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🔥 The New HIIT Workout Will Transform Your Metabolism!

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Sweet friends, 

We hope February is off you a great start for you! We have some exciting things going on in the studio this week for Valentine’s Day, so make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date!

We wanted to share the importance of High-Intensity Interval Training and how HIIT can help you reach your goals and transform your body, mind, and spirit! Each of our TransFormer sessions in the studio this month will have multiple High-Intensity Intervals throughout the strength workout and we have dedicated sessions for HIIT Cardio workouts every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30!  

High-intensity interval training, or HIIT for short, was named one of the top fitness trends in the world for 2019, based on an annual survey by the American College of Sports Medicine. HIIT is comprised of short, hard bouts of cardio exercise—anywhere from 10 seconds to 3 minutes in length—broken up by brief recovery periods.

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How hard is hard? That depends on the interval length and your body, but the key is to go as hard as you can for the duration of the effort. So, you’re working in your VO2 max zone, or about 90-95% of your max heart rate (or a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10) for the duration of the high interval.

Then you recover - your bring your heart rate down.
How much recovery you take between intervals depends on your goals. Short intervals are usually paired with equally short or even shorter recovery periods so your body can adapt to repeated maximal efforts. And because your heart rate stays elevated during the recovery periods, your aerobic energy system gets a training benefit, as well.

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New studies on the benefits of HIIT make the news regularly. Take, for example, this one from the November 2018 issue of American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Researchers found that just two minutes of sprint interval training (in this case, four 30-second max-effort sprints followed by four and a half minutes of recovery for a total of 20 minutes) improved mitochondrial function—when your cells can change fuel to energy quickly—just as well as 30 minutes of moderate exercise in a group of active men and women. In other words, going ALL out for two minutes of really hard INTERVAL training can give you the same fitness benefits as a 30 minute steady, moderate pace workout.

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No surprise, HIIT training is outstanding for your cardiovascular system. Research shows, depending on how fit you are when you begin, HIIT can boost your VO2 max (how much oxygen you can use) up to 46 percent in 24 weeks. It can also increase your stroke volume (how much blood your heart pumps out per beat) by 10 percent after eight weeks of training and significantly lower your resting heart rate. ♥️

It also makes your body a furnace of a fat burner. 🔥HIIT fires up production of your body’s growth hormones that help you maintain muscle and burn fat for hours after you’re done, and it lowers insulin resistance for better blood sugar control.

And it does more than benefit your body! HIIT is amazing for your mind. Research shows that high-intensity workouts improve cognitive function and increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) more than an easier exercise. BDNF is essential for learning, memory, and mood regulation, and your brain uses it to repair and maintain brain cells.

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3 Ways HIIT Can Help You Live Transformed:

  1. Lose abdominal fat: In a study of sedentary women, 20 minutes of HIIT were compared with 40 minutes of steady-state exercise, and the HIIT subjects were the only ones who lost fat— primarily excess abdominal fat!

2. Protect your heart: A study of nearly 5000 people with heart disease showed that HIIT did more to protect them from future heart problems than moderate workouts.

3. Recharge your cells and boost your hormones: HIIT is proven to make more proteins for your energy-producing mitochondria, which helps slow down aging and boost youth hormones!

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Check out our NEW Transformer HIIT workout! The photos throughout post demonstrate different high and low intensity exercises on the workout below!

Try this Transformer HIIT workout to revive your metabolism and live heart healthy this February! No matter your age or activity level, YOU can do some form of a HIIT workout — your body is a temple! You can still get the benefits of HIIT just by adjusting whatever exercises you do!

View all of your exercise as a form of worship and get moving today!

Click the button below to see us a video of us doing this workout on our YOUTUBE!

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Don’t forget to sign up for this month’s lunch and learn! It is on February 22nd from 12-1 pm and we’ll be doing a self defense class taught by Borders! Spots in this event are limited so sign up on our app HERE before they run out! Cost is $15 to cover lunch from The Pine.

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We hope you will join us in the studio for any of our sessions to transform. Let us know how we can serve you! Email us at transfitathens@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Here's How You Can Reach Your Goals and Transform Your Body with HIIT!

Sweet friends, 

We hope April is off to a great start for you!! We challenge you to take our April Arms Calendar challenge! When you complete the challenge at the end of the month, turn in your calendar for a chance to win a MONTH OF FREE SESSIONS

We wanted to share the importance of High-Intensity Interval Training and how HIIT can help you reach your goals and transform your body! Each of our TransFormer sessions has 4 High-Intensity Intervals but now we will have dedicated sessions for HIIT workouts throughout the week!  

High-Intensity Interval Training Workouts include the duration, frequency, and intensity of work intervals and recovery intervals. HIIT training improves aerobic and anaerobic fitness, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, cholesterol profiles, and abdominal fat and body weight while maintaining muscle mass. HIIT training can be modified for people of all fitness levels! These workouts provide a similar fitness benefit as a long endurance workout but can occur in shorter periods of time.  You should challenge yourself to get at least one HIIT workout in each week! Our new HIIT training session starting next Tuesday at 9:30 will allow you to go all out through quick, bursts of exercise with recovery periods. HIIT workouts allow you to keep your heart rate up and burn more fat in less time.  

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Here are the top 3 reasons to do HIIT:

1. Increases your Metabolism- These workouts include high intensity with short recovery periods. It boosts your metabolism for up to 48 hours after completing the workout, so your body is still burning fat even after the workout! 

2. Quick and You Can do ANYWHERE! These workouts can be done anywhere, whether at home, the TransFit studio, or the gym in a hotel. Aim for a 30 minute HIIT workout! Learn the movements in the studio and take them home for your own HIIT sessions! 

3. All You Need is Body Weight- You don't need any equipment to achieve a HIIT workout. Use your body weight to get your heart rate up and then keep it up throughout the workout! 

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Here is a great HIIT workout you can do ANYWHERE! Save this workout and add it to your workout plan while you are on vacation! Your body will thank you! 

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We hope you will join us in the studio for great sessions! If you can't make it to the studio, try th new workout! You can find other workouts and videos on our website HERE or on YOUTUBE here! Let us know how we can help you live transformed and come ALIVE this April

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Check Out How You Can Come ALIVE in April!

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Friends, 

Can you believe April is here?! We are so excited to help you come ALIVE in April! We are encouraging each of you to come alive through this month's challenge- the April Arms Challenge! Challenge yourself daily with the exercises below! Get your family and friends to join you too. This is a great way to tone up your muscles and get in the habit of doing exercises daily. Click on the calendar to get this April challenge started! Check out all the new sessions happening this month at TransFit! 

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Here is how you can come ALIVE in April:

APRIL TRANSFORMATION ACRONYM:

A- Action. Take action on your health! 

P- Pray. Take time for reflection and be grateful for your blessings! 

R- Renew. Renew your goals! 

I- Ignite. Ignite a passion for exercise. Exercise is worship!

L- Love. Love the body you have and give your best! 

 

5 Transformation Tips for A-P-R-I-L:

1. Allow God to take ACTION and believe that He can and will work in you in big ways! Ask Him to guide you and your goals!

2. Be in PRAYER. Plan your quiet time and lay it out the night or day before! 

3. RENEW your goals. Rewrite your goals. Challenge yourself to set 2 specific goals for the month and set 1 goal for each day and proud around it! 

4. IGNITE a spark in your exercise and workout with a friend! Accountability is such an important part of living transformed!

5.  Believe that God LOVES you! He sees you as a chosen daughter- enough and beloved! 

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NEW April HIIT Cardio Transformer Sessions

NEW sessions will be Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 for the month of April. The session will be a high-intensity interval cardio focused session for clients of all fitness levels. You will have a cardio warm-up, dynamic warm-up, cardio intervals on machines and on the floor, finishing with extra glutes and abs, with new stretching to fully renew your mind! 

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TransUpLift Session

TransForm your Body- Elevate your Spirit- Renew your Mind! This session is on Monday's at 11:30

TransUpLift will inspire and challenge you while you release toxins and tension from your entire body. The 55-minute session will help you clear your mind by flowing in rhythmic, yoga-inspired movements. Activate your core, strengthen your arms, and tone your legs in the full body session. By allowing the body to gracefully move and flow, you will free yourself to be re-energized and lifted up! You will leave the session with renewed energy and total strength in body, mind, and spirit! This session will use only your body (not weights or machines) to UpLift your day! 

Bring your yoga mat or borrow one of ours for this new, inspiring session. 

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April Lunch and Learn

Essential Oils for Health and Wellness

April Lunch and Learn we will enjoy a new transformer lunch from The Pine and hear from life and meditation coach, Valerie Langley. Valerie will lead us through a short meditation to begin and then we will begin to learn about essential oils. She will discuss the 5 most common oils to use for Health and wellness, covering Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, and OnGuard. She will explain how the oils heal your body physically and explain the different ways to use the oils, like diffusing, ingesting and topically. She will also teach how to make chemical free products with these oils that you can use around your home. Sign up on the FREE app under SPECIAL EVENTS. 

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TransFit Running Session

Our TransFit Running session is coming back! You will meet at TransFit and run or walk down to the UGA Track. Our running coach, Lisa Patton, will lead you through running intervals around the track and some bodyweight exercises! Come join us on Tuesday's at 5:30 AM! Sign up on the app, so we know you are coming! 

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Middle School Girls Sessions

Our last middle school session will begin April 11 and meet every Wednesday until April 25. The three-week session will meet once a week, on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 PM. We will teach the girls about whole body health through mind, body, and spirit. We will focus on learning how to correctly perform exercises, the importance of nutrition, and how to feel your best on the inside and outside!  The sessions will allow the girls to work hard, laugh, sweat and finish with a time of stretching and inspiration in the 55-minute full body session. You can purchase the individual sessions or the three-week package on our FREE app HERE!

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We hope to see you in the studio throughout the month! We are so excited to work with you and help you achieve your goals this month! Let's live transformed and come ALIVE this April! We believe in you! Sign up for all sessions and events on our FREE TransFit app HERE! 

If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Red Hot HIIT Workout

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This past week I was fortunate enough to be able to go to a conference with my husband, Kelly. Unfortunately, squeezing in a workout on the go can sometimes be challenging. Wanting a high intensity, quick workout that could be done in the hotel, I designed this Red Hot workout one night before dinner!

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HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is a great way to engage the muscles with low to moderate intensity intervals alternating with high intensity intervals. It's a great way to burn more fat than a typical cardio workout since you are able to increase both your aerobic and anaerobic endurance. It has also been shown to speed up your metabolism, effectively helping you burn more calories for the rest of the day. The best news of all: since the HIIT intervals are relatively short, this workout can be done in a shorter period of time, making it easier to fit into a busy schedule. Let's get out there and HIIT it!

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I can't wait for you to try the Red Hot Workout!

Blessings,

Caroline