Completing a workout everyday should be at the top of our priority list. Not only does exercise keep you looking fabulous, it keeps your heart healthy and puts you in a great mood. You can’t deny the benefits of a workout, but so many of us continually skip designated exercise time with excuses ranging from “we don’t have time,” to “we are exhausted.”
We also know that we should be doing high energy workouts, especially if we’re looking to burn fat and condition our respiratory systems. While some of us avoid this kind of exercise out of laziness or fear, others know little about the benefits of HIIT workouts.
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and has been proven to be very beneficial and can even replace a longer, moderate workout. This means you can spend a shorter time exercising and still burn calories, which means more time for important things like shopping and excessively watching television shows. HIIT workouts are explosive and vigorous and get your heart rate to a maximum, which is great for achieving results fast – just think about that wedding you have to go to in a months time.
Personal trainer Luke Heath is a highly regarded Australian fitness professional and entrepreneur. He is the creator of his own Group Fitness programs, a National Group Fitness Trainer and the presenter of Luke Heath 5 Minute Workout Series.
Being an athlete and a personal trainer Luke Heath understands what our lives can be like. He knows how hard it can be to fit exercise in when we’re busy and he is very real about how to go about exercise when time is of the essence. Taking into account all of the above, Luke has created his workouts to fit our schedules, so that we reap the benefits while still having enough time to cook dinner and help the kids with their homework.
Luke has developed a super handy workout app brimming with 5-minute HIIT routines to get your heart going and utilise the benefits of a longer workout in a short and explosive five minutes. Luke loves to share the benefits of HIIT workouts and the fast results they can achieve.
“These workouts are perfect particularly for time poor professionals, mums, dads and fitness fanatics who want to see fast results! Using functional exercises that target your arms, legs and core teamed with high-energy exercises ensure maximum fat burning in minimal time,” he says.
You can take the workouts anywhere that you can take your device which means when you’re on holiday, when you’re at the park, or when you’re at your partner’s house, you’re still able to get in a great heart starting workout, that takes hardly any time.
While five minutes may be great for someone who’s on a tight schedule, Luke’s app is also for those people who do have the time to complete a longer intense workout. By joining 5-minute bursts together, you can complete multiple HIIT blasts that target different areas of your body. You can pick whichever workouts you want to do to create your own longer exercise session that will pump your heart and burn those unwanted calories.
The workout app itself is packed with some awesome features to help you out and keep you motivated. There’s a whopping 70 plus workouts to choose from and with ten new workouts added every month, you won’t have to worry about getting bored.
There are step-by-step photos to ensure you are completing the moves correctly to reduce injury, along with hints and fitness tips. The app also includes a profile page to set up, with before and after photos and weight and BMI tracker so you can see how much progress you’re making and how well you’re doing.
There are workouts to suit your specific needs, such as getting in shape for your special day, or hotel workouts to keep you fit while traveling. You don’t have to spend hours working out to get the results you’re after; you just have to know how to work your body the right way.
The Luke Heath Fitness app contains all the right 5-minute training sessions to help you achieve your body goals.
“These 5 minute workouts can help to compensate for a traditional 30-60 minute workout. Each is structured to be 5 minutes worth of intense intervals of exercises ranging from 15 seconds to 1 minute, with a circuit and ‘super set’ style of training and no rest time – That’s right, no break at all for best results,” says Luke.
Focus on different areas of the body and a mix of strength and cardio to work your body hard and get quick results. The best thing about the Luke Heath Fitness app? You can download it for free and get started on creating your dream bod!
Claudia Wood is a freelance writer and social media addict who is on a lifelong mission to find the perfect pair(s) of heels. Follow Claudia on Twitter and Facebook.