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The Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a workout that involves several moments of burst movements followed by low-intensity recovery periods. HIIT workouts are a way to get in workouts that pack a punch when you don’t have much time. The average HIIT workout is 10-30 minutes. Exercises vary and can include biking, running, spinning, and body weight exercises, but regardless of what exercise you choose as part of your HIIT program, you’ll enjoy a heart-pounding fat-burning workout. High-intensity exercise delivers the same benefits as moderate exercise in a shorter time. If you’re not sold on HIIT just yet, check out these other benefits:

  • Burn a lot of calories and burn them quickly in a short amount of time
  • Metabolic rate is higher for a longer period of time—up to 24 hours—after completion of your workout
  • Reduces body fat and waist circumference
  • Gain muscle and improve your heart health at the same time
  • Improves oxygen consumption
  • Reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar
  • Great for busy people who want to see results fast
  • Wide variety of activities can be used as part of HIIT

Are you interested in learning more about HIIT? Stop into Mountainside Fitness today to learn more about our HIIT classes. We offer a variety of high-intensity fitness classes to help you meet your fitness goals. At Mountainside Fitness, we’re not a gym. We’re a health facility that focuses on family fitness and wellness. We have 18 locations in the Phoenix area, making it easy to find a location that’s convenient for you. Reaching your fitness goals is just around the corner when you’re a member of the Mountainside Fitness family. Learn more about us by visiting our website at www.mountainsidefitness.com and find a location near your home, work, or school.