HOHOHO!! We all love the holiday season. The family get-togethers, the partying, the good spirits, and the high-calorie food and drink. Oh how easy it is to indulge in the foods we normally don’t throughout the rest of the year! Holiday parties usually mean a lot of eating, drinking, and being generally merry.
How do you work off those extra calories when you’re busy party hopping and going to all those social events that are stocked with yummy, high-calorie food? How do you ease the guilt about eating that extra piece of cake and having that third (fourth) glass of sparkling wine?
We know it’s easy to forego your regular training when the holiday season rolls around because you are crunched for time. Don’t despair, we can help.
At Pinnacle Fitness we can set up a high intensity interval workout (HIIT) for you to get through this season without completely losing your fitness goals.
HIIT is an excellent choice of workout to burn the most calories in the least amount of time.
What is HIIT?
HIIT is a combination of high-intensity activities followed by a slow-down period for each. For example, you can run for several minutes with your heart rate at 90% and then take it down to a slow walk for a few minutes, naturally bringing your heart rate down. Normally, you would run on the treadmill at a steady pace with a heart rate at about 70%, keeping it this way for the entire workout. With HIIT, you push the limits for shorter periods of time. You spend a significantly less amount of time doing a HIIT workout than a regular workout and get the same benefits.
These workouts are now trendy and are gaining popularity because of their efficiency and renowned calorie burning effects. Your body even continues to burn calories after your HIIT workout is over! Your body remembers the workout and reproduces the calorie-burning effects even at a complete rest, and this for hours after your workout.
Check out this article that explains in detail and with a scientific study the benefits of HIIT.
How Do You Apply It to Your Routine
Some people choose to do HIIT trainings in times when they are busy with work or school, or during a stressful period. Instead of omitting the gym altogether because they don’t have time to spend an hour doing exercise, they do a 25 minute HIIT workout and reap the benefits. No matter how busy you are, there always is time for a short 25-minute workout. This even includes warm-up and cool-down periods!
The benefits have been proven over time, and that is why this training method has gained so much popularity. You burn calories rapidly! It’s that simple. Burn those extra calories from those Holiday cookies with HIIT workouts.
Come in and speak with one of our trainers at Pinnacle Fitness for a complete explanation about HIIT and get a personalized routine that fits your schedule and needs.
Start burning those cookie calories with a HIIT program!