Introducing our AFTERBURN workout program that will help you to burn calories for up to 36 hours AFTER you have FINISHED your workout – yes you read that right! This is called the ‘afterburn effect’ and we are bringing it DIRECTLY to your home workouts in The Healthy Mummy app!
It’s the NEW way to get fit, torch those calories and fast track your strength and results – and all in the comfort of your own home with our 5 star rated app!
What are the Afterburn Workouts all about?
Headed up by our amazing fitness trainer Jade Hatcher, the Afterburn Workout program is a form of High Intensity Interval Training, designed for you to reach around 80% of your maximum heart rate in order for you to get the best results.
The genius of these workouts, is that they are backed by science to help you BURN calories longer than traditional workouts!
With these 30 minute workouts, you’ll be aiming to work at an intensity level of 7 out of 10, which means your body is working hard but you can still hold a conversation.
Not only will these workouts increase your metabolism, they’ll also increase your strength and endurance to help you speed up your results.
One of the amazing benefits of these workouts is your body’s ability to stay in fat-burning mode long after your workout is finished which is known as The Afterburn Effect.
What is the Afterburn Effect?
The Afterburn effect is simply extra energy expenditure that happens after exercise. It is the fat your body burns AFTER you have completed your work out.
The process is scientifically known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) and refers to the oxygen your body needs to restore itself to the pre-workout state (your resting metabolism).
When you do our Afterburn workouts, your body uses more oxygen than it normally does. The more oxygen your body uses; the more calories you will burn. But here’s the thing, your body doesn’t stop using excess oxygen the moment you stop your workout!
For your body to return to its normal resting state, it uses oxygen to get there. So the ‘Afterburn’ refers to your body working hard to get back to that resting state, where you will burn more fat and use more calories than you would if you were just sitting around or doing light activity.
Simply put, the more afterburn you generate, the more calories you burn and the more weight you lose.
Who can do the Afterburn Workouts?
Anyone who wants a super efficient workout to get fast results! While the program is designed for moderate to advanced individuals, lower impact exercise alternatives are given along the way for beginners who are after a bit of a challenge!
Please note, if cleared by a medical professional for exercise, the lower impact options are safe to do while breastfeeding and pregnant or postpartum.
Jade is super excited to be the fitness trainer of the Afterburn program and is a massive fan advocate for these types of workout.
“Afterburn workouts are a wonderful and efficient style of exercise as your body will continue to burn calories even after you are finished working out!! These 30 minute, high intensity workouts will have you sweating and smiling as you work your body reaping those long term benefits.”