90: Why H.I.I.T Workouts Work

August 3, 2017

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Welcome to the Peaceful Power Podcast and today I’m chatting all about H.I.I.T workouts and why they work.

This Peaceful Power Practice is not an Ayurvedic approach but more an Andrea approach to fitness.

Who loves H.I.I.T workouts? H.I.I.T stands for high intensity interval training. If you started jumping up and down saying me? Your not alone. If you’re saying oh no these sound hard, you’re also right. They are as hard as you make them and can be done at your fitness level.

These are my favorite workouts to do especially since I focus on short, intense workouts. Most of my clients are women who own their own business or stay at home moms. They need things that work fast & efficiently. I really started to embrace H.I.I.T after becoming a mom and realizing I couldn’t just go to the gym for as long as I felt like and dilly dally around. I needed something that worked and combined cardio & lifting.

The one adjustment I made was pick up the intensity. Instead of doing 30 minutes on the treadmill and then lifting for 45 minutes with basic movements isolating body parts. I never trained for a bodybuilding show so I’m not exactly sure why I wanted to train like that. Now I add in my cardio & lifting sessions into one workout. I spice up my routine with pushup squat jumps, skater lunges with punches, and 5 minute finishers. I have changed up my routine as well as the way I train clients.

Why do high intensity intervals work? Pushing yourself fast and hard for short bursts is doable both physically & mentally. Gone are the days of doing hours of cardio or even 90 minute workouts. I’ve really enjoyed stepping into my quicker 30 minute hit it & quit it workouts. Even the owners of the gym I train clients out of call me the 30 minute queen. As not only do I train like that but have gotten my clients results with the switch as well. I feel you don’t need to waste your time doing exercises you don’t enjoy doing just to hit a set amount of time that really doesn’t matter in the long run.

My challenge to you this week is to shorten up your workouts this week. Make them 30 minutes, make them intense and see how you feel after the change of pace to your new routine.

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Ayurvedic Pregnancy 

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I'm an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, 500 HR Yoga Teacher & Ayurvedic postpartum doula. Movement, Mindfulness & Mother Nature are my 3 pillars for health. 

I'm Andrea - your Seasonal living guide

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I specialize in postpartum support for new mamas and seasonal living using Ayurveda as the guide. 

I host a weekly podcast, Peaceful Power Podcast and have written two cyclical living books- Divine Body Wisdom and Ayurvedic Approach to Healing Your Menstrual Cycle. 

I graduated from Shakti School in 2019 as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. I'm a 500 HR Yoga Teacher and currently enrolled in Inner Sun & Moon AyurDoula Program. I've specialized in pre/postpartum fitness since 2007. 

My other interests are playing tennis, watching Golden Girls, and enjoying my morning oatstraw & raspberry leaf infusion. I also enjoy exploring my favorite nature trail with my two sons and husband. 

I'm an Ayurvedic Wellness counselor, Ayurvedic postpartum doula & 500 HR Yoga Teacher 

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