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How HIIT Targets Visceral Fat

High-intensity interval training burns fat fast.

But not just any fat. Research shows that specific forms of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can be key to cutting fat from your belly.

Abdominal Fat

Abdominal fat is linked to higher rates of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hormone imbalances, heart disease and hypertension. So cutting down on belly fat is key to maintaining a healthy body.

HIIT Proves to be the Best at Carving Inches off Your Waistline

The tummy trimming benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are highlighted in a study (published in the Journal of Sports Medicine Phys Fitness April 2016) into how different approaches to training can affect fitness and body composition in healthy adults.

The study tested two groups of exercisers. One group followed a individual gym program four days a week that included weight training and moderate cardio. The other did two gym workouts and two HIIT group fitness classes that included intervals of explosive movement, speed training and exercises like burpees, push ups, squats and lunges. Both groups trained for the same total amount of time each week.

At the end of the eight-week study, both groups saw a reduction in total body fat, but it was those doing HIIT classes who really saw a difference in belly fat. These individuals eliminated an average of 2.2cm from their waistlines and experienced an overall loss of 2.2 per cent visceral fat. They also benefited from a significant increase in cardiorespiratory fitness, sprint speed and arm strength.

Surge Fit is a Fun and Effective HIIT workout

Surge Fit is a HIIT workout that combines explosive movement, speed, and strength to maximize calorie and fat burning potential during the workout and beyond. Try a class and experience for yourself an increase in aerobic fitness, lean muscle, and fat burning (especially around the midsection) all while having the time of your life in a supportive and fun group atmosphere.

Go to and click “Find a Class” to find a class near you. Or check out our OnDemand classes under the “Surge Scene” tab to feel the surge from any device, anywhere in the world!

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