Have you ever considered trying out High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)? If you have not yet given a serious thought, then give it now.
HIIT involves bursts of high-intensity cardio and strength exercises distributed with brief periods of recovery. It is a great workout with multiple benefits in a small time.
But, before joining HIIT classes there are some basic things you need to do so that you can prepare yourself to withstand the hard work.
Check Out Your Abilities
Firstly, check out whether you can: squat properly without pain, properly balance yourself standing on one leg with your eyes closed for 30 seconds without wobbling, hold a plank for 30 seconds, do a basic push-up, and walk or run without pain.
Research HIIT Gyms
There are so many different types of HIIT gyms out there. And not all are of good quality. You need to do some research to figure out the best gym to join. You can do online research and go through the reviews, or call up gyms to have a better sense of things. The best thing to do is to make a visit to as many gyms as possible and get an idea of the kind of offerings they have in terms of instructor quality, facilities, regularity, etc.
You as a first-timer should prepare yourself mentally to face the tough work. You should keep in mind that during HIIT sessions, you need to push yourself to 80 to 90 percent of your maximum effort. It is tough work. But it is also what makes HIIT so impactful. It is also where the role of instructors comes in. Good instructors will be encouraging you during training sessions to cope up with the hard work.
You need to explore more things before you eventually put your feet inside a HIIT gym. Go through the infographic in this post to know how you can exploit a HIIT gym to stay fit.