The Trainer is 'IN' - H.I.I.T.

The Trainer is 'IN' - H.I.I.T. 

Kailee Kristoff

H.I.I.T stands for High Intensity Interval Training, a training method that can be used by everyone from beginners to advanced exercisers. H.I.I.T can be used for both cardio and strength training workouts. The benefits of this training style include: efficiency, burning more calories both during and after the workout, training your anaerobic zone, no need for fancy equipment, losing weight without losing muscle, increasing your metabolism, and last but not least it's challenging. H.I.I.T uses intervals of intense exercise alternated with intervals of rest or low intensity, for example you may sprint on the treadmill for 30 seconds then walk for a minute, you may lift weights for 45 seconds then rest for 15, or you may lift weights for 45 seconds then skip rope for a minute to combine strength and cardio. Different interval training protocols differ in the lengths of intervals for both high and low intensity exercises, the ratio of high to low intensity intervals, and the level of intensity in both high and low intervals. A couple well-known H.I.I.T styles include the Tabata method (20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, 8 times through for a total of 4 minutes), and the Little Method (60 seconds high intensity, 75 seconds low intensity, 12 times through for a total of 27 minutes). There are a number of H.I.I.T classes on the new group fitness schedule or feel free to try them on your own!

Kailee Kristoff

Kailee is one of our TWP Personal Trainers and you can find her teaching classes, leading new member orientations & training clients. Continue reading her full bio.. 

You can also find Kailee at the Personal Training desk in the TWP Weight Room, running our new "Approach the Coach" program. This is a chance for members to ask questions about training, technique, equipment and more. Check the desk for the 'COACH ON DUTY' sign and Kailee's smiling face! If you need help and would like advance notice of when you can find her on duty, please email info@twpfitness.com 


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