What is HIIT?
HIIT is an acronym for High Intensity Interval Training. This type of exercise regime alternates short bursts, or intervals, of intense physical activity with periods of rest. For maximum effectiveness, you’ll need to push yourself until you feel you can’t sustain the pace or intensity. Then, take a short rest to allow your body to recover.
HIIT can be done with or without equipment. The type of HIIT routine you choose will depend on your goals. If improving cardiovascular fitness is your primary goal, to try a running, skipping or cycling HIIT program. Looking to tone up and build muscle? Choose a routine that incorporates bodyweight exercises and you’ll get a cardio boost at the same time.
What are the benefits of HIIT?
Studies have shown that you can burn calories much faster with HIIT than with regular steady-state exercise—as much as 30% more. That means a HIIT workout can be much shorter than regular exercise to produce the same results. The sessions at WPPC last for 30 minutes, to enable you to work at your maximum effort. HIIT is also shown to boost metabolism, which means your body keeps burning more calories even after the workout.
This powerhouse style of exercise offers the benefits of cardio and muscle toning in one workout, while also improving overall heart health and lowering blood sugar.
HIIT training leads to greater EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) when compared to continuous exercise. This means that after you have finished exercising, your body will continue to burn calories at a higher rate than normal.
How does WPPC offer HIIT sessions? [ face to face sessions and online sessions via Zoom]
These sessions are taught by sports chartered physiotherapists and our experienced Alan Herdman trained Pilates Instructors, so any pathology you may have will be accommodated within your personalised routine. You may attend for face to face sessions or online via Zoom.
We offer 1:1 1:2 or 1:3 sessions. This can be ideally organised with partners, friends or work colleagues.
We also offer HIIT sessions to our corporate clients.