We at IMPACT ZONE believe in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Every new member of IZ receives one free personal training session with one of our elite fitness experts. This session is 30 minutes of personal training specific to your fitness goals.
HIIT training sessions prove to be successful in aiding weight loss and muscle gain. Here’s why…
BURN MORE CALORIES – NOW AND LATER
Not only do you burn more calories during a HIIT workout, but the effect of all that intense exertion kicks your body’s repair cycle into hyperdrive. That means you burn more fat and calories in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout than you do after, say, a steady-pace run.
High intensity training adapts to the cellular structure of muscles which enables you to increase your endurance while doing any type of exercise. “Journal of Physiology,” posted a study where people participated in HIIT for eight weeks and the results showed that they had doubled the length of time they could ride a bicycle while keeping the same pace.
The American College of Sports and Medicine said that High Intensity Interval Training helps you consume more oxygen than a non-interval workout routine. The excess amount of oxygen consumed helps increase your rate of metabolism from about 90 minutes to 144 minutes after a session of interval training. Thus, the increased metabolism helps burn more calories at a faster rate.
LOSE FAT NOT MUSCLE
Steady cardio is often associated with losing muscle. HIIT workouts, however, combine weight training (the weight being your body) and effectively allows dieters to preserve their muscle gain while still shedding weight.
GOOD FOR HEART HEALTH
They say that extreme training helps build extreme results. It’s hard for most people to push themselves to an anaerobic zone where you lose your breath and feel your heart pounding faster and faster. With interval training it’s easier to push yourself to that level because of the rest interval that comes right after you reach that point. This helps keep a healthy heart and helps blood flow effectively throughout your whole body.
TIME IS VALUABLE
You don’t need to spend hours at the gym to get results. Time is usually the biggest excuse when it comes to taking care of one’s health. IMPACT ZONE doesn’t except excuses, which is why recommend 30-minute HIIT sessions for all our training clients. 3 sessions per week is less than 1% of the time in a week…are you willing to commit that much of your time to your health and fitness goals?