HIIT 101

What it’s all about & Why you should do it

High-intensity interval training isn’t a passing phase in the fitness world. It’s here to stay and for good reason. HIIT is the sweetest thing that’s come along for busy bees since sliced bread and it packs a powerful punch at the same time, keeping workouts quick and intense. 

Swap your regular cardio routine for some HIIT sessions and get ready to take your health and fitness to the max! 


Extreme workouts and extreme results— that’s the best way to describe high-intensity interval training. HIIT alternates between short bursts of intense activity and set periods of rest or reduced activity. 

A simple example of this type of workout would be to sprint for 1 minute up a hill and walk back down it for 2 minutes, repeating that for about 15 minutes. Ready to take on the heat but need an extra push? Benchmark’s here to coach you and customize a HIIT session whenever you’re ready.


HIIT workouts are extremely efficient and give you zero excuses to skip the sweat even on the busiest of days. The best news is you’ll make more progress on the fitness front when you swap your lengthy cardio sessions for interval training sessions a few times a week, for half the time. 

HIIT workouts are of the anaerobic nature, which means they challenge your cardiovascular abilities, improve your athletic endurance and burn crazy calories. A study published in the Journal of Physiology found that cyclists could bike for twice as long at a steady pace, after 8 weeks of doing high-intensity interval training. 

It’s good for your heart, it’s great for your muscles and it’s awesome on time. Heck, it’s even got an easy acronym. HIIT is the way to go.





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