The hustle and bustle of day-to-day life can often leave us feeling short on time. More often than not when we’re crunched for time, one of the first things to slide is our workout routine. Fear not, busy fit bees, we have the answer for you: HIIT workouts!
If you can’t fit in a full-on exercise routine everyday, generally speaking, practicing HIIT 2 or 3 times a week is a great alternative. HIIT’s high-impact nature makes it ideal for those looking to see results and feel their fitness in a short amount of time.
We asked WFCC’s resident fitness expert and Director of Personal Training, Shira James, for her top 3 effective HIIT moves to get fit fast.
Read on (and watch the demo video) to see Shira’s must-try picks!
Move 1: Jump Lunges
Works: Quads, hamstrings and glutes, cardio systems
Benefit: Toned and strong lower body, improved balance, increased cardiovascular endurance, increased power
Move 2: Squat Jumps + Bear Crawl
Squat Jumps Work: calves, glutes, hamstrings, core, quads
Benefit: Toned and strong lower body, increased cardiovascular endurance, increased power
Bear Crawl Works: Core, shoulders, chest, arms, quads and glutes
Benefits: Builds strength, muscle and cardiovascular endurance, increased mobility
Move 3: Break Dancers
Works: Shoulders, arms, core, quads
Benefits: Builds strength, muscle and cardiovascular endurance, increased mobility and flexibility
We’d love to see you try this out! Share a photo or video with the hashtag #WFCCClub to connect with the rest of the Womens Fitness community and for a chance to be featured on our social media channels.
Spread the word and share this workout with a friend too. Or hit the club together and try one of our signature HIIT 45 classes. Generally two or three classes are recommended per week for optimal results.