High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
A HIIT workout combines short bursts of intense exercise with quick periods of rest. Since the discovery of HIIT, evidence of its benefits has continued to grow. Researchers have learned that unlike low-moderate intensity exercise, HIIT directly targets visceral fat, burning away the fatty deposits that can lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Our aim is to get you to a healthy weight with minimal fuss, in minimal time. This is why HIIT is central to our exercise plan: we know how busy life can be, and so we work with your schedule, not against it.
Recently, studies have also shown that as well as improving fitness, HIIT can actually reverse the effects of ageing on the mitochondria – the power-houses of the cell. As we age, the ability of the mitochondria to obtain energy by burning glucose declines. When tested, HIIT boosted the performance of mitochondria by 49% in people aged 18-30, and by a stunning 69% in people aged 65-80.