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HIIT-Kick Fitness Classes

HIIT-Kick Fitness Classes are available at MINORSAN

Work your body with HIIT-Kick Fitness Classes which are designed to provide short bursts of intensity. Short-bursts give your muscles an 'all day' burn, as they are still using up your energy stores.

By continually using energy, your body is utilizing body fat, thereby creating a condition for weight loss.

Are you looking for a new “boost” to Kick Up your workout routine?

Our HIIT-Kick Fitness classes utilize your body, equipment and heavy 'workout' bags, in order to get ou fit. Your body will feel strong and powerful.

Check out the Benefits of HIIT-Kick below...our 'sister' workout to KickAeroBix. If you're in a slump, this workout will pop you right out of that.

Benefits of HIIT-Kick

  • You'll burn even more calories during the entire class, but even more important is that you body will continue to burn calories after the workout
  • Your aerobic conditioning will dramatically improve (great heart health), which means you’ll be able to go longer and/or harder
  • The feeling of “same-o same-o” will be gone. Boring workouts will be no more
  • No need to get more equipment. Utilizing your body will be your “newest equipment”
  • Metabolism gets boosted to higher levels, making fat los easier and more efficient
  • Newfound strength and power will feel great on you!
  • Competition isn't necessary to feel like an athlete
  • Classes leave you feeling invigorated, strong, and accomplished

Some Things to Think About...

Even if we love our workouts, we can reach a plateau, which means we stop getting results. Our bodies are very adaptable. And they'll adapt to whatever workout we're doing.

In order to boost your metabolism a bit more, you must “shock” the body—make the muscles move in a different way in order to “wake them up” for continuous results.

That's what HIIT-Kick Fitness Classes do to our bodies.

Your body would surely feel that slight change it needs. And your metabolism would get a boost. Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns the energy you eat (calories).

When your muscles are “more lean” your body burns more energy because these muscles need fuel, and they get it from your food.

This is one of the main reasons athletes stay so lean. Their bodies burn food almost as soon as it hits the digestive tract! (OK, it does have to get digested first…).

You can still do kickboxing, which in and of itself is interval training, but now pair it with higher-intensity moves, and you have HIIT-Kick.

This principle called HIIT (high-intensity interval training) has been extensively researched (and is not new).It has been the method (for years) athletes have used to train for their next competition.

Now, it's a very popular method to utilize in workouts for the everyday person, as it is so effective.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) requires your body to use high bursts of intense energy for short periods of time, followed by a quick recovery, and then lesser intense exercises.

These “intervals” work to make your body burn higher levels of energy, compared to a continuous level of movement for an extended time (30 to 60 minutes).

Short bursts of high-intensity intervals will make your body move in ways that it normally doesn't with other forms of exercise, which means it will effectively “shock” your body.

"Bagwork” as in our KickAeroBix™ classes, is still utilized, however, there's the added benefit of higher-intensity interval training, with all HIIT-Kick Fitness Classes.

You absolutely can! People new to a regular routine of activity will get results from most any workout they choose because the body isn't used to exercise. The muscles are getting the boost they need with the new increased activity.

However, after extended periods of time with the same exercise, the body adapts to this new activity, thus making it harder to get the same results.

If you start with walking first, eventually you'll need to move more vigorously (and your body will be ready), in order to continue getting results.

For some individuals, maintenance is the goal, which allows them to maintian their current conditioning. They have reached the levels they wanted to achieve, and maintaining the present condition is what they desire.

(HIIT-Kick is great too for those who are already fit and just want to maintain their fitness levels.)

As this new activity becomes easier, it means the body doesn't require the same amount of energy to get the same amount of activity completed.

It just becomes easier, because you are becoming more fit! To get more results, you'll want to bump it up a notch.

Whether it’s weight loss, a healthier heart, or stronger muscles, your body will change.

If it's better muscular definition, or the camaraderie of other participants, or just to feel better with the endorphin rush, moving your body gives results, as are bodies are designed to move..

HIIT-Kick was developed to compliment our kickboxing bags class workouts (KickAeroBix™), so you'll have the opportunity to do two types of workouts in one class format.

Interval training has always been a part of our KickAeroBix™ class, however, with the higher-intensity, shorter duration segments, the workout becomes more HIIT-based.

Start with a short warm-up, then segue into HIIT segments interspersed into the next 30 to 35 minutes with bag work.

You'll end with a cool-down/stretch segment, which will allow the muscles to fully relax, and your body to cool down. Total class time is 50 minutes!

Everyone has to start somewhere, therefore, yes it can be for you. For someone new to activity, any class format will be challenging.

Consult with your doctor or health care practitioner to see if you are ready for increased activity in your life.

We also suggest you take it easy during your first few classes. You must feel comfortable with the movements you are doing before you should increase the level of intensity.

Your instructor or team coach will guide you to make your appropriate choices during each class, and give you appropriate options.

Slow and sustained increases in your overall activity are generally a better option than jumping in with both feet and going for gold from the get-go.

Going full board at first is the fastest way to burn out and stop your new activity, as your body wlll be in too much shock.

Set yourself up for success by working into it over an extended time. One or two higher-intensity intervals in your first class is the best option, as your body can easily adapt.

If you have more questions about this class format, or any of our other classes, and what would be best for you, contact us for a complimentary consultation (no charge).

"Had one of my best workouts ever last night!!!" ~ Jessica K

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