HIIT: What is it?

HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. It is a fast paced workout that combines cardio and strength training together into short but powerful intervals.   This method gets your heart rate up fast and torches the most amounts of calories.

Certified personal trainers use high intensity interval training for group classes to provide a full body workout in just an hour. A good trainer will demonstrate proper stretching techniques to get you warmed up in the beginning. The cardio intervals can look very different and often do to prevent boredom and to always keep muscles challenged. Examples of cardio intervals can be sprinting, jumping jacks, high knees, or burpees. The cardio intervals are followed by an active recovery period of weight training. This can be done with weights or with your own body weight as resistance like when performing squats.

HIIT training can be easily modified to work for all fitness levels and age groups. Interval training can be good exercises for older adults. Each person can modify any of the moves to better fit their personal activity level or goal. HIIT training can help to increase mobility, stability, and agility in older adults keeping them more active and independent.

Fitness management and personal training trends have shifted to HIIT training as fewer people has less free time to train for hours. HIIT training gets the job done quickly, making it a perfect choice for people who need the intensity of a workout but do not have the extra time to commit too.

Functional fitness circuits target heart rate training to burn the highest number of calories. Doing HIIT classes may include quickness and foot speed workout to improve running speed. A sport specific coach will be able to help you fall back into the grove.

High-intensity interval training can be beneficial for the strength aspects and also the cardio. You will burn more calories per class using the HIIT method. If you like challenging workouts that are explosive with energy and exercise, you have met your match. Try a HIIT class near your and enjoy the benefits of HIIT training.

To learn more about becoming a HIIT Instructor, just click the link below!

HIIT Certification

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