Unlike traditional cardio exercises like long-distance running or swimming (which take much longer to burn fat), High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts can be crushed in less than 45 minutes, and has even proven boost fat loss by increasing your insulin sensitivity by up to 58%!
So what exactly is a HIIT workout and why is it so popular? While it can take on many forms, HIIT workouts generally follow a similar principle; intervals of quick & short burst of movements that pushes your body to its metabolic limits and low-intensity intervals for quick recovery.
This method of exercise pushes you to reach your maximum effort and gets your heart rate up so you can burn more fat and calories in less time. It is the convenience of getting an efficient full-body workout under an hour that makes HIIT workouts an obvious choice for busy professionals who are strapped for time.
Keen to try a HIIT workout? We’ve rounded up some of the best HIIT workouts to zip you into shape in no time!
BoomBox at BoOm
Boxing is becoming a popular spot for many, but the folks at BoOm mixes it up with a circuit training that consists of tabatha-styled strength training (weighted squats, lunges and overhead presses) before transitioning to rounds of burnouts on the unique aqua-bags to the rhythm of music. This class is great for anyone looking to punch their stresses away (we hear ya!) and also good for all skill levels.
Climbing HIIT at Boulder Movement
Yes, a climbing HIIT workout exists, and you can try this unique hybrid exercise at the Boulder Movement! With a range of classes catered to varying skill levels, beginner and intermediate climbers will easily find a wall that offers enough of a challenge. The Climbing HIIT workout is unique as it incorporates full-body exercises and boulder circuits which are all done on the climbing wall!
Jumping® Fitness is the original aerobics rebounding system founded by TOMÁŠ BURIÁNEK and JANA SVOBODOVÁ of Czech Republic. It is a high-intensity, zero-impact fitness program conducted on special mini trampolines. With a combination of traditional aerobic steps, dynamic sprints and power sports elements, it ensures full body toning and strengthening.
Indoor cycling at Ground Zero
With thumping beats, an inspiring trainer and the sheer rush of adrenaline, what’s there not to like about an indoor cycling class? The high intensity workout promises the ultimate cardio workout as you ride in sync to the hardest hitting bits. These cycling sessions are combined with upper body movements with the use of hand weights, creating a full-body workout.
Triple Threat Bootcamp by The Yoga Co.
Don’t be fooled by the slow pace of yoga, this exclusive 45-minute boot camp focuses on intensive strength, flexibility, and stamina training with yoga principles as the foundation. Consisting of yoga, calisthenics and HIIT, this class will definitely work up a sweat! Our collective bursts of energy make getting fit seriously fun. Highly recommended for athletes and new yogis with basic practice.
Kayla Itsines BBG Bootcamp
Available exclusively for the first time at FitnessFest™, the Kayla Itsines BBG Bootcamp is inspired by the Bikini Body Guide’s 28-minute workouts and will be conducted by the reigning queen of fitness herself! Charge through a 45-minute high-intensity workout and leave feeling empowered, stronger and healthier.
Did we mention? You can try ALL these workouts and more only at FitnessFest™ by AIA!