HIIT – it’s all about rising to the next level​

HIIT - it's all about rising to the next level

High Intensity Interval Training is the next level of training, here is whyhttps://www.planetfitness.co.za

Did you know, that increasing the overall intensity of your training ensures that your rest times are shortened, resulting in an intense workouts with quicker and more evident results? Assisting to boost calorie consumption, ensuring efficient and explosive training sessions. 

Here are some more great benefits of high intensity classes and workouts. 

Boosts cardiovascular and muscle strength 

Including a variety of exercises into your body conditioning workouts will not only ramp up your heart rate, but also amplify your muscle and strength development. 

Torches fat.

That’s right! Performing body conditioning exercises for just a few minutes elevates the heart rate and revs up your body’s metabolism as well. The more calories you torch, the more fat you burn.

Builds core strength. 

Did you know that at least 29 muscles form part of the human core? Body conditioning exercises and workouts are a great way to target all the muscles and help to build core strength for enhanced athletic performance and improved posture.

Enhances flexibility. 

Because body conditioning exercises generally require you to move through a full range of motion, they are an excellent means of stretching tight muscles and ensuring joints are moving freely. Flexibility makes it easier to perform everyday tasks and can even help prevent exercise related injury.

Improves balance. 

Bodyweight exercises require you to use stabiliser muscles to work against gravity and keep your body upright. A pistol squat, for example, requires you to lift your bodyweight while balancing on one leg. Not only does your quad, hammy and glute work but so does your entire core.  Super-functional exercises like this can help improve overall balance.

Prevents Injuries. 

Body conditioning exercises and workouts that follow a natural flow in movement are generally safer to perform and minimise the chance of injury, no matter your age, experience or fitness level. 

Achieves Real Results. 

Combine the above benefits and you’ll soon start to see results in both lean muscle gain and weight loss. 


Planet Fitness Sandton Gate and De Waterkant opening soon, introduces Africa’s first pumpHIITupstudio.

A whole new High Intensity Interval Training experience that brings science and tech together to create a fitness experience like no other. It’s not just about getting moving, it’s about taking it next level.


Fitness in all shapes and sizes

Are you trying to fit into someone else’s jeans or genes? There is no reason to aim for any shape other than your own. What matters to your health is not so much about a figure on the scale, but about your own body composition. The aim is generally towards less fat and more lean muscle, but the perfect ratio could be wrapped up in a whole range of different shapes and sizes.

Everyone is different

Whether you are tall and thin, broad and short or anything in between, it’s all beautiful. Of course we should celebrate our curves, just as much as our elegance.  So if you’ve ever asked yourself if you’re fit enough to fit in, drop that thought and replace it with this one: what is your own best fit? Start your exercise journey for the sake of your entire body, because the benefits extend way beyond your appearance. 

Be comfortable in your own skin 

As a young woman, mature career woman, mother or grandmother – you can appreciate the following results of regular exercise:

Brain Fitexercise eases anxiety and reduces age related cognitive decline.

Heart Felt: it really does pump more effectively with exercise and over time reduces the risk of heart disease.

Shout it out: increase your lung capacity with exercise and reduce the risk of lung cancer.

Breast is best: yes, regular exercise can also reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

Get into the stream: lower the ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol and raise the good (HDL) with regular exercise.

Bones and joints: preserve your bone mass with weight-bearing exercises, and increase your flexibility.

Stand your ground: strong muscles are good for your stability, balance and co-ordination.

The natural glow: sweating helps the body to excrete wastes via the skin’s surface, and exercise brings oxygen and nutrients to the skin.

Don’t overdo it, but do it.

At Planet Fitness, fun and innovative group classes are offered for every level of fitness. Use the Club Locator and look at the full range of class schedules near you.


Strong like a woman

Strong like a woman

She is strong, she is fearless, she is fit and fiercehttps://www.planetfitness.co.zaShe is you!

This Women’s month, yes not only was it Women’s Day, but we have decided that this whole month will be dedicated to the strong and fierce women out there.

If you are all about women empowerment, here are a few female focused exercises, tips and motivational quotes that will have you walking like Wonder Woman this month.

Boss women exercises:

You can deadlift like a boss according to Fitness Magazine

  1. Stand over the barbell with your feet positioned slightly narrower than shoulder-width apart.
  2. Grab the bar with an overhand grip, with your arms positioned either side of your torso.
  3. Bend your knees, push back with your hips and drop your glutes down to the floor.
  4. Stand up by extending your hips and knees simultaneously while pulling hard.
  5. Roll the bar over your knees and thighs until your legs are straight.
  6. Lock your knees and hips at the top.

The female supplement guide: 

Here are a few suggested supplement products suggested by USN   

1. B4-Burn Sherbet –A great pre-workout supplement for energizing your training session, with additional fat burners for trimming and toning.

2. ALL9 AMINO- All of your Essential Amino Acids in one supplement, needed for muscle recovery, toned muscle, hydration, vitality and overall health. SUGAR FREE.

3. CLA- A great stimulant-free toning agent supplement.

4. Diet Whey Isolean -A high protein, low carb supplement which is great for recovery and lean muscle growth.

The ultimate quote for all women: 

This month, whenever you need a bit of motivation before your workout, rememberhttps://www.planetfitness.co.zagirls run the world!  

Bootylicious workout classes at Planet Fitness: 

Burn it! Boost it! Sweat it! Get that booty blasted into shape. Exclusive to Planet Fitness, Brazilian Booty Blast™, group exercise class will have you coming back for more and seeing bootylicious results. 

Planet Fitness clubs also have a Feminique studio, exclusive for women to focus on their cardio and weight training. Check out on our Club finder, if your club has a Feminique studio, click here.