High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is here to stay. It’s an effective workout for fat loss, fitness and toning up. It works by alternating intense work periods with rest or recovery. I run a HIIT class on Saturday afternoons - see details here.

Here's why it's so effective:

  • It burns more calories in the same amount of time as slow, steady cardio.

  • Not only does HIIT help you to lose fat, it can also help you to build muscle/tone up at the same time.

  • It even continues to burn fat post workout as your body elevates it's metabolism whilst recovering from your workout.

  • It helps to improve your heart and lungs which will transfer into greater fitness even when doing more steady state aerobic training.

  • HIIT can make you feel good! You have to work hard for HIIT to be effective so once you’ve put in the effort you can feel a sense of acheivement (smug!) for the rest of the day!

  • HIIT can be fun! The class which I run uses ‘fun’ equipment such as prowlers, sleds, ropes and boxing bags. You are with a partner during the workout so you can encourage each other to work hard.

If you'd like to try HIIT for yourself come along to my class at Bounce on Saturday afternoons. For more info visit here. Booking essential and limited places.

Book in for the next HIIT class. Find out more here.

Home HIIT workouts:

> 20 minute fat burner -

20 seconds mountain climbers

10 sec rest

20 seconds squats

10 sec rest

20 sec press ups

10 sec rest

20 sec jumping jacks

10 sec rest

Complete 10 times.

> Quick workout for those with limited time -

5 minutes skipping - intervals:

30 seconds skipping

30 sec rest

Complete 5 times. If the skipping isn't making you completely tired then make it harder - eg. skipping sprints (high knees), double unders.

> A Quick EMOTM (Every Minute On The Minute)

Complete 5 burpees every minute.

So start the clock running and do 5 burpees. Rest until the clock strikes 1 minute, do 5 burpees, rest until the next minute is reached. Complete 5 rounds.

For a harder workout try 10 minutes. Or add kettlebell swings - 5 burpees, 5 kettlebell swings > rest until the next minute.

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