When it comes to the ultimate workout that delivers visible tightening and trimming results, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) can be one of the most effective options to add to your fitness regimen.
What’s so good about it? Imagine a series of nonstop supersets, alternating between quick, intense bursts of exercises, which are immediately followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. Not only does HIIT help you burn a lot of calories within a short period of time, it also kicks your body’s repair cycle into hyperdrive, which means you’ll keep burning fat up to 24 hours after a HIIT workout.
Whether your fitness goal is fat loss, building strength or increasing muscle, HIIT can help you conquer it all. Here are some of the best HIIT classes around Bangkok that will help you achieve great results.
With high-intensity workouts that cater for all fitness levels, The Edge Boutique Gym offers a variety of cardio-focused sessions every week, including ‘Core Infusion’, ‘HIIT It Harder’, ‘Supernova’ and ‘Deep Water’. The classes generally consist of a warm-up period, several repetitions of high-intensity exercise separated by medium-intensity exercise for recovery, then a cool-down period. With a motto that reads ‘Fitness is not a destination, it is a lifestyle’, The Edge also offers a wellness programme for those who want to incorporate a healthy routine into their daily life to maximise their fitness goals.
The Edge Boutique Gym, 725, The Metropolis Building, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok, +66 89 780 1191
Australian workout sensation F45Training has finally made its way to Bangkok. Merging separate leading-edge fitness training styles (HIIT, circuit training, and functional training) into one workout, each 45-minute session features a combination of interval, cardiovascular and strength training, which is proven to be effective in burning fat and building lean muscles. Not sure if you’re up for the challenge? F45 offers a 7-day free trial for local residents — so there’s simply no excuse to not give it a try.
F45, Novotel, 8/F, Sukhumvit soi 20, Bangkok, +66 65 485 4404
Whether you’re looking to squeeze in a workout during your lunch break or get in shape for a special occasion, The LAB’s super-efficient HIIT is the ideal workout for those with a busy schedule. With a 30-minute ‘HIIT Blast’ during lunchtime on weekdays, you can make maximise your time and training efficiency all at once. Be prepared to jump, twist, lift, press, pull and crawl with the LAB’s dynamic movement circuits, which ensure you never do the same workout twice.
The LAB, 2/F, RSU Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 31, +66 2 662 1618; 2/F, NST One Building, Silom Road Soi 1, Bangkok, +66 2 234 5321
True to its name, Aspire believes in creating a workout environment that inspires gym-goers and helps them achieve better results. In their small-group, high-intensity training classes such as ‘HIIT’, ‘BOX HIIT’ and ‘Tabata’, you’ll find yourself in a motivational, positive setting where you can meet like-minded people who share the same goals and desire for success.
Aspire, 348/2 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, +66 02 229 4114
For those looking for a hardcore cardio workout, BASE’s signature HIIT classes ‘Base Burn’ and ‘Speed and Endurance’ would be right up your alley. Designed to suit all levels of fitness, these programs also come with a free body-composition scan every month (BASE members only) using the industry-leading Inbody machine, which shows you a detailed breakdown of your body composition, body fat percentage and muscle mass.
BASE, Unit 208, Noble Remix 2, Sukhumvit Soi 36, +66 2 160 6065; 2/F, Unit RT1, Sathorn Thani 2 Building, Bangkok, +66 2 109 9578