you remove toxic wastes from your muscles during the rests and to breathe more effectively.
  • Boosts metabolism – The American College of Sports and Medicine says HIIT helps you consume more oxygen What’s not to love about High Intensity Interval Training? As its name suggests, the workout involves various intervals – usually of high intensity – ensuring you get a maximum benefit from your workout. HIIT boosts your metabolism while burning tons of calories, in as little as 30 minutes. GFitness HIIT classes are exploding in popularity, with members enjoying the numerous benefits of this ‘short but intense’ style of training. than a non-interval workout routine. This increases your rate of metabolism from about 90 minutes to 144 minutes after a session ofHIIT. The increased metabolism burns more calories faster.
  • Burn calories and fat hours after you leave the gym – During high intensity workouts, your body’s repair cycle goes into hyper drive. So, 24 hours after a HIIT workout, you still burn calories and fat unlike other exercise.
  • Variety – HIIT workouts ‘mix up’ your training using different exercises set up in a circuit style, many utilising your body weight. You use multiple muscle groups at once and the variety keeps you motivated and trying new movements like Kettlebell swings.
  • Lose fat and not muscle – Steady cardio is often associated with losing muscle. HIIT workouts combine weight training – the weight being your body – and effectively allows dieters to preserve their muscle gain while still shedding weight.
  • HIIT = Results – The majority of exercisers will not push themselves as hard at the gym as during a HIIT class. With motivational Instructors like Gfitness’ Will or Julie and in a group environment, you will push yourself harder and get more out of a class.
  • Good for heart health – It’s hard to push yourself to an anaerobic zone where you lose your breath and feel your heart pounding fast. With interval training, it’s easier to push to that level because of the rest interval that comes after you reach that point. This helps keep a healthy heart and blood flow.
  • Challenging – HIIT workouts offer seasoned or new exercisers a new challenge and beginners a quicker way to see results. You are constantly pushing yourself out of your comfort zone so you never get bored.