Your Oct ’14 Newsletter

Exercise?! Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!

What is the number 1 excuse people give for why they don’t exercise? TIME!

That excuse is why High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Tabata, CrossFit, P90X, and Circuit Training are the hottest workouts in today’s industry. Whether done alone, with a group, or one-on-one with a trainer… short, intense workouts are all the rage!

According to American College of Sport Medicine, “these types of training are so popular because they are easily modified for people of all fitness levels and special conditions, such as overweight and diabetes. HIIT workouts can be performed on all exercise modes, including; cycling, walking, swimming, aqua training, elliptical cross-training, and in many group exercise classes. HIIT workouts provide similar fitness benefits as continuous endurance workouts, but in shorter periods of time. This is because HIIT workouts tend to burn more calories than traditional workouts, especially after the workout. The post-exercise period is called “EPOC”, which stands for excess post exercise oxygen consumption. This is generally about a 2-hour period after an exercise about where the body is restoring itself to pre-exercise levels, and thus using more energy. Because of the vigorous contractile nature of HIIT workouts, the EPOC generally tends to be modestly greater, adding about 6 to 15% more calories to the overall workout energy expenditure.”

In a nutshell, less is more. Do you only have a few minutes? Than grab a Versa Loop, a Kettlebell, or a Medicine Ball and get moving. Cause everybody’s got time for that!


The closed-loop design of this 2” W flat band fits comfortably around the upper or lower legs so you can exercise the muscles of the hips and legs. These 12” L Versa-Loops are ideal for short, limited movements.

Versa-Loops come in version sizes:

  • Extra Light, Yellow
  • Light, Green
  • Medium, Red
  • Heavy, Blue
  • Extra Heavy, Black
  • Ultra Heavy, Gray

You can do tones of versatile workouts with Versa-Loops. Here are a few to add to your daily routine to tighten your lower body:

  • Side Walks
  • Squats
  • Forward Walks
  • Spilt Jumps
  • Clamshells

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Erin Gray

About Erin Gray

Erin Gray is Co-Owner and Manager of 865 Fitness. She is a CrossFit L-1 trainer, CrossFit Kids coach, and yoga instructor. She is certified in all nine MOSSA group fitness programs. When she isn't leading CrossFit classes you’ll find her running, or blogging. https://www.facebook.com/erinleighgray865 https://www.instagram.com/e3gray/