HIIT is the fast way to burn those calories
You have a limited amount of time in your day to work out. We get you. And interval training is the secret to success for people like us. Research suggests interval training — workouts in which you alternate periods of high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods — improves VO2 max to a greater extent than isocaloric moderate continuous training. All those scientific words to say, short bursts of speed are better than longer, steady paces on a treadmill.
An added bonus? Interval training also burns a greater number of calories in a shorter period of time. And thanks to the to the metabolism-boosting effects of high intensity intervals, it may be more effective at inducing fat loss than simply training at a moderate intensity for the same duration.
Interval training also burns a greater number of calories in a shorter period of time.
So how do you reap interval-training benefits? And how long should each interval push and recovery be? It turns out there isn’t a hard-and-fast rule. In reality, it’s most beneficial to have varying intensities and recovery times. Different lengths of work and recovery yield different results, and they’re all good.
That’s why we’ve designed our Gixo classes to offer a variety of approaches. Some have fast-paced short intervals with short recovery times(think Indoor Intervals). Others offer progressive interval segments with increasing interval durations (think Intense Intervals).
So mix it up with us. Just remember, interval training can be challenging. If you’re new to exercise, spend time building your stamina and fitness before knocking out fast-paced intervals, or simply modify the push and recovery durations of the intervals. Your body will thank you.