KETTLEBELL CRAZY ALSO OFFERS HIIT CLASSES!
(No kettlebell required!)
WHAT IS HIIT?
High Intensity Interval Training
High intensity interval training consists of exercising hard for short bursts of time with a period of recovery between each short hard burst. The hard bursts are called 'high intensity intervals'. High intensity intervals may be as short as 10 seconds or as long as 1 minute and are always interspersed with easy recovery intervals. The number of high/low intervals can be as few as 8 or as many as 20. A standard HIIT workout with Kettlebell Crazy (including warm-up and warm-down) is over in 30 mins!
More like FIT classes (FUN Interval Training!)
High intensity interval training can be miserable, but NOT with Kettlebell Crazy! In my HIIT classes we do imaginative exercises and play quick mini games. There is music, banter, a great atmosphere, some sweating (and occasional swearing!), huffing and puffing, and a bit of gasping and grunting. What's not to love?!? My HIIT classes are incredibly popular, people come back week after week, even after they have built up their fitness! Beginners and newbies are always made to feel welcome, and they get plenty of encouragement (and sympathy!) on their first visit.
WHY DO HIIT?
HIIT has been scientifically proven over and over again to be the most effective form of exercise for achieving fast, comprehensive results. Benefits of HIIT include:
time efficient - delivering numerous health benefits in less time than traditional workouts, 10 mins of HIIT burns more calories than 30 mins running, and 2 weeks of HIIT improves aerobic capacity equivalent to 6-8 weeks of endurance training.
increases aerobic AND anaerobic fitness, and therefore results in greater improved cardiovascular (heart and lung) function compared to continuous moderate intensity training.
stimulates 'after-burn' - calorie and fat burn continue for up to 24hrs after a HIIT workout
reduces body fat, not muscle mass - HIIT weight loss comes from fat stores. Studies show a greater reduction in abdominal and subcutaneous (just under the skin) fat with HIIT as compared to moderate intensity or 'steady state' training.
increases metabolism - a HIIT workout stimulates the body's production of human growth hormone by up to 450% for up to 72hrs, this burns calories AND slows down the ageing process.
creates metabolic adaptations - this increases the maximum volume of oxygen that your body can absorb and process, enabling you to use more fat as fuel, and in a wider variety of conditions, thus increasing your endurance.
reduces insulin resistance and enhances glucose tolerance - sensitivity to insulin is vital for keeping blood sugar levels stable, helping to offset type 2 diabetes.
positively affects mood and enhances feelings of well-being.....why not try it and see for yourself!