The Many Benefits of HIIT in our Belmont Fitness Club

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a type of workout that alternates between periods of intense activity and brief periods of rest. HIIT has been shown to be an effective way to improve your fitness and long term health, and it can be adapted to suit any fitness level.

A recent trend we’ve noticed is that more and more people from Belmont are coming to our HIIT classes together with friends. Some of them are even requesting for this type of workout for their personal training sessions and in the group classes. Keep reading to find out why…

Is burning body fat while you sleep something that interests you?

HIIT is a great choice for people who are looking to lose weight, as it burns more calories in a shorter amount of time than many other types of exercise. And if you keep your heart rate in the 80-90% zone for the 30 mins, it continues to burn fat in the following hours long after! That’s why many of our Belmont and Geelong clients are telling us they love HIIT.

HIIT sessions are usually around 30 minutes – so it’s short, sharp, hard and fast. It is vigorous exercises, repeating movements. Right after that is a brief rest period. This gets your heart rate up and muscles burning, which has excellent benefits for both your overall health and weight loss goals.

You don’t need to worry about how “intense” or difficult the workout is either, our fitness Coach Kristen adjusts the exercise options specifically for your own ability and caters for all fitness levels.

HIIT is great for all shapes, sizes and ages as is designed to work your body hard. For example; if there is an AFL footy player, a sedentary desk worker and a growing teenager all doing the same HIIT group fitness class together, and the expectation is that everyone is to be working at 80% intensity level –  Each person’s ’80%’ is different; so it can be applied to everyone!

HIIT workouts can be performed with or without equipment too. Making it a convenient option for busy people who want to work out at home from Team McLean Fitness Club’s online Personal Training or Group Fitness Class option or watching our You Tube Channel.

HIIT is a versatile and effective workout option that is growing in popularity in our Belmont based fitness club. Try incorporating HIIT into your next workout routine!

HIIT can help improve your fitness level.

High-intensity interval training can be used to improve your fitness level. By increasing dynamic and explosive movements, with shorter rest times, it trains the heart and lungs to recover quicker.

The more you practice this style of workout, the body becomes more adaptive to the movements, the heart and lungs learn the intensity, and the recovery from the movements is quicker, therefore the fitter you become.

Coach Kristen incorporates HIIT, 1-2 sessions a week in her own fitness routine. As it is great to use HIIT to improve your cardiovascular health, it is also important to incorporate and balance your workout with resistance training (weights), LISS (low intensity steady state – 45-60mins) and Pilates/ Yoga (stretching and breath work).

HIIT is a great way to squeeze in a workout if you are time poor

HIIT is a great way to squeeze in a workout when you don’t have much time because it is a very fast workout. Because HIIT involves bursts of intense activity followed by periods of rest, a great workout can be achieved in a short space of time. The average HIIT workout is only 30 minutes long, but it is very effective. Studies have shown that HIIT is more effective than other types of workouts, such as jogging, for improving your cardio fitness. If you are looking for a fast, efficient workout, HIIT is for you.

HIIT is fun and challenging, and there are endless options

Fun and challenging, HIIT is a great way to get in shape. There are endless variations you can try, so you’re never bored. Team Mclean Fitness Club uses the Metafit(C) training programs, Tabata styles as well their own recipes for fitness! Doing group training sessions with friends is a great way to stay fit, so why not grab a few mates together and come in to Team McLean Fitness Club in Belmont.

If you are looking for a workout that will help improve your fitness, reduce body fat and tone your muscles, then HIIT is a great option. Team McLean Fitness Club offers group sessions, personal training as well as Team Bonding social events.

We love HIIT because it’s always a challenge, and we never get bored. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and challenging way to get in shape. Thanks, HIIT!