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For years, we've been told how aerobic
exercise is the best method for burning off
our extra body fat. Unfortunately
according to modern research we now know a
whole lot more and what we thought we were
doing right, may now be a little outdated.
Let us introduce you to the new kid on the
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Study after study has proven the incredible fat
burning effects that HIIT can have on the body. In
fact in the first research that set interval training
as the benchmark for fat loss, the participants
lost 9 times as much fat as those doing standard
What is it?
Put simply, short intervals of varying intensity.
It elevates your heart rate higher for a short spell
then the next interval works it at a lower level.
Levels continually vary throughout your session
keeping your body wondering 'what's next?'
Apart from speedy fat loss HIIT has a multitude
of other benefits which include:
• Losing inches faster - of course it depends
on your input to this process.
• Tone up - don't just lose weight but sculpt
your body into a head turning shape.
• Additional energy - you will have more
energy than you know what to do with.
• Super fit - have far more cardio fitness and
energy than the person pounding the treadmill
• Chase away disease - HIIT does wonders for
lowering blood pressure & staving off Type 2
• Confidence - as your body loses weight and
tones up you will become aware of just how
amazing you now look.
We like to utilize High Intensity Interval Training
for to achieve the best possible results in the
shortest period of time. Whether it is through
Functional Strength and Kettlebell Training,
Kettlebell Motion classes or Zumba Fitness, your
body will begin to see positive changes in no time.
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How can Zumba
What are the benefits of Zumba? You
may have heard of the latest fitness
program -- Zumba -- but what's it about?
Zumba is a dance fitness program created by
dancer and choreographer Alberto"Beto"Perez in
Colombia during the 1990s. The program
combines Latin and international music with
dance in an effort to make exercise fun. Zumba
classes are offered through licensed instructors in
more than 60,000 fitness centres locations in 105
countries and seven-and-a-half million
So what's so good about Zumba? The most
common cause for people putting a break to their
exercise is boredom and lack of time.
Zumba has the ability to solve both these
problems by offering a complete body workout in
just a single session, thus making exercise fun.
With the beats of lively music the mood goes
amazingly upbeat in any Zumba exercise class. As
the dance classes are quite exciting time flies
quickly. Most people once enter the classes want
to continue them and watch the positive results.
The many benefits of Zumba include:
1.Helps in relieving stress.
Zumba dance is all about let go your inhibitions
and even losing yourself in the dance movements.
The energetic movements not only help in the
release of endorphins that help in altering mood,
but also help to melt away your worries as you
drop yourself down in the zumba music and
2.Aids in toning the abdominals.
Many dance moves in this form of dance aid in
working on the core muscles of the abdomen.The
restraint of muscles involved in the dance
movements gives the pelvis strength and power.
This results in firming up of the abdominals and a
reduced risk of back pain.
3.Helps in weight loss.
Zumba is a great workout that helps in burning
body fat and aids in weight loss. The number of
calories burned in each workout differs from
person to person and depends on their age,
weight, fitness level, and intensity put forward.
One hour of Zumba dance workout helps in
burning about six hundred to one thousand
calories.Practicing alternating intervals of low and
high intensity levels helps you to burn more
calories in each workout.
4.Provides benefits of interval training.
Zumba dance offers the benefits of interval
training which is one of the most excellent ways to
burn calories. Zumba integrates the theories of
interval training in each and every workout by
making use of alternating slow and fast
sequences that aid in varying the intensity of
workout after sometime.
5.Aids to change the whole body.
Regular sessions of Zumba dance have the
ability to reshape and refresh all parts of the body,
like the hips, arms, the heart, and the mind.
6.Releases toxins form the body.
A Zumba workout helps in releasing a lot of
sweat along with which all toxins are released
from the body. After knowing all the benefits of
Zumba if you also wish to get started search for
Zumba classes being run around your house or
buy a CD to begin. Attending a class is
advantageous as you can get benefitted from the
upbeat atmosphere and camaraderie that Zumba
Snap into great shape
If chilly mornings and icy evenings instantly
send you into hibernation mode, you may be
in need of a little extra motivation to keep
your gym routine going through the winter
months. The experts at Snap Fitness' new 24
hour fitness centre in Cleveland offer their top
tips on how to banish those winter blues and
stop you reaching for the TV remote.
1. Seek professional help! If you're
struggling to feel motivated, invest in some
personal training sessions.
Research shows that when you work out with
a trainer one-on-one, you are far more likely to
push yourself, exceed your usual limits and take
on tougher challenges, which means better,
2. Get with the program. Don't just stick to
your usual gym routine -- that's the fast track to
workout apathy and won't challenge you
Ask your personal trainer to create a varied
program that targets specific areas and muscles
and takes you outside your comfort zone -- you'll
thank them for it.
3. Become a morning person. It's harder to
feel motivated when the nights start drawing in,
so try and fit in a workout before work instead
(Snap Fitness is open 24 hours so there's no such
thing as too early!).
4. Phone a friend. Make the gym part of your
social calendar -- exercising with a friend makes
the time pass quicker and you'll be less likely to
cancel if you've agreed to meet your workout
buddy in advance.
Snap Fitness Cleveland is located at 16
Weippin Street and is open 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.
For more information or to book a personal
training session, phone the Cleveland club on
0431 179 876.
More top tips and workout advice can be
found on Facebook at Snap Fitness Australia or
by following @snapfitnessAU on Twitter.
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