HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training method 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. 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.
In our HIIT program, we utilize light forms of resistance (including body weight, TRX, dumbbells, kettlebells) and perform exercises in combination with various types of cardiovascular exercise to achieve optimal EPOC. “Percent of Effort” and “Calories Burned” are monitored through Myzone heart rate monitors and displayed on a TV screen for direct feedback while you exercise.