High Intensity Interval Training

Written on the 27 January 2016 by Studio Pilates



High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) mixes bouts of intense work with short recovery periods in timed intervals. Experiment with interval patterns, varying rest, work and repetition, to get the best results without ever getting bored! 


  • That you can continue to burn calories for up to 24-36 hours after an HIIT workout.
  • HIIT is super-efficient and is ideal for the busy lives we lead. You can workout in as little as 15 minutes 3 times a week and burn more calories than long, steady-state exercise methods.
  • The beauty of HIIT is that you can incorporate any exercise that lifts you heart rate. Use larger muscle groups, so you can lift you heart rate considerably and accelerate and decelerate quickly.
  • Get outdoors or stay indoors - wth HIIT you can mix up your exercise location. 


Simple 30 minute HIIT Workout

3 rounds -  45 sec work 15 sec rest

  1. Push Ups
  2. Squats
  3. Butt Kicks
  4. Tricep Dips
  5. Side Lunges
  6. Jumping Jacks
  7. Sit Ups




Author: Studio Pilates