The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) surveyed more than 4,000 fitness professionals, and the results are in: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is forecast as next year’s most popular trend in fitness. The fitness trends forecast was released in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018: The CREP Edition” published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal.

What’s great about HIIT is that it’s not just for the young or old, the fitness beginner or athlete, or even the healthy. HIIT is something that nearly everyone can benefit from, even people with chronic illness and disease who fall outside the traditional fitness mold. As people seek to understand the power and benefits of HIIT, it can get a little confusing. For example, a “HIIT” search on Amazon returns 3,831 results that point to a wide range of books, DVDs, equipment, shoes, and more. The results are even more confusing on Google where a “HIIT” search serves up 8,530,000 results. What you need to know is that HIIT training is made up of bursts of all-out exercise followed by short periods of rest for recovery. It is an approach to exercise that Time Magazine calls miraculous and has even been highlighted for reversing the signs of aging. In other words, in an industry that over-hypes everything, HIIT actually deserves the hype. Sure it’s not the only way to workout, but HIIT has been shown to boost metabolism, melt fat, build muscle, and more—and Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered yet another benefit: it can reverse signs of aging at the cellular level.

Excy is about as good as it gets when it comes to convenient low impact high-intensity interval cycling, strength training with functional resistance, and combining strength-training and cycling. Not only for lower body, but also upper body cycling, which according to the American Council on Exercise burns approximately nine calories per minute when you exercise at a heart rate greater than 70 percent of your maximum heart rate. From the beginning, we have designed both the Excy full body cycling system and mobile coaching application to be an amazing HIIT workout that doesn’t impact your joints. It only weighs 14 pounds, folds for easy storage and transport, yet packs in 2-70 pounds of bi-directional resistance. Our bold new approach to anytime therapeutic full body cycling eliminates HIIT barriers entirely with a patented approach that can help anyone connect HIIT to everyday life at home, work, and on the go. Even while watching TV with the family, at a desk, or on the go. No clunky gym device can compete with us on convenience or in dual-purpose functionality for quality upper and lower body cycling HIIT workouts anywhere with a single device. Having a mobile coaching platform that serves up on-demand, live, and guided HIIT workouts and tracks results puts a cherry on top. Wait….there’s another cherry on top, it’s super quiet so you don’t need to isolate yourself to a room, four-walls or even a facility.

As you think about 2018 goals, we invite you to consider HIIT as an efficient way to meet the CDCs minimum requirement for 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, especially if lack of time has prevented you from exercising. According to the CDC, 80 percent of American adults don’t get the recommended exercise and only 1 in 3 children are physically active every day. In other words, there are a lot of people who need to be exercising more to fight preventable disease and create a healthier lifestyle. We invite you to explore HIIT and all the fitness trends named by the ACSM, but HIIT is a favorite because these programs can be performed in a very short period of time. What’s magical about Excy is that you can double-dip on cardio and strength training anywhere with no impact on joints, even if you are battling injury, disease, or disability.

Here’s an example of a very intense live HIIT workout with Excy

 

But, there are so many different ways to use Excy for HIIT. We invite you to play!

Here’s a snapshot of multiple workouts!

 

Always consult a doctor before starting a new exercise routine.

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