Frequently Asked Questions
What is HIIT by LAF?
HIIT by LAF is a workout that is designed for almost every level of fitness, age, and goal type. These high-tech and high-energy workouts are led by motivating, certified fitness coaches who set the pace and vibe of the room. Each workout is 50-minutes long and comprised of a variety of functional exercises, core training, cardio interval training, and strength training. Wearing optional heart rate monitors, participants are led through five heart rate training zones, with each zone representing variations in levels of intensity that may result in participants burning up to 1,000 calories per workout, including calories that may burn even after the workout ends (results may vary).
Why HIIT by LAF?
Incorporating cutting-edge heart rate technology with cardiovascular, strength, core, and functional fitness training, the benefits of HIIT by LAF workouts include:
- Real time feedback
- A different workout every day
- All fitness levels welcome
- Variety of equipment
- Backed by science
- Knowledgeable, passionate certified Coaches
- A motivating, fun and effective fitness experience in one
Who is HIIT by LAF for?
HIIT by LAF is for anyone and everyone looking to take their fitness to the next level. HIIT by LAF is for moms, runners, professionals, athletes, and beginners. For moms, it’s a great escape. For runners, it’s the motivation and methodology necessary to prepare for the next run or race. For professionals, it’s the time-efficient workout when health and well-being are important, but time is tight. For athletes, it is the real-time feedback, ability to track progress and interval training necessary to improve performance. For beginners, it’s the push—the education and encouragement—necessary to reach an entirely new level of fitness.
What is MYZONE?
MYZONE is a innovative heart rate-based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to accurately and conveniently monitor physical activity. It monitors heart rate, calories and time exercising that converts into MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs), with a focus on rewarding effort rather than fitness.
Heart rate training zones are a range of values expressed as percentages of maximum heart rate (HR max). The HIIT by LAF workout incorporates 5 heart rate training zones. The MYZONE heart rate monitor is available for purchase at an additional cost. Each zone is identified by zone color, heart rate percentage range, zone description, and the target amount of time that should be maintained in each zone to achieve the greatest benefits of a HIIT workout. Utilizing these zones in relation to the exercise benefits of each one aids in the development of the best programming to maximize endurance, calorie burn, and fat loss.
What is a MEP?
MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs) are earned based on the effort exerted by the participant. Time spent in each Heart Rate Zone earns different numbers of MEPS:
Grey = 50-59% – Earns 1 MEP/minute
Blue = 60-69% – Earns 2 MEPS/minute
Green = 70-79% – Earns 3 MEPs/minute
Yellow = 80-89% – Earns 4 MEPs/minute
Red = 90-100% – Earns 4 MEPs/minute
What HIIT by LAF workouts do you offer?
The combination of our 3 workout formats is the secret to lasting results. The idea is to consistently work in Strength, Endurance and Define workouts to cover all bases in training for optimal results.
Strength: Build strength and lean muscle while burning calories in this intense HR targeted workout. A variety of strength training equipment is used to help you achieve a stronger body. Bikes, rowers, and treadmills challenge you to reach your optimal fitness performance. More weight with fewer reps maximize your power and muscular strength.
Endurance: Endurance workouts are designed with the goal of increasing overall cardiovascular and muscular conditioning while achieving a lean and healthy physique. High repetitions with short-burst of core-challenging exercises are programmed to increase your fitness. A mix of intensities on the treadmill, rowers, and bikes help increase muscular and aerobic endurance to get the ultimate burn.
Define: The perfect combination of strength and endurance training to sculpt a toned, fit body. Periods of high, medium and low intensity intervals with rest periods aid in helping to improve athletic performance. Dynamic exercises and drills build muscle and increase power. DEFINE will take your performance to the next level.
Who is qualified to teach HIIT?
Our Coaches undergo a rigorous audition process and come from a background in Personal Training and/or Group Fitness instruction.
What can I expect in a HIIT by LAF workout?
Our 50-minute workouts are high-energy and high-tech and led by our knowledgeable, passionate Coaches. Each workout is comprised of a variety of functional exercises, core training, cardio interval training, and strength training, designed to maximize effort and, in turn, results.
Who can participate?
HIIT by LAF is available to all current LA Fitness members 18 years of age or older (or at least 13 years of age and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).** A separate membership agreement and fees are required to access HIIT by LAF services.
How do I book a HIIT by LAF workout?
HIIT by LAF members can book a workout using our Mobile app or on the LA Fitness website. Visit www.lafitness.com, sign into your account, click on Member Tools, and locate My HIIT on the drop-down menu. On the Mobile App, click on the HIIT button. Please arrive in time to check in and get set up for your workout.
How does the waitlist work?
If a HIIT by LAF workout is full, a waitlist option will appear on the schedule. If a spot frees up, the first person on the waitlist is sent an email and given 12 hours to confirm. If that person fails to confirm or indicates that they are no longer interested, the second person on the waitlist is notified by email, and so on. Confirmation is required to be added to the workout.
What should I wear?
We recommend form-fitting attire, as our workouts are fast paced.
What is the late cancellation policy?
We require a minimum 12 hours’ notice for the cancellation of a single workout. Late cancellations and missed workouts are charged a $10 fee.
Do I need to be an LA Fitness member to join HIIT by LAF?
Yes, you must be a current LA Fitness member to join HIIT by LAF.
Can I freeze my HIIT by LAF membership?
Members can freeze their membership for up to four months at $10/month.
Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact HIIT@lafitness.com or one of our HIIT by LAF studios near you.
* Complimentary HIIT workout is only available to current LA Fitness members who have not purchased any HIIT by LAF packages or taken a complimentary workout. Limit one complimentary HIIT workout per person. HIIT by LAF is available to current LA Fitness members 16 years of age or older (or at least 13 years of age and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian) who have purchased studio-branded programming, as indicated on such members’ membership agreements. A parent or legal guardian must sign membership agreement on behalf of members under 18 years or age. HIIT by LAF is not available at all locations; visit a club’s webpage to see if HIIT by LAF is available near you. Please visit a HIIT by LAF studio for more information, including membership options and pricing.
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