What is HIIT?

UrbanFit bootcamps are HIIT training – but what exactly is HIIT?

HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training – involving high intervals of high intensity exercise with short intervals of active rest or recovery. It’s fast and gets real results – as long as you work hard in the session, pushing yourself to maximum output.


  • Accelerate fat loss – HIIT causes your body to burn calories and lose fat. A study at Laval University in Quebec found that HIIT was 9 times more effective for losing fat than steady- state cardio such as jogging.
  • After-Burn Effect – Not only will you burn calories while you are doing it, you will burn calories and fat following your workout! You can only do this by working anaerobically at maximal heart rate, you will get the after-burn for the next 48 hours.
  • Improve aerobic and anaerobic endurance – stamina & power
  • You will DEFINITELY get stronger – Lose fat, not muscle
  • Challenges you mentally –“It’s always the mind that gives up before your body” – it pushes you physically but also mentally. Going on when you are struggling and uncomfortable will  help you strive  for success in all areas of your life (not just fitness)
  • Loads of exercises, working every muscle in your body. UrbanFit has battle ropes, medicine balls, dumbbells, kettlebells, sandbags, skipping ropes, plates to name a few
  • HIIT is hard –your heart should be pounding, out of breath and you should definitely be sweating… I will be on hand to scream and shout at pretty much everyone!

If you are booked into a class on Monday at 7.45pm, please don’t have your full dinner, because you will puke into the ‘Barf Bucket’. Have a banana, toast or energy bar.

Here are some testimonials from the first UrbanFit bootcamp:

“I’m struggling with stairs and sitting down on the loo” – Gemma

“Climbing stairs hurts like hell” – Hayley

“It hurt doing it, it hurts more now, but I loved it (in a sadistic way)” – Mandy

“Satisfying painful” – Nadia

“My bum/glutes hurt” – Everyone

“No pain, no gain. If it hurts after, you know you’ve done it right” – Kat

“I’m in bits, same again next week!… I thought yesterday was bad, my hamstrings hate me (2days after)” – Mitchell

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