By: Health and Fitness Center Staff
It would be impossible to narrow down a perfect time that everyone should exercise. However, your perfect time of day to get your most effective workout should be the time that YOU can commit to be consistent. There are benefits to morning and evening workouts:
Potential benefits of morning workouts: Greater weight loss through improved fat burning.
Potential benefits of afternoon/evening workouts: Improved aerobic performance and faster strength gains.
Consistency is the most important variable in achieving any fitness goal. Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, the best time to work out is the time you can put forth your best effort. In addition, we offer personal training sessions at flexible times that work for you so that you can take your workouts to the next level.
For more information on personal training, visit the Member Services desk.
Steve Edwards and Trevor Thieme, C.S.C.S. 2018. Ask the Expert: What Is the Best Time of Day to Exercise? March 21. Accessed September 24, 2018. https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/what-is-best-time-of-day-to-exercise.
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