So, you’ve probably heard that HIIT workouts mean business when it comes to achieving optimum fitness. If you’re serious about fitness, this is one of the best things you can do to get yourself in the best shape of your life. Whether you’re honing your workout regime or just starting your fitness journey, High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is a sure-fire way to build some serious stamina, boost your metabolism and put you in a great mood. Sound good? Read on for all the info you need on HIIT and how to implement it into your daily life.
HIIT: The Lowdown
So, what’s all the fuss about HIIT, and what can it do for you?
High Intensity Interval Training is simply any workout made up of short rounds of intense exercise intertwined with short recovery intervals.
These workouts are designed to push you to your limit and are certainly not for the faint-hearted. HIIT is designed to lead you straight to the ‘Pain Cave’ - that special place of extreme discomfort that means you’re pushing your body to maximum capacity.
Most HIIT workouts are around 20-30 minutes long - perfect for those who have a busy schedule or who have a short attention span when it comes to exercise.
Get in, get it done, go home.
The Benefits of HIIT
You’ll be feeling that satisfying burn long after you’ve finished your HIIT workout - and noticing the benefits to your body too.
Some benefits of HIIT include:
1 - It Helps You Burn More Calories
2 - It Boosts Your Metabolism
3 - It Preserves Muscle
4 - It Strengthens Your Heart
5 - No Equipment, No Fuss
Professional HIIT Workout Groups
For those who want to take HIIT workouts to the next level, there are a multitude of smartly programmed and highly varied group training HIIT workouts that can be focussed around cardio, functional or strength training - whichever you need to achieve your fitness goals.
Group workouts are great for those who need the extra motivation of structure, teamwork and accountability. It’s also a great platform to learn new techniques and try out new things.
At Village Gym, we have honed a range perfect HIIT workout programmes for different fitness goals and levels.
BURN is the newest addition to the timetable and is proving a huge success. It’s an innovative and interactive class using the latest MYZONE® technology that allows you to work to your maximum capacity by removing the guesswork and guiding you to hit that fitness ‘sweet spot’ every single time.
Why not book yourself in for a session at Village Gym with our friendly and professional team today, and start your journey to a leaner, healthier you?
Remember, if you’re thinking of introducing HIIT into your regime - it is INTENSE and will take a while for your body to get used to. It’s not advisable to do HIIT training every day, especially when starting out, as it places a big strain on the body. Try knitting the workouts in to your week and consider programming around some additional strength or even flexibility sessions.