Presentation - HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training and Powerpacing (HIIT)

Looking for a fantastic workout in a short period of time? Here it is, HIIT training on the bikes! A 30 minute class can be broken up into three sections: 5 minute warm up, 20 minutes of intervals followed by a 5 minute cool down. Recent research suggests that HIIT training burns up to 9 times the subcutaneous fat vs. standard cardio training. Using a 30 minute time frame allows an instructor to piggy back the interval class with another 30 minute class such as a core workout, quick circuit or blast class. This combination allows participants to get a fast and effective full body workout in approximately one hour.

Dr. Pattison is a chiropractor, enthusiastic professional speaker, Group Fitness Instructor (YMCA,SPRA), Individual Conditioning Instructor (YMCA IC2), and Certified Keiser Indoor Cycling Instructor. A graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, he has been in private practice for 13 years. Being trained as a chiropractor and a fitness instructor gives Dr. Doug a broad knowledge base regarding physiology and biomechanics. Dr. Doug has been teaching on health related subjects for 13 years and Powerpacing at the YMCA for approximately two years.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the physiology of aerobic and anaerobic respiration.
  • Examine current literature regarding interval training.
  • Learn to apply interval training principles and perceived exertion in a power pacing class.

Participants are encouraged to bring their heart rate monitors and know their actual maxHR.

Format: Workshop Length: 1hr Audience: Advanced

Equipment: Class room for lecture and bikes for power pacing component

AV: Low tech...wipe board and markers Audience size: Limited by number of bikes


  • 13 years public speaking on health topics audience size 3-300
  • 13 years private chiropractic practice
  • 10 years core class instruction
  • 2 years YMCA volunteer instructor

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