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With summer coming and our bodies no longer covered with layers of heavy clothing, some of us are trying to figure out how to burn calories fast and shape up for swimsuit season. Obviously, vigorous exercise is one of the best ways to expend calories; and as part of this, interval training is very effective.

Interval training is breaking up steady-state cardio workouts with periodic intervals in which you go faster, add resistance or even change modalities (such as incorporating strength training exercises). One of the easiest ways to perform interval training on an Octane Fitness elliptical machine is to use the Workout Boosters.

Only available on Octane machines, Workout Boosters such as X-Mode, GluteKicker, ArmBlaster and more are virtual personal trainers that automatically do the thinking for you – all you have to do is the work. A Workout Booster integrates interval training by prompting you every two minutes to perform a specific move or pace – such as squat, lean back and reverse – for one minute. After this period, you return to steady-state cardio for two minutes.

Workout Boosters ramp up the intensity and change the focus for one minute, which provides valuable interval training and cross training variety. But they also break up exercise sessions, which adds interest, can boost motivation and helps the time fly by.

Interval training has been shown to help burn more calories during workouts, increase metabolism so you also burn more calories fast after exercise and improve fitness levels. And your body and mind both benefit from the variety of Workout Boosters.

If you want to know how to burn calories fast, Octane’s exclusive Workout Boosters are one great way to burn calories fast.