HIIT the pandemic and get fit!
As a personal trainer, you have to move with the times to not only maintain a strong and regular client-base, but also develop relationships with new ones.
In the current COVID-19 landscape, we have all had to adapt and find new ways to engage clients.
Offering HIIT as part of your personal training packages is a great way to entice potential clients, particularly during the pandemic.
Why? Well, let’s take a look at My PT Hub’s top 3 USPs of high-intensity interval training. We will explore why it’s a great fitness routine for drumming up business.
1. Clients are looking for fast results
The pandemic has meant a more sedentary life for many. Recent studies have revealed that 47% of people in the UK have put on weight since the global pandemic began. Eating and drinking habits have changed, snacking and alcohol consumption have risen and gyms and swimming pools were shut for the first time in our lives.
So, as some form of normality starts to return, people will want to get fit quick, and burn off some of the weight they piled during the pandemic.
Offering HIIT to your clients is a great way to show them that it’s possible to burn up to 700 calories in a 45-minute session.
One of the many reasons that HIIT is so appealing is that it’s easy to fit this method of training into a tight schedule, whilst still achieving highly effective results. It’s fast and effective.
2. No equipment workout
In the current situation, many people have looked for an online fitness coach for the first time. Gyms have either been shut, or people just aren’t comfortable leaving their home to visit the gym. The trend in online personal training is still set to increase, even past the pandemic, as many people have found that it is a more effective way for them to work with a trainer.
Whether you’re back in the gym full-time, planning to operate online-only moving forward, or want to take a hybrid approach, HIIT can offer you and your clients flexibility with working out, as there is no equipment needed.
From high knees to jumping lunges and cross-body punches to Russian twists, this is your chance to show clients just how easy it is to exercise without exercise or from home, while still working up a sweat and pushing their heart rate up.
HIIT is a great routine to add to a client’s fitness toolbox, offering an incredibly efficient full-body workout that increases stamina and burns fat fast. It’s the ideal workout offering to deliver to clients remotely, who want quick wins.
3. HIIT continues to work even after a training session stops
Another benefit of HIIT is its ability to burn calories even when a workout has finished.
This can be enticing to new clients who have never used a personal trainer before and want to see results, fast.
This is possible, because getting the heart rate up in such a short timeframe, speeds up the metabolism for hours after exercise.
A client practising HIIT will burn more fat and calories up to 24 hours after a session compared to if they had been on a steady-pace run.
Want an easy way to use HIIT workouts with your clients? My PT Hub has hundreds of pre-made workout templates for you to choose from, to start using with your clients right away. Simply select the plans you want to use, make any adjustment or personalization you want, and assign to your clients! Check out all of our workout features here.