High Intensity Interval Training

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High Intensity Interval Training

HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training, which is essentially a fancy term for circuits or, even simpler, cardio. In a HIIT workout, you can expect to get your heart rate up for a certain amount of time, followed by a small rest period.

What is virtual HIIT online?

If you’re looking to sweat and burn those calories, High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT, is the workout for you. FlexIt has hundreds of certified trainers from top brands that you know and love.

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Benefits of virtual HIIT

The goal here is to keep you at a “high intensity” level of exercise to boost your conditioning and cardiovascular strength.

  • Helps you slim down, burn calories and build muscle
  • Improves oxygen and blood flow
  • Can lower blood pressure and blood sugar
    The benefit multiplies with a healthy diet
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What equipment do I need?

The equipment for HIIT can range from nothing at all to bench presses. Here are a few that might help round out your home gym.

  • Resistance bands
    These are super versatile. You can use them for so many different push and pull movements. They’re a must-have for any burgeoning home gym. Get a bundle of various resistance bands here!
  • Dumbbells
    Dumbbells are a great way to challenge yourself. If you normally do squats with just your bodyweight, try them while holding five-pound dumbbells. You can find some here.
  • Jump rope
    Jumping rope is a great way to get the heart pumping. You can use this to warm up or ask your trainer how to incorporate it into your workout. You can find various lengths of jump rope here.
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Is HIIT right for me?

If you relate to any of the bullets below, HIIT would be your kind of workout.

  • You want to get a good workout under your belt in a short period of time
  • You want to get your sweat on
  • You want to push yourself to your limit
  • You want to work your whole body
  • You like a combination of cardio and strength training

Excited to do a HIIT workout? Book a FlexIt trainer who specializes in it here.

Trainers who specialize in HIIT

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Austin Pogue

Anytime Fitness

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Julie Bobek

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Brooke Vitalie

Train Tahoe

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Kyle Adam

Exubrancy

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