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Penn State Fitness Offering New Class: Quick HIIT

Let’s be honest, the gym is overcrowded. It makes getting a good workout difficult, as there are so many distractions. Watching that guy slide onto that machine you’ve been eyeing for the past ten minutes is annoying, and you just don’t have enough time to wait. So rather than curling that dumbbell or bench pressing the bar just one more time, try something new and free of charge: the new Penn State fitness class called Quick HIIT.

HIIT, short for high intensity interval training, is a fitness class that encompasses the new fitness trend of high intensity work in a short period of time. Developed by Penn State student Zoe Rafferty with help from her fellow fitness instructors, the class is a 30-minute total course that challenges its participants using different body weight movements every week, likes lunges, squats, push ups, and burpees. Having a five-minute warm up and five-minute cool down gets HIIT participants prepared for a new and atypical kind of fitness course compared to what Penn State usually offers.

In the 20 minutes in between, Quick HIIT looks to push its participants in working at the maximum level of work for four minutes and then recovering for one minute in four different sets. In this way, the class is designed for fitness gurus who want to get a good workout in, but also want a personalized experience as well. The class encourages working at your own speed and getting out of it what you put in.

Taught by Zoe Rafferty and Arielle Green of Penn State Fitness alongside male counterparts from Penn State Strength Training, the course is available to take on Monday and Wednesday from 1:35-2:05 in 117 White Building. Up until Thanksgiving Break, the course is free. So go out and get a feel for this new type of fitness, and try it out today.

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Drew Klingenberg

As well as being a staff writer for Onward State, Drew is a self-proclaimed Pittsburgh expert and traveling enthusiast. When he is not hiking some strange yet secluded area of the United States, you can see him either standing entirely too long in the State College Chipotle line, or at the gym acting like he's doing something productive. If you appreciate sub-par humor or overly-saturated photography, follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@dmklingenberg). For inquiries please email Drew at [email protected]

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