HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training and refers to exercise that involves short bursts of intense cardio or strength with intermittent periods of rest. The key to a successful HIIT workout is pushing yourself to your limits during the high-intensity portions.
At The Hook, we offer HIIT classes that combine everything from boxing to a state-of-the-art jungle gym for adults in order to give you a fun, functional, and effective workout in a short amount of time. Because we are a women’s gym, you can feel comfortable, confident, and inspired as you surround yourself with other amazing women who share your same journey.
Check out the blog below to learn about just a handful of the countless benefits that group HIIT classes can offer you and make sure to register for your favorite classes now!
Benefits Of HIIT Workouts At The Hook
It’s Extremely Efficient
High-intensity interval training is designed to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time, fast-tracking your results and providing an extremely efficient workout. This is because, as we will explain below, HIIT workouts push your heart harder than other long-form workouts such as cycling or jogging.
It Pushes Your Heart
During exercise, you can expect your heart rate to rise. With traditional exercise, your heart might beat at 55-65% of its maximum rate. During HIIT, however, you can push your heart to the max multiple times. Because you’re pushing yourself to 80-95% of your maximum heart rate multiple times during a single workout which exercises your cardiovascular system. This is one of the reasons it burns so many calories, as we mentioned above.
When you exercise your heart regularly, it can help to lower your resting heart rate and blood pressure because your heart won’t have to work as hard to pump blood and oxygen through your body.
While it is good to push yourself and exercise your heart muscles, it is also important to understand if you have any risks associated with doing so. Before starting a new workout regimen, make sure to get the green light from your physician.
It’s Great For Fat Loss
Many people struggle when trying to lose weight because they want to get toned without becoming bulky and they want to lose weight without losing their muscle mass. HIIT offers a unique set of benefits that helps people lose body fat and tone their muscles without bulking up.
Studies have shown that regularly engaging in HIIT exercise can help you lose body fat, including visceral fat which is dangerous fatty tissue that builds up around your organs.
There’s Always Something New
Workouts at a traditional gym can get boring. You run on a treadmill or glide on an elliptical and go nowhere. You likely follow the same path from machine to machine. When you become part of a women’s gym that offers a variety of exercise classes like we do here at The Hook, you will always have something new and fresh in your workout.
For example, at The Hook, our group exercise classes for women consists of exercises that target your booty, legs, core, and arms as well as classes that incorporate boxing, intense cardio, toning, and so much more. Whatever your goals, preferences, or weaknesses are, we have classes for you at our women’s gym in Grapevine that will have you feeling fierce.
It’s Challenging, But Not Impossible
One of the biggest benefits of HIIT is that it is challenging, but it is not impossible. By pushing yourself to the max for short bursts, you will be more likely to put in the work for the full interval because you know there’s a rest coming soon. These intervals make it less intimidating. Anyone can do it because we all are at different levels. If your “max” doesn’t look like your neighbor’s, that’s okay!
You’ll Have The Best Instructors
Our fitness studio has some of the kindest, most passionate, and most talented class instructors around. These badass women are full of knowledge and heart and have a passion for helping others realize their potential. They’ll push you without being cruel and encourage you without being fake. These ladies are the real deal and when you find yourself in one of their classes, you’ll actually love working out!
You’ll Build A Community
Finally, when you take our HIIT classes at our women’s gym in Grapevine, you’ll be part of a community of women who are all working toward the same goal: feeling fierce by engaging in the ultimate fitness for women. Maybe one woman is trying to lose weight, another is trying to get a six-pack of abs, another is trying to lower her blood pressure, and another is trying to get in shape before having a baby; we’re all a family here at The Hook! Our journeys might look different but we are all on the same path, and there is always something special in that.
Experience HIIT Workouts At Our Women’s Gym!
We are proud to provide a judgment-free, come-as-you-are workout space where you can get the most out of your time. Working out on your own can be intimidating and it can be difficult to know what machines to use or how long to exercise to get the results you desire. It often leads to spending a lot of time in the gym without getting results.
At The Hook, we guide you through challenging, energetic, and fun exercises that are designed to get you the results you’re looking for.
Register for your first class at our women’s gym today and find out what it’s like to get hooked on exercise!