HIIT Classes Walsall
High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is a great alternative to conventional cardio exercises, and you can now do HIIT classes in Walsall.
HIIT sessions involve short, but intense bursts of movements, followed by short recovery periods. Sessions can last from 4 minutes up to 45 minutes, and even though the sessions are short, they can be extremely efficient in burning more calories in less time.
The Benefits of HIIT in Walsall
- Burns calories and fat in a shorter period of time- One of the best things about HIIT is that it’s perfect for those short on time. Studies show that 15 minutes of high-intensity interval training burns more calories than jogging on a treadmill for an hour.
- No equipment necessary- HIIT workouts don’t require specialist equipment, therefore they are extremely cost effective and can be done anywhere there is a clear space. You use your body weight to do all of the exercises, with the motive to get your heart rate up. Exercises such as plyometrics, high knees and jumping jacks can be implemented into a HIIT workout. They are also a great addition to your overall fitness routine. HIIT can work for you wherever you are in Walsall, at the gym or also at home.
- Burn calories and fat hours after your workout- After doing such a high-intensity workout, your body’s repair cycle goes into hyper drive, so even 24 hours after a HIIT workout, your body is still burning calories and fat. This is not the case for steady-pace workouts.
- Lose fat whilst retaining muscle- Steady cardio is often associated with losing muscle, however, HIIT is a combination of cardio and weight training (your body weight) so you are able to effectively preserve muscle gain while also losing weight.
How to do more HIIT
Implementing HIIT workouts within your fitness regime 2 or 3 times a week will help you reach your fitness goals quicker. We have some amazing HIIT classes available in Walsall to make you sweat and get your heart racing. These classes are a great place to start if you’re a beginner, as it will encourage you to keep up with the fast pace of the class.
If you’re in Walsall and wanting to try a HIIT workout by yourself, we’ve put together a short HIIT workout for you below! Don’t forget to warm up and get your heart beating before you start. Try jogging for 5 minutes or running on the spot.
Beginners HIIT workout in Walsall
Squats- 30 secs. Rest 15 secs
Jumping Jacks- 30 secs. Rest 15 secs
High Knees- 30 secs. Rest 15 secs
Arm Circles- 30 secs. Rest 15 secs
If you breezed through this workout, you could join us in our HIIT classes in Walsall. You can tailor our sessions to your level and scale down movements if you need to. For example, one session you may only be able to do 20 movements in 45 seconds, but as you progress and get fitter, you’ll be able to perform 45 movements in 45 seconds! The great thing about HIIT in Walsall is that it is adaptable, and you are able to enjoy the workouts anywhere! Why not take the workouts to a local park in Walsall near you for a change? Or join our amazing HIIT Classes in Simply Gym Walsall now!
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