5 Ways to Burn Body Fat at Home

HiiT Workout at Home
HiiT Workout at Home

Smash your 2020 Fitness Goals

If you set yourself a challenge to reduce your body fat and to become leaner in 2020, we want to help you keep working towards that goal. Body fat can sometimes be stubborn and really mess up your body confidence but by altering your diet and training, you’ll soon be burning excess body fat and feeling healthier and happier.

Keep reading to read our advice all about how you can burn body fat at home until you’re back in the gym using our wide range of quality equipment and facilities.

Mix Up Your Diet and Training

There may be lots of different factors that contribute towards your fat gain, but the main two tend to be diet and lifestyle. Once you’ve mastered some, or all, of these changes, you’ll really boost your fitness and smash your goals:

  • Clean Your Diet – Nutrition is essential to help you live a healthier and happier life. By eating healthier foods, you’ll notice that your body shreds weight and body fat a lot quicker. This doesn’t mean that you need to live on salads and follow fad diets but you should try to limit junk food and takeaways and increase the amount of fresh and protein-rich foods that you’re eating.

  • Try HiiT Training – HiiT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and it’s tough but very rewarding. HiiT workouts involve working for 40-60 second intervals followed by a 10-20 second rest. This low rest time keeps your heart rate high which means that you’re burning calories and body fat at a quicker rate, especially with exercises like burpees, mountain climbers and jumping jacks. As HiiT workouts are short, they prevent you from getting bored and keep exercise fun!

  • Do More Cardio – To help reduce the amount of body fat that you have in your body, you need to do regular cardio training. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a strong runner or swimmer; you can go for long walks or climb the stairs in your house for 15-20 minutes a day instead. However, the more intense cardiovascular training that you do, the more of an impact it will have on your fat burning results.
Barbell Weighted Plates

Weights Are Your Friend!

People sometimes tend to shy away from free weights equipment such as dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells when it comes to weight loss and fat burn but using them will help you see amazing results.

  • Low Weights, High Reps – To use weights purely for weight loss and fat burn, drop the to a low weight and perform a higher number of reps. For example, instead of a heavy kettlebell that will help with muscle growth, instead use a lighter one and aim to complete 20-30 kettlebell swings or barbell squats. This type of training when performed regularly will help you achieve your desired results.

  • Perform Compound Exercises – Compound exercises are ones that use multiple muscles/muscle groups at one time. This of course requires more energy and work from your body which means that your body is burning more calories and body fat. Some examples of compound exercises are deadlifts, squats, pull ups and bench press. If you’re new to this type of training, ease yourself into it and always ensure that your form is correct to prevent any injury.

Exercise at Home with Xercise4Less Gyms

Whilst you might be missing your favourite piece of equipment from your Xercise4Less gym, use this time to try new things and mix up your typical training routine. There are lots of different types of training that can help you burn body fat and whilst you’re at home.

We’ve put together a wide range of @Home Workouts that you can complete in the comfort of your own home/garden. There is something for everyone – any ability, any fitness goal, any age – so whilst our gyms are temporarily closed, give one of them a try and see how it goes. You might just fall in love with a type of training that you never tried before.

We’re also offering our members exclusive access to a number of Live Stream and On-Demand group exercises classes with everything from Zumba and Les Mills Body Combat to PiYo, Yoga and Children’s Taekwondo. Come and join our expert personal trainers today as they take you through our classes exactly as you’d do them in the gym.

Lose Weight Faster with Real Cardio Workouts

HIIT Box Jumps
HIIT Box Jumps

The Best Cardio Workouts for Weight Loss

At Xercise4Less Gyms we know there are no short cuts to losing excess weight, but some cardio exercises are more effective at helping you with weight loss than others. We want you to train smarter so we’ve picked out some of the best cardio workouts for weight loss so you can really burn off some unwanted fat. Lose weight safely and quickly with these three types of cardiovascular sessions that get to work on your love handles. Burn more calories and increase your anaerobic threshold on cardio machines like the elliptical, stepper or stationary bike. Ready to activate your calorie-burning hormones? Read on to find the best cardio sessions for shifting belly fat and every other kind of fat!

HIIT Weight Loss Exercises

There’s no doubting the fat burning effectiveness of a vigorous HIIT cardio workout. Once you get into your anaerobic zone (where you find it hard to hold a conversation) your body will burn plenty of calories during the workout and even better continue to burn fat after your cardio gym session is over. The higher intensity periods of a HIIT workout creates a metabolic demand that helps long-term fat loss and improves your overall conditioning at the same time. You can use your own bodyweight or any cardio equipment in the gym like the rowing machine or treadmill to gain the benefits of a HIIT session. A HIIT cardio workout can be anywhere from 5-30 minutes and you can use any cardio machine you like; the key is intensity. Work out for 20 seconds of maximum effort with 40 seconds of rest. Do as many rounds as you can in the time you have in the gym and you’ll burn tons of calories. Incorporate a HIIT session into your exercise programme at your Xercise4Less gym but make sure not to overdo it with no more than 3 of these cardio workouts a week.

HIIT Battleropes

EMOM Cardio Workout for Fat Loss

An EMOM workout is perfect for when you just have 10-20 minutes in the gym. But what does EMOM stand for? Every Minute On the Minute. You complete a set of cardio exercises within 60 seconds, then at the start of the next minute do it all over again. These cardio sessions are great for burning calories as it requires more physical effort to keep a hard pace with each succeeding minute. You can do an EMOM cardio session to help weight loss using your own bodyweight or work out on any cardio machine. It’s completely flexible; you get to choose your favourite cardio exercises. Just focus on keeping a consistent pace for each minute interval. For example, at your local Xercise4Less gym you could do 5 press-ups, 5 jump squats, 5 chest-to-floor burpees and 4 beast holds every minute for ten minutes as fast as you can. Recover and continue to shed calories.

Lose More Weight with LISS Cardio Session

Low-Intensity Steady State or LISS is a return to the old-fashioned weight loss values of steady state cardio exercises like jogging. Ideal for when you can take 30-45 minutes for a gym cardio workout, LISS aims for a lower level of physical exertion than either EMOM or HIIT but you still gain the weight loss benefits through a longer exercise period. LISS can kick-start weight loss while putting far less strain on your joints than other cardio exercise sessions and you may even find it easier to stick to your exercise plan when you include more Low-Intensity Steady State cardio. With a workout intensity of about 60 percent of your maximal heart-rate effort, you stay in the fat burning zone for an extended period of time with LISS. Try LISS workouts on the treadmill, rowing machine, elliptical, or stair-stepping machines to start reducing your body fat at your nearest Xercise4Less gym.

Woman on Treadmill

Best Gym Cardio Workouts with Xercise4Less Gyms

It’s not easy losing weight but it’s easier when you have the backing of a fitness community like Xercise4Less Gyms. We don’t just provide you with a huge variety of workout facilities and group exercise classes, we offer an inclusive network of friendly gym members and expert but supportive personal trainers to help and advise you on your weight loss journey. Work out in our dedicated cardio exercise zone, benefit from quality cardio fitness equipment in our Ladies Only Gym Zone or sweat out excess fat in our innovative Combat Zone. You’ll find the best solutions to your fat loss questions at your local Xercise4Less gym.