We spoke to Quintin, who’s a personal trainer for David Lloyd’s and a stage show competitor, about the current trends within the fitness industry, along with some advice and tips. Here’s what he told us…

The current trends within the fitness industry are the most effective and don’t take hours out of your day.

I’ll be the first to say I have fallen into

the trap of becoming lazy and inactive. But I turned that around after realising that we in the

UK are among the top 10 countries facing obesity in both adults and children. With 66% of men and 52% of women being overweight.

For some, the idea of going to a gym can be daunting and are often left feeling clueless on what to do. This is where HIIT (High intensity

interval training) comes in. It’s short, fast and intense while all of can be done at home or

your local park.

Some of the benefits that come after a few weeks of HIIT:

Burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time

Metabolic rate is increased even after exercise

Helps you lose fat

Increased oxygen consumption

Can reduce heart rate and blood pressure

Blood sugar levels can be reduced.

The idea behind this form of training is to have short bursts of intense exercise alternated with recovery periods, taking roughly 30 minutes to complete, making it ideal if you’re limited for time.

A quick example would be 7-9 different workouts using the whole body, 30-40 seconds of intense work followed by 20 seconds rest repeating this 2-3 times. Now there are many ways and methods for HIIT training. To start with keep it simple and consistent.

few examples to try:

Cardio:

Using a stationary bike, pedal as fast as you can for 30 seconds. Then pedal at a slow

steady pace for 2-4 minutes. Repeat this pattern for 15-30 minutes.

All round workout

Squats x20

Lunges x20

Burpees x10

Press ups x10

Crunches x10-20

Plank 1minute

Repeat 3 times having 20 seconds rest between exercises.

As you can see it’s easily done at home or you’re local park. That’s the joys of HIIT, any

place anytime! As a summary, HIIT is great fun, short and effective with a string of health

benefits linked to it.

Give it a try and see how quick you’ll see the changes.

For more advice on fitness email Quintin Scott at quintessential.fitnesspt@gmail.com or call him on 07955 359100