HIIT - Stands for High Intensity Interval Training and has been receiving a lot of attention in the media lately. Instead of measuring effort by the amount of weight you are lifting or even the repetitions you are performing your work is measured from your maximum heart rate (this is a calculated number of the maximum number of beats per minute your heart rate can beat safely within a workout). Your work periods can range from 5-8 minutes on average and are performed at 80%-95% of your heart rate max. Due to the nature of this workout there are alternating periods of work and rest. According to research done by the American Council of Sports Medicine HIIT training has been shown to improve blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, abdominal fat and body weight while maintaining muscle mass. This style of training is perfect for individuals of all fitness levels due to the ability to easily adjust for all fitness levels and special conditions. No previous experience needed for this class.