Carry on burning calories long after you finish a workout with High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT. You work hard in intense bursts of activity with a brief recovery time to kick your metabolism into overdrive.
Does HIIT burn more calories than a regular workout?
Yes. By raising your metabolism and creating an oxygen debt, your body uses more calories. It’s called the after-burn.
What are my choices with HIIT classes?
We've introduced many HIIT classes in our clubs such as: Ugi, TwentyFour, ZUU and The Grid. These 20-30 minute classes are designed to strengthen and tone core muscles to give you a full body workout that maximises fat and calorie burning. They're perfect for members who enjoy coming to the club but are looking for an effective workout in a short space of time. You can find out more about our HIIT classes below.
Is HIIT for everyone?
As long as you work at your own pace, listen to your body and build gradually, HIIT can be an amazing boost to your workout. It's the perfect way to achieve your recommended 150 minutes of activity a week.
How does HIIT work?
EPOC or Excess Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption increases the resting metabolic rate (RMR) after a HIIT class as your body uses energy to recover from the strenuous exercise session. For the first few hours after a HIIT session EPOC is at its highest and some studies have shown it to continue for as long as 38 hours. That means you continue to use energy to recover from the session for a long time after it finished which is why HIIT is so effective for fat burning. HIIT may also improve maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) more effectively than longer aerobic workouts.