HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It is a type of workout that has caught fire. That is because of the great results people see. It is a cardiovascular exercise with brief intense workout periods (ranging from 30 seconds to 2 minutes at a time) followed by periods of rest that you desire to last just a little longer. It definitely isn’t for the faint of heart, but can be modified to make it achievable for all ages and ability levels. I recently reached out to Chelsey Stewart, the owner, operator, and lead trainer of Chelsey Fit Factory. She specializes in HIIT classes and provides Heart rate monitored HIIT training at 400 Edgar Street in Evansville Indiana. I asked her to elaborate on the HIIT classes that she provides and this is what she said, “Typically in a HIIT workout you want to be at 80% of your max heart rate to be in your fat burning state. In my classes it varies: We focus on strength, cardio, and plyometrics. During these classes people typically burn 400-700 calories which is perfect. I would say it’s not all true in my opinion when it comes to who can burn the most. It matters most that you stay in that fat burning zone to see the most results (80% of max heart rate for at least half of the workout).” After personally participating in Chelsey’s HIIT class, I found it to be challenging, rewarding, and effective. One great thing about her workouts is you aren’t hanging around the gym for long periods of time, you know your results immediately (they even focus on keeping you in that fat burning range), but you also build a comradery with the fellow participants. A HIIT workout typically last about 30 minutes or so. During that time you are not only burning a large amount of calories, but you have kicked your metabolism into overdrive for the rest of the day. If you have the opportunity to participate in a HIIT class I highly recommend it. It is grueling and invigorating all that the same time!
Here is a great article, What Is The Best HIIT Workout?, that breaks down the different types of workouts, schedules, and what results you can expect to see. To check out more of what Chelsey Fit Factory has to offer click HERE or find her on Facebook HERE!
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