This class is meant for those individuals who seriously want to shock their system with a higher level of training. Contrary to popular belief, the main goal of an effective fat burning workout is to burn sugar, NOT fat, during your workout. The more sugar you burn, the more fat you will burn in the hours and days between your workouts. This new theory is called EPOC (Excessive Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption) and here is the link if you wish to learn more about this theory:
Think about it this way- if you lower your body's sugar tank, it will be forced to make up this fuel deficit by looking for either dietary fat and/or stored body fat. And if you eat and train to generate the appropriate caloric deficit, then you eat up any dietary fat in your system and immediately start to melt off that ugly, unwanted body fat.
Maximal muscle glycogen depletion (the sugar stores in your skeletal muscle) occurs in bouts of maximum effort lasting for 30-60 seconds. During our classes we generally work on a 60-second work period in stations created by me, which change each month, so to help you eat up as much of your muscle's sugar stores as possible with just enough rest to allow you to be able to get ready to rock for the next exercise/station. We add occasionally Tabata workouts of 20-10 intervals, intensifying the sessions and we finish the class with at least ten mins of active stretching based on yoga and pilates movements.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) protocol uses an alternating set sequence, whereby you repeat the same movement in a particular exercise order that engages your whole body (upper, lower, core) which will increase your total body fat burning. This training program combined with a diet high in lean proteins, natural fats, fibrous carbohydrates and low in refined sugars and starches leads to dramatic losses in body fat and gains in lean body mass, all while taking your conditioning to the next level.
Get ready to join us if you are serious about transforming your body!
HIIT can be performed barefoot or with indoor trainers. Please bring a towel with you.