This quick fat-burning HIIT workout is perfect if you’d love to get into great shape without spending hours in the gym…

As we race towards the holiday season, it feels like there’s little time to get everything done – including workouts.

Fortunately, a recent study published in The Journal of Physiology found that doing just three 20-minute HIIT workouts a week (a total of 60 minutes per week) is the equivalent of doing the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.

So, if you’re short on time but still want to get fit, strong and toned, HIIT workouts could work for you!

The following workout by Los Angeles-based trainer Amy Kiser Schemper is designed to get your heart pumping, without any jumping or equipment. It’s great for beginners, its low-impact and its quiet – so if you live in an apartment or want to work out while your kids are still asleep, this is the HIIT workout for you.

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The workout


Please note: If you have any health conditions, you may need to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise programme. Should you feel any unusual discomfort during a workout, stop immediately and talk to your doctor or health advisor as soon as possible.

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