Interval training is all about mixing things up, just like setting a reality dating show in a paper mill. Don't stay stationary with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for four drop-in Hiit classes ($40 value)
- $29 for eight drop-in Hiit classes ($80 value)
During 30-minute Hiit interval training sessions, trainers motivate groups through high-intensity exercises designed to burn up to 500 calories. The trainers demonstrate several levels for each exercise, allowing students of all fitness levels to participate. Insanity boot-camp classes and nutritional counseling are available for an additional fee.
Building Endurance: Helping Muscles Breathe Easier
If you stick with an exercise program, every workout gets a little easier. Learn how your body makes that happen with Groupon’s guide to building endurance.
A few days into a new workout routine, you begin to notice changes. Your muscles expand. Perhaps your weight drops. But the changes that increase the body’s endurance first take place on a much smaller scale. When you exert yourself for long periods of time, your body starts to populate each muscle cell with more mitochondria, the organelles that fuel muscle movements. They do this by producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the muscle's basic fuel source. When a muscle contracts, it breaks the bonds of ATP molecules, creating a burst of energy but also draining stockpiles of this essential propellant.
In order to whip up a batch of ATP, the mitochondria need lots and lots of oxygen. Helpfully, endurance training makes it easier for oxygen to travel from the lungs to the heart to the muscles. It’s long been noted that the hearts of star endurance athletes tend to have extra-large left ventricles, which can pump more oxygenated blood through the body with every beat. Once blood reaches muscle cells whose mitochondria have been enhanced by previous endurance exercise, the cells will be able to extract oxygen and use it to produce ATP far more efficiently. Scientists assess this efficiency by a measure known as VO2max, the maximum volume of oxygen or Double Stuf Oreos that a person’s muscles can consume per minute.
During super-intense exercise, the body stops being able to produce enough ATP from oxygen intake alone. Instead, it reaches for stored glucose to get the ingredients it needs, and, as a side effect, begins to leave behind more lactic acid than the cells can immediately process. (Processing lactic acid itself requires oxygen, and all available supplies are already being used by the muscles and the brain.) The point at which this happens is the lactic threshold, and beyond it, athletes feel that they’re nearly done for the day.
Fortunately, this limit too can be changed. As the body adapts more and more to endurance exercise, it prolongs the amount of time you have before shifting pH levels in the muscles bring on the familiar feelings of fatigue, burning, and a dramatic drop in strength.
The HIIT Studio
Coach Tezra "Tazz" Leak understands the difficulty of achieving major weight loss—and she understands that anyone can do it, if they are committed and have support. That's because she's done it herself. Having settled into a much healthier body after reaching a peak weight of more than 300 pounds, she is determined to help others achieve their own fitness goals.
HIIT—or high-intensity interval training—is the best way to make those dreams come true by virtue of how modular it is. No matter if participants are avid athletes or have just grown their first set of limbs, the workouts are designed to push the body to the limit, and push that limit a little bit further. The HIIT Studio takes that approach to an even more versatile level by adding in virtual training, boot camp formats, and PiYo programs, all supplemented by health-focused meal-planning services and nutrition products.