30 minute HIIT Home Workout [+Video]

30 minute HIIT Home Workout Video by Elle Linton

Waaaay back in 2012 when I started this blog, I remember one of the main drivers of it’s success were the exercises and workouts (which I called drill packs) that I shared. At the time, I was heavily influenced by my role as a Nike UK NTC (Nike Training Club) Instructor and that’s probably where my love of HIIT workouts, especially HIIT workouts you can do at home, came from.

HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training

    As well as the live classes I delivered in Universities and Nike stores, there was also the NTC app that I even used myself for training and inspiration. The workouts were great – I think I’ve even shared a couple here on the blog – including this core workout with Serena Williams.

    What is Metabolic Conditioning?

    So this class is actually called MetCon, short for Metabolic Conditioning which is a class I taught weekly at Gymbox. Essentially MetCon and HIIT are the same thing – full body workouts designed to push your limits with short periods of rest.

    Metabolic conditioning workouts, or HIIT, help you to build strength, endurance and to tone up. One of the main benefits of HIIT workouts are that after your workout, your metabolism is elevated as it is trying to return to homeostasis. This means that during this time the body burns additional calories.

    30 Minute Hiit Home Workout Video

    Although I’ve been delivering live online workouts, I realise that this doesn’t suit everyone. Not everyone is home for example, others have other priorities, and some people prefer working out in the mornings when I don’t teach!

    So I’ve been trying to record some of my sessions so I could share them with a wider audience, create some content for the blog and use it as a kinda showreel in the future.

    The content on my blog is free, but if you enjoy the session, please do consider “buying me a coffee” via my ko-fi page here. You can also keep up to date with what I’m doing in regards to my online fitness offering.

    Make sure you have cleared an appropriate space to workout in. You don’t need any equipment but if you have a mat, you will be more comfortable. The mat I use can be found here – it’s perfect for all forms of workout and yoga. 

    Have some water to hand and a towel if you’re the sweaty type!

    Give this workout a try and let me know what you think!

    How many HIIT workouts should you do a week?

    When it comes to working out, the message from the Government is to aim to be physically active every day. This doesn’t of course mean to do HIIT workouts every. single. day. Your body needs rest and time to recover.

    If you need to move though, you can try activities like walking or yoga – on demand fitness apps like Fiit can be great resources to find programmes and classes to fit into your own training plan.

    How much HIIT per day?

    With HIIT workouts, you don’t need to spend hours and hours doing them to see the benefits. You can get results with something as short as this 12 minute workout so you don’t need to overdo it! I’d recommend a maximum of 30 minutes at a high intensity.

    Want More Hiit Workout Inspiration?

    Come Workout Online?

    Don’t forget you can join me LIVE each week during lockdown and most likely beyond. You can check out the full schedule of classes here and if you have any questions, please just get in touch.

    Were you already a fan of HIIT home workouts?


    P.S Safety always comes first. If you are new to exercise ensure you seek advice from your GP. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, wear appropriate clothing and carry out drills in a suitable space. Technique is paramount, and nothing should hurt. Should you experience pain, discomfort, nausea, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath etc, STOP and consult your GP. 



    1. christine
      June 12, 2020 / 16:06

      Hiit is the great way to engage and strengthen the body. Love the way you made the moves clear! Thanks

      • Elle
        June 12, 2020 / 20:42

        And Thanks for the feedback Christine! Hopefully catch you in class soon 🙂

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