As the name suggests, HIIT is a 20-minute high intensity workout performed at a higher heart rate than the morning cardio session. Here we target a heart rate of above 90% with short but intense exercises. Every student’s 90% mark is different based on age, height and fitness experience. We ensure that you are pushing yourself to the maximum based solely on your body’s ability, constantly measuring your heart rate with the monitor.
Training involves activities like burpees, hammer hits, tire pulling, agility ladder, box jumps, assisted/full pull ups, pushups, farmer walks, kettle bell swings, aerodyne bike and many other functional training movements.
Many of these activities are designed to bring back basic movements, which we have stopped performing in our daily lives. As children, jumping or hopping come naturally to us. However, as we get older, these movements become very unfamiliar and we see them as dangerous or injury causing. With HIIT, we work on slowly bringing your agility back by doing similar exercises twice a week. You’ll be surprised how soon your body gets comfortable with these movements again, after which you can build up your speed and accuracy.
The duration and frequency of conditioning training is kept low, in order to avoid nervous system exhaustion and a rise in cortisol, which is a counter-productive stress hormone. HIIT, when done well, will help you get ultra fit and agile in a short period of time. Sessions will bring a strong rush of adrenaline through your body, with a strange feeling of excitement after the session. Recognizing this will help you not only attain your fitness goals, but also understand your body better, and why certain types of training are essential. Our hope is that you will see why training is not only a path to physical fitness, but also to happiness.
Please note: Each session is customised to your age, medical condition and physical capacity. We walk with you from your current fitness level and build on it, so don’t be anxious about your capacity. However, to guide you with precision, a heart rate monitor is absolutely essential. In order to ensure your safety, we do not train without it. Please refer to the FAQ-Checklist page to see which kind of heart rate monitor is required.