HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. This workout is comprised of interval training which is done at a high intensity, which means exercises are done in short bursts. They can start slow and become faster from one exercise to another. Typically, cardio and strength training are combined to create a well-rounded high-intensity interval training workout.
The general idea of this workout is to push your physical limits so your body adapts to the demands, which means your body changes and gets better over time. The short bursts of exercise make it easier for you to sustain the intensity required to generate this type of training effect.
Because a HIIT workout is intense, you can do it in less than half the time of a regular workout. You can get a big calorie burn, rev up your metabolism, lose weight, gain strength and build muscle in 20 minutes. And, as these workouts are intense, they encourage your body to adapt quickly, which means your fitness does improve faster.
Each class starts with some light dynamic stretching and warm-up exercises, such as twists at your waist and side lunges to warm up the lower and upper body. After the workout, we always do light exercise routines and some stretches, to help cool-down your body and improve your workout recovery.
HIIT Express Class
Our express classes are short 30 minute variations of the full versions. They are designed to be done back-to-back with another class, so you get the benefits of two classes in the one training session. If you're short on time, or if you're running late, the express classes make it easy for you to jump in for a quick workout too. Express classes are highlighted on our timetable.
What do you need for a HIIT class?
As the name suggests, HIIT classes are intense! Bring a sweat towel, a drink bottle and wear some good-quality gym shoes with some comfortable workout clothes.