What is HIIT ?
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a training technique that involves intense bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by varied periods of low-intensity active rest, or complete rest. We structure our classes to 20 seconds of intense activity followed by a rest period, then right back to the 20 second HIIT for 2 to 3 rounds per movement.
HIIT is great option for staying in shape when time is an issue - you get an amazing fat-burning workout in 30 minutes or less.
All of Corestar's HIIT classes last 30 minutes - all the time you need to get the benefit of this amazing workout. The goal is to give 100% to those short bursts to get the heart rate up and burn more fat in less time. These intense bursts increase the body’s need for oxygen during the effort and essentially creates an oxygen shortage, causing your body to ask for more oxygen during recovery. This “after burn” effect is the reason why intense exercise will help burn more fat and calories than regular aerobic and weight workouts.
Not only will you burn more calories during a HIIT workout, but the continued effect of these short bursts of intense exertion will kick your body's repair cycle into hyperdrive. This means you will burn more fat and calories in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout than you do after a steady-paced run. You will also build a healthier heart as HIIT pushes your body into that anaerobic (the oxygen shortage) zone. So many great benefits in such a short amount of time!
Our 30-minute classes are a variety of Cardio or Strength HIIT using TRX or other props for the intensity bursts. Combining HITT with another class (like Barre or TRX) will amplify the results and help you see long lasting results.
HIIT stimulates production of your human growth hormone (HGH) by up to 450 percent during the 24 hours after you finish your workout. This is great news since HGH is not only responsible for increased caloric burn but also slows down the aging process, making you younger both inside and out.
Lose Weight, Not Muscle
While steady state cardio (like running) seems to encourage muscle loss, studies show that both weight training and HIIT workouts allow participants to preserve their hard-earned muscles while ensuring most of the weight lost comes from fat stores.