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:
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
Press ups x10
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 07955 359100