Here’s why this HIIT + Yoga combination rocks
Yoga is done more slowly. It activates slow-twitch muscle fibers, which give us longer holding power and endurance-based strength. It helps practitioners gain balance, and holistic flexibility in muscles and joints. Yoga can be detoxifying due to inversions, whole body movements and longer exhales. It teaches people mindful living techniques too, so they can more easily center, ground, and slow down when life becomes chaotic.
HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is done at a more fierce pace. It activates fast-twitch muscle fiber activation, which yoga alone doesn’t do. HIIT is what defines, tightens, lifts and sculpts your muscles. HIIT gets the heart rate up higher than yoga can, in specific ways to optimize cardio, or how you intake and process oxygen. HIIT also can raise your metabolism up to 15% and burn calories and fat for 48 straight hours!
What other Goddesses say,
“It is yoga but not as we know it”
“As someone who’s practised ‘regular’ yoga for many years, I was so intrigued to see what yoga HIIT was all about. It certainly wasn’t like any yoga class I’d done before – this workout is intense, fast paced and sweaty! However, Lisa offers options and adaptations throughout so it really is suitable for anyone, and it’s up to you how hard you push yourself.
Although it’s very different to my regular yoga classes, I do find I feel incredible focus and concentration when I do yoga shred, so it still gives me that feeling of escape from my busy everyday thoughts.
The other great thing is, after a few sessions, I’m starting to see myself improve and progress which is so satisfying so it’s definitely a class worth sticking to as change happens fast!”
“Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a class for hippy-types. Oh No, ladies, this is a high intensity class suitable for anyone of any fitness level. Yes, it uses some of the main elements of yoga: strength, balance and stretching but it’s also quick, short bursts of intense moves (HIIT) and no funny headstands or weird crossed-leg positions (there isn’t time!). Being only 30 minutes, you can get in, work up a sweat, burn off some serious calories and get out again before your body realises it! I loved seeing ladies of all levels at this class: some totally new to exercise and some already kicking ass with Lisa’s other classes. It’s different, it’s fun and it’s fast. And you can do as much as you’re fit for and add it to other forms of exercise you’re already doing. To any newbies: come and try!”