inStride founders Danielle and Laura both have a long professional history in the Fitness Industry. Former fitness trainers and life long fitness enthusiasts, they are pleased to offer the following group fitness programs.
This program is offered to all levels of running including Learn To Run and Marathon Training. For more details please click here to be taken to our Run Club page.
High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT as it’s more commonly called, is a fun, high intensity (as the name suggests) way to get the most out of your fitness efforts. This program takes place in a group setting and offered to people of all levels of fitness. Each class is just under one hour long with 30 minutes of hard work and stretching to round out the workout. So what is HIIT? HIIT involves intervals of high-intensity exercise (such as running at 90% of your max heart rate) followed by low intensity (walking at a moderate pace) or complete rest. This is in sharp contrast to the typical steady-state cardio most people do at a moderate intensity, such as walking on a treadmill at 60-70% of their max heart rate.
HIIT was originally developed by track coaches to train runners, but it has crossed over to the fitness industry due to its fat-burning benefits confirmed many times over in scientific studies (see "HIIT Findings"). A lot of these studies found that subjects performing HIIT burned significantly more body fat—and in less time—than those who did steady-state cardio programs. The major reason HIIT works so well for dropping body fat is due to the greater calorie burn (or EPOC—excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) that's maintained after the workout is over. In other words, you burn more calories and more body fat while you're sitting around doing nothing. In addition to this increase in resting metabolism, HIIT is effective at enhancing the mechanisms in muscle cells that promote fat burning and blunt fat storage.
Join us for a HIIT session or give us a call to talk about how it could transform the way you look at fitness.