High Intensity MODE

High Intensity MODE: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) feels good. But that’s not all! HIIT has been proven to be the most effective workout to improve endurance and build lean muscle tone.

At MODE, HIIT is a cornerstone of our group fitness programming. And, we offer several different styles of HIIT workouts, so our members can design the experience that’s best for them.

Our most popular HIIT is circuit work on our rig, housed with multiple strength-training systems, which allows members to engage in both plyometric and weight-based strength exercises simultaneously. Think pull-ups, seated rows, dips, lat pull-downs, tricep extensions, cable exercises and more.

Typically, HIIT mixes in rest periods that are double the length of the high-intensity movements. For example, your MODE instructor may have you complete one minute of HI-movement accompanied by two minutes of rest.

Whether you are sprinting on one of our treadmills or performing bodyweight floor-drills, the result can be tough on your body and mind. Right away you feel shortness of breath and even possible nausea. But after the discomfort subsides, your brain releases an enormous number of endorphins which give you a sense of well-being.

Bottom Line? HIIT feels great and is an excellent way to increase blood flow and oxygen to your brain, helping to reduce mental fatigue throughout the day and improve natural energy levels!   

Can I Handle HIIT?

Yes! Everybody can benefit from HIIT. The idea behind HIIT workouts is stated right in the name: intensity. This means something different for everyone, depending on age, ability, mobility, medical conditions and athletic prowess.  As a rule, if the intensity is present and consistent, a HIIT workout is achievable and rewarding.

MODE instructors will always offer helpful and practical alternatives to any member who needs them. Because we cap our classes at 10 participants, we are able to maintain an awareness of the unique needs of each body that enters the studio.

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