HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Feb 4, 2021 | Exercise

For those who don’t already know, FLEX is an interval-based training studio and we blend several leading techniques to offer our FLEXcitizens a one-of-a-kind training concept — which is accessible for ALL fitness levels. That part is something we are especially proud of — FLEX is for everyBODY.

Simply enough, our philosophy is grounded in four key actions — FLEX to challenge and change your body, SWEAT to increase your stamina, STRETCH to improve your flexibility and REPEAT to maximize your efforts.

If you’ve never done HIIT-style classes before, let us explain things a bit more so you can get a clear picture of what you’re getting into with FLEX. High-intensity interval training, better known as HIIT, is a scientifically-proven way to train and improve your health and wellness — and has consistently ranked in the top three of the annual Worldwide Fitness Survey of Fitness Trends. Why? Because it’s efficient and it improves health with consistency.

While you can consider FLEX a HIIT studio, we like to think of ourselves more as a “YIIT” studio — “your intensity interval training!” To achieve this, we alternate between cardio and strength in varying lengths each class — so that no two classes are the same. We keep your body guessing, which is where the magic happens!

We base our workouts on principles of HIIT to help you increase your endurance and have fun as you do. And because we know everyone’s time is precious, we make sure you can achieve results in minimal time too.

Not convinced about an interval-based fitness approach yet? Here are a few other benefits:

  • Torch calories in a shorter amount of time — HIIT is shown to burn more than 25% more calories than other types of movement.
  • Build endurance and boost heart health for more stamina — interval training will do this in a shorter time than other formats.
  • Higher metabolic rate after exercise — meaning you’re more efficient at burning calories AFTER your workout (not just during)!
  • You can tailor and customize it to your needs and abilities. The goal of interval training is to get your heart ratejumping and that will look different for everyone.

From improving cardiovascular fitness and burning fat to reducing heart rate and blood pressure, there are countless reasons to do HIIT workouts — the benefits are undeniable. And at FLEX, we make sure you’ll always have fun while you do it.

Experience it for yourself — because in the end, FLEX is always better experienced than explained!