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Wait! Not, what is hip? What is HIIT? High Intensity Interval Training. As our team took a look at this form of exercise, we decided it is an awesome way to get your cardio workout in. So we are taking HIIT and wrapping it in Pilates to equal (drum roll please) HIITone. We have switched our Cardio Toning classes to this new format – not a huge shift from what we were teaching but enough to fill you in on the details.
HIITone is a high intensity interval training class that incorporates the safety, form and functional benefits of Pilates. You will be guided thru a series of high intensity bursts (20 to 45 seconds) followed by rest (10 to 15 seconds). This trains your body to recover quickly from exertion. This type of workout promotes a high calorie burn not only during the workout but also for the rest of the day. While exercises will be presented at high intensity, modifications for less impact and intensity will be given. The class will end with 10 to 20 minutes of Pilates and stretching. How do you know if you are ready for this class? Sculpt and Tone is a great preparation class – helping you learn proper squat form, developing the core strength to stay in safe spine positioning and learning how to handle hand weights. Shoes are required for this class.
Wanna give it a try? Here are the times it is offered:
- Tuesdays at 9:10am with Jenn
- Tuesdays at 5:10pm with Eden
- Thursdays at 9:10am with Whitney
- Thursdays at 5:10pm with Whitney
- Sundays at 8:10am with Chela
What do you think? Wanna give it a try? Lots of options here at Tone. See you soon!