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Aug. 1, 2019
This paid piece is sponsored by GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 150 minutes of exercise per week to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which comes down to about 30 minutes a day, five days a week.
Workout regimens like high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, have proven effective in increasing stamina and performance while promoting weight loss, all in the 15 to 30 minutes it takes to complete.
But HIIT classes aren’t the only way people can achieve the 30 minutes of recommended exercise. Here’s a look at eight ways you can fit in a different workout every time you’ve got 30 minutes to spare:
The GreatLIFE Performance Center offers a 30-minute Quick Fit class three times a week for $10 per class or $75 per month. You’ll experience something new and exciting each class — and you’ll get results. From HIIT training to body-weight exercises, body-weight suspension exercises and resistance training, you’ll discover lots of options to get fit quick.
Every Wednesday at Woodlake Athletic Club, there is a Hot Vinyasa Express class from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
According to livestrong.com, Vinyasa is ideal for people who work desk jobs because it repeats stretches in short bursts instead of holding one pose for an extended period of time, combatting joint stiffness that often results from sitting for too long.
Woodlake also offers 30-minute Barre Express and Strength Tabata classes.
Barre is a combination of ballet, yoga and Pilates poses that are meant to improve balance and stillness, while Tabata is more fast-paced and intense — much like a HIIT workout.
Though it might take a bit longer, EmBe downtown offers 40-minute Aqua Aerobics classes at noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Aqua Aerobics is a high-resistance, low-impact workout meant to improve cardio without compromising joints.
The fitness center at 39th and Phillips offers two 30-minute classes per week. HardCORE “hits your core from all angles,” according to the website, and BLT (Buns, Legs, Thighs) increases strength and tones those areas.
If group fitness isn’t appealing, GreatLIFE also offers Fitness on Demand, a virtual group fitness experience that offers a wide range of timed workouts. At the touch of a button, members have access to everything from HIIT workouts to YogaFit classes — all led by the on-screen instructor.
The 30-minute workout is definitely a trend — and we understand why. That’s why GreatLIFE offers so many ways to work in a workout when you’ve got a half-hour to spare.