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HIIT

What is HIIT?

HIIT is a type of workout that stands for High Interval Intensity Training (HIIT). Essentially, a HIIT workout combines bursts of energetic, aerobic or strength building exercise, with short recovery periods. As the name implies, these bouts of activity are intense, each followed by necessary recovery. The purpose of this type of workout is to increase your aerobic base, improving athletic performance and speed.


A typical HIIT class will include rhythmic, high energy music, elevated cardio-burning activity, and lots of strength training. Expect to use weights and props, such as box steps, kettle bells, hand weights, resistance bands, and medicine balls. The purpose of a HIIT workout is to burn calories and increase your metabolic rate. Here are some more things you should know about HIIT.



Who it’s for
  • Beginner to advanced yogis
  • Anyone looking for a cardio-building workout
  • Athletes seeking to improve performance and speed


Who it’s not for
  • Anyone recovering from injury
  • Yogis seeking a gentle workout


How it will help you
  • Increases VO2 max
  • Burns calories and increases metabolic rate
  • Improves athletic performance and speed
  • Builds muscle
  • Reduces heart rate and blood pressure
  • Improves strength, aerobic capacity, and builds cardio


How it will not help you
  • Doesn’t offer a relaxing, meditative experience
  • May cause injury if overused


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Reviews and Ratings

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Lidia
Excellent

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Nita
Excellent class,tough for me Excellent teacher Thanks Neelma... Read more

Mon, May 16

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Sujatha
Excellent class

Mon, May 16

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Denise
Great class. I’m traveling for the next couple weeks. See y... Read more

Tue, May 17

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Shalini
loved the sweat . Awesome class.

Mon, May 16

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Sherry
Great class looking forward to learning more

Mon, May 16

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Get started with HIIT

Read more about HIIT – but the best way to learn is to try it! Sign up for a free trial with MyYogaTeacher and get 14-days of unlimited live yoga classes online plus 2 complimentary private yoga sessions to help you get started!