What is HIIT?
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
High Intensity Interval Training is a workout method that includes short bursts of exercise followed by recovery intervals. During the exercise interval, you should focus on performing a movement at a pace that allows you to ensure good form while also pushing to your maximum effort. This approach gets your heart rate up into a fat burning zone then provides a recovery period. These short bursts of exercise are scientifically proven to burn twice as many calories as steady state cardio like running.
Effective, Fast Workouts
Our workouts are completed in 5-27 minutes. They consist of short intervals of maximum effort followed by an interval of rest. Since you are resting after each movement, even if you are worn out, you have a recovery period and are able to catch your breath and take a break.
Why is HIIT effective?
HIIT burns calories up to 4x faster than steady state cardio such as running or walking.
HIIT workouts build muscle while also getting your heart rate up to burn calories. This makes sense when you think of a long distance runner and a sprinter in terms of body type.
HIIT workouts have shown to be effective in:
- Especially effective for women to lose weight
- Losing more subcutaneous fat than steady state aerobic exercise like running on a treadmill.
- Improving cardiovascular health
- Easing arthritis pains
- Improved weight, blood sugar levels and cholesterol for type 2 diabetes
Want to know more about HIIT workouts? Watch this story.
Why Group HIIT?
At Group HIIT, we believe in making fitness affordable and accessible. Workouts can be done alone but we encourage you to find a workout buddy or group to keep each other motivated. Once your workouts become a routine, you will be happy you made the choice to do this together.
Workouts are designed to be done at home or even within an office. You can stay 30 more minutes at work and get fit! You could even break up your workouts during the day and take short breaks to do intervals.