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HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. A high-intensity workout increases the body’s need for oxygen during the effort and creates an oxygen shortage, causing your body to ask for more oxygen during recovery. This after-burn effect is referred to as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) and is the reason why intense exercise will help burn more fat and calories than regular aerobic and steady-state workouts.
Studies have shown the following benefits:
It boosts your metabolism and turns you into a fat burning machine for hours after the session
It can help reduce high blood pressure
It can lower high blood sugar levels
You are more likely to stick to this type of exercise than longer low intensity and medium intensity exercises.
It can boost your endurance
It can amp up your VO2 Max
Its great for your cardiovascular system. It can increase the flexibility and elasticity of veins and arteries compared to continuous aerobic exercise.
It can improve your strength and help you maintain lean muscle.
Other non scientific based benefits include: it’s a great challenge and its lots of fun (for the instructor anyway).
If any or all of the above appeal to you then why not give it a go!
Numbers are strictly limited so please ensure you book your spot.
NewFit Short Circuit
Short Circuit is a 30 minute circuit style class. You move from station to station performing the exercise designated for that position for an interval of 30 to 50 seconds. Unlike HIIT, this class works at a more moderate level. The class is broken into 3 distinct classes; Upper Body, Legs and Core. It is held in our functional room, using our unique floor, your own body weight, and/or a variety of equipment. This class offers the opportunity to learn some new exercises and can be challenging.
If HIIT seems too daunting, why not try Short Circuit instead?
Numbers are strictly limited so please ensure your book your spot.