Sometimes you just need a good sweat right?
As many of you know, I love to incorporate HIIT workouts into my routine much like Pilates, they are quick, effective, and efficient.
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and here’s a quick summary of the benefits:
HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. “A high-intensity workout increases the body’s need for oxygen during the effort and creates an oxygen shortage, causing your body to ask for more oxygen during recovery,” says Eric Salvador, NASM, NSCA, head instructor at The Fhitting Room in New York City. “This afterburn effect is referred to as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) and is the reason why intense exercise will help burn more fat and calories than regular aerobic and steady-state workouts.” – The Daily Burn
HIIT workouts are great for:
- burning calories
- improving cardiovascular health
- boosting metabolism
- building muscles
- getting the most bang for your buck
After many, many requests I just posted a brand new Pilates-Inspired HIIT workout over on The Balanced Life’s YouTube channel!
I’ll be honest you guys, I almost didn’t post this video because it’s kind of a sweaty mess – but hey, sometimes you just need to let yourself be messy and work up a good sweat right?
If you can relate, you’ll love this quick Pilates Inspired HIIT Workout!
This Pilates-inspired HIIT workout designed to provide the benefits of HIIT workouts while incorporating classic Pilates exercises to build core strength, tone your muscles, and improve flexibility.
Benefits of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts:
– Studies show that 15 minutes of high intensity interval training burns more calories than jogging on a treadmill for an hour.
– Maximal cardio-health benefits in minimal amount of time.
– Burns 25-35% more calories that traditional cardio benefits – IN LESS TIME!
– You’ll boost your metabolism and continue to burn calories long after the workout is complete.
Give this workout a try and let me know how it goes!
Pilates Inspired HIIT Workout
Click here to view the video directly on YouTube.
Leave a comment and let me know how it goes!