No matter if you are a seasoned athlete or a beginner ready to dip your toe into a regular workout regimen, you have likely heard about HIIT workouts. However, you may not be quite sure what these workouts are or if they are effective. Here’s what you need to know about HIIT workout programs and how this type of movement could benefit you.

What are HIIT workouts?

HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, though you may have heard this type of workout called interval training or sprint interval training. HIIT workouts are designed to give participants quick and intense bursts of exercise followed by active recovery periods. This high intensity, active recovery pattern continues throughout a HIIT workout.

What is an example of a HIIT workout?

HIIT workouts are extremely versatile and can change based on access to equipment, space, or participant fitness level. For example, a workout can include ten exercises that the participant does for 30 seconds each with a 20 second recovery time in between. Exercises can range from mountain climbers to jogging in place, steady plank holds to jumping jacks.

What are the benefits of HIIT workouts?

A major benefit of HIIT workouts is the calorie and fat-burning potential. Thanks to the high intensity, active recovery pattern, HIIT participants are able to burn far more calories than in a more traditional exercise setting. In addition to the high calorie burn, HIIT workouts are a surefire way to increase your metabolism for hours and even days after an initial workout. HIIT workouts are also fun, flexible, and convenient, making participants more likely to stick with their routine in the midst of their busy schedule.

Where can I find HIIT workouts in Will County?

Apogee Fitness offers members regular HIIT inspired exercises during their NEVER PEAK workout sessions. Together with nutritional support, accountability, and a community dynamic, members enjoy NEVER PEAK sessions and the transformation that follows.

Learn more about Apogee Fitness and call us to get started today. We would love to support and encourage you as you commit to making healthy decisions for yourself.