• Hoboken Fitness: 7 Workout Studios that Offer HIIT {Cardio} Classes

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    HIIT: no, it doesn’t mean get physically aggressive, but yes, it definitely gets intense. But do you truly know what it is?

    HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is all the rage now and basically helps you say “peace out” to traditional cardio {not complaining}.  It is a form of cardio training that alternates between periods of intense anaerobic bursts of energy followed by periods of active rest.  It is shown to burn more calories and fat in less time as well as improve your cardiovascular endurance and anaerobic threshold in less time than boring {treadmill-based, yada yada, the usual} cardio.


    ^Iron Plate trainer Caitlyn, kicking some booty at an outdoor HIIT class {sigh, summer you are missed!}

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    Standard HIIT incorporates periods of 30 to 60 seconds of all out intensity, followed by the same duration in active recovery and is recommended to be performed 3x/week for minimum of 20 minutes.  That’s not to say you can’t do more, but this is a good starting point.

    So, where can you find a HIIT workout in Hoboken? Here are a few of our faves:

    1. Iron Plate Studios: Group HIIT classes
    2. Work It Out: Blended High-Speed Ride, Next Stop Skinny, and Sweata Weatha
    3. 35 Minute Bootcamps35 Minute HIIT Classes
    4. Local Barre: HIIT the Barre
    5. Intrepid Gym: HIIT Open
    6. FIT RxN: FORCE
    7. Crunch: HIIT the Road


    Next time you’re looking for an alternative to a run around town, try mixing it up with this standard HIIT routine you can do anywhere:


    20-minute Beginner HIIT Workout

    {3 rounds, 45 second work, 15 second rest – 1 min rest in between each set}

    – Push Ups

    – Jump Squats

    – Sit Ups

    – Mountain Climbers

    – Butterfly Sit Ups

    – Burpees

    Have you ever tried HIIT? What did you think?

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    Kristin Reisinger, MS RD CSSD, is the founder and owner of IronPlate Studios, elite and private fitness and nutrition studios located in Hoboken, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. A Personal Trainer for over 17 years and Registered Dietitian for 10 years with a background in obstacle course competitions and NPC Figure competitions, Kristin has helped hundreds of people in the tri-state area lose weight in a healthy way and achieve a physique and athleticism that they never thought possible. Frequently quoted in Women’s Health, Today’s Dietitian, Real Simple, Oxygen magazine, Men’s Health Online, Good Housekeeping Online and JC Downtown magazine, Kristin also hold’s a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She is an avid yogi, snowboarder and surfer, and lives locally with her MMA-loving daughter, Sophia.


    • Nice article on HIIT, however I’m sad to see that all off three of the BEST places in Hoboken to get a great HIIT workout were not included on your list: Crossfit Hoboken, Brazen Athletics Willow, and Crossfit Hudson River. Hopefully it’s because you haven’t tried Crossfit yet and you’ll stop in soon to see what it’s all about!

      I’m also shocked that INTREPID GYM is on your list…SEVERAL of their HIIT class coaches DON’T EVEN HOLD TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS and the instruction can be downright dangerous!

    • The coaches at Intrepid are some of the friendliest, most knowledgeable, and passionate people I’ve trained with in Hoboken. It’s an awesome place if you’re looking for HIIT workouts and Olympic lifting minus the cult-ish environment.

      • Melissa, what are your fitness and coaching certifications? Do you hold a personal training certification? A crossfit level-1 cert? Do you have an olympic lifting certification? What qualifcations do you have to safely instruct people?

        Oh and do you personally hold liability insurance incase someone gets injured from your instruction?

        There’s too many other great facilities in the area and great trainers with real certifications to waste time there.


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