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Supercharge Your Fitness: The Dynamic Duo of HIIT and Weightlifting

Are you ready to take your fitness journey to the next level but hate doing boring cardio? Look no further! Lloyd Athletic Club is thrilled to introduce our brand-new High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) group exercise class, designed to help you achieve your fitness goals faster and more efficiently than ever before. What’s more, when you complement HIIT with weightlifting, you can experience a host of incredible benefits, including a boosted resting metabolism. HIIT workouts help you burn more fat and build more lean body mass which can lead to a more toned body without all that long cardio!

The health and fitness benefits of HIIT

High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is a workout method at our gym that involves alternating short bursts of intense exercise with brief periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise. HIIT is celebrated for its efficiency, and here’s why:

  1. Time-Saver: HIIT workouts are designed to be short and intense, making it perfect for those with busy schedules who want to lose weight. In just 20-30 minutes, you can achieve the same or even better results than longer, moderate-intensity workouts.
  2. Calorie Burn: HIIT torches calories during your workout and continues to do so even after you’ve left the gym. This phenomenon is known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), which means your body burns more calories at rest to recover from the intense workout. In a nutshell, it cranks your metabolism.
  3. Cardiovascular Health: HIIT boosts cardiovascular fitness, enhances endurance, and may improve heart health by lowering the risk of heart disease so it’s great to help fight diabetes, weight gain as we age, and the inevitable problem areas such as our gut and butt!

The Strength of Strength Training

Pairing HIIT with weightlifting and strength training is a match made in fitness heaven. Here’s why:

  1. Muscle Building: Resistance Training is excellent for building lean muscle mass. This is beneficial not only for achieving a toned and strong physique but also for increasing your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Muscles take calories to maintain and therefore burn more calories at rest than fat. If you work at a desk and have a hard time finding the time, then this workout is for you.
  2. Bone Health: Weightlifting can increase bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, and increase balance….especially in women and older adults looking to prevent these things through exercise.
  3. Injury Prevention: Strengthening your muscles can improve joint stability and reduce the risk of injuries, which is essential for those who push themselves with intense workouts. If you are over 40 then you definitely understand the dangers of over exercise! You search “Gym near me” in google, join the best gym in Portland, workout like a maniac only to get an injury and not be able to exercise for a month! Strength Training, especially with a Personal Trainer, is a great way to avoid that trap.

The Metabolism Boost

When you combine the calorie-burning effects of HIIT with the muscle-building power of strength training, you create a metabolic super furnace. As you build lean muscle mass, your resting metabolism increases, meaning you burn more calories even when you’re at rest (Yes! even when you are asleep!). This combination is a win-win for weight management and overall health through exercise.

In conclusion, our new HIIT workout class at Lloyd Athletic Club, when combined with resistance training, provides a dynamic duo that can help you achieve your fitness goals more efficiently and boost your resting metabolism and burn more fat. The benefits of HIIT extend far beyond the gym, and when you make it a part of your fitness routine, you’ll see fantastic results that leave you feeling stronger, fitter, and more energetic than ever before. Good luck! Feel free to reach out for a Free Session of Personal Training if you are interested in getting s0me professional help. We want you to succeed and will help any way we can!

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