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Bodyneed's MoveHIIT Classes - Taking you to the next level!

Written by Karen Finlayson on June 10th, 2018.      0 comments

HIIT class
Build a capable, adaptable and resilient body with Bodyneed’s MoveHIIT Classes and reclaim your body the way nature intended.

You asked for classes that would help with weight loss and fitness and we listened! We’ve brought you the most effective fat burning workout around – high intensity interval training is proven to charge up your metabolism unlike any other workout around! That means that you are burning fat for up to 24 hours after each workout – not just burning fat but blunting its production. And it doesn’t stop there – research has shown HIIT to be hugely beneficial for energy levels, menopause weight gain and reversing the signs of aging!

Our MoveHIIT classes will build you a strong foundation for all movement in your life – from lifting boxes to carrying the kids, hiking a mountain to getting out of the car with ease.
These fun, face paced classes can adapt to most body types, ages and physical abilities – yes you heard me correctly – MoveHIIT is for ALL AGES!
Research suggests (HIIT) is the ultimate anti-aging workout – HIIT workouts help improve cardiovascular and respiratory health, reduce fat and control glucose, according to recent studies with additional benefits for older adults, namely reversing signs of aging within cells.

The key to our MoveHIIT classes is they are self-motivated (to a certain extent – though we are there to help with that too) you push yourself as hard as you want. Meaning you can easily have a 20 something side by side with a 50 something – each is moving at their OWN pace. Each is getting the level of workout they need for their fitness. As you get fitter and stronger you will push yourself harder – hence it is perfectly scalable.

Does High Intensity mean high impact?
NO only if you want to – that’s what is so great – you can get a highly charged fat burning workout without the need to jump around – so YES you can still do this with your dodgy knee, back or hips… we just keep the impact out of it.

What about injuries?
For any current injuries we recommend getting the go-ahead from your physio first and maybe sticking with pilates and circuit classes until you are generally pain free with movement. It depends on the injury – you can always check with us first.

Just getting back into exercise after a big break?
A rule of thumb is give yourself a month of pilates classes first to lay the groundwork of strength in your body and learn how to use your body most effectively. After that try a class and see how you get on – remember you work at your own pace and the more you come the easier it gets!

What kind of exercises do you do?
MoveHIIT classes start with a thorough warm up to bring your heart rate up gently and get all parts of your body firing and ready to move.
Then we have a focussed skills segment where we work on a new movement and get to practice it – this may be something like jumping, crawling, hanging, lifting.
Next is the main event – the combo workout comes in many styles – it will always get your heart pumping and can include body weight exercises, lifting exercises, hanging, climbing, jumping, throwing, catching and games that mean you don’t even notice how hard its getting! This section is maximum 20 minutes long – done and dusted as quick as that!
All of the exercises are scalable and all have low impact options.

Who should avoid this type of training?
As I said above it really is scalable for everyone – having said that there are some conditions that will need a GPs permission first:
  • Heart conditions
  • Seriously overweight
  • Acute injury
  • Serious illness
  • Pelvic Pain, Prolapse, Symptomatic Diastasis Recti, Incontinence (note low impact options are available – we recommend you get the go ahead from your women’s health physio first – it really depends on the severity of the case and what treatment if any you have undertaken – you can talk to us privately first if you need to)
MoveHIIT classes are on daily Monday to Friday with Saturdays starting in July




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