Regardless of what time of day you prefer, exercising is a healthy habit that is crucial to your overall health, so it doesn’t really matter when you do it. Plus, many of our Spunk Fitness locations are open 24 hours a day, so you can make the most out of your gym membership, whichever time of day you prefer to workout. However, there are certain benefits and disadvantages for working out at any given time of day:
In The Morning
Some studies suggest that working out before breakfast causes your body to burn more fat because it does not have the carbohydrates of food to burn, so if your goal is weight loss, you may want to workout first thing in the morning. Additionally, there is some research to suggest that working out in the morning helps you sleep better. Several studies showed that people who worked out in the morning spent more time in deeper sleep than those who worked out in the afternoon or evening. However, muscle strength is at its lowest in the morning, so if you are trying to build muscle mass, you may want to opt for an afternoon or evening workout instead.
In The Afternoon
An afternoon workout is great for high-intensity exercises like running, biking, or swimming, because the temperature of our bodies is higher in the afternoon, making our muscles more ready for exercise. If you tend to feel low-energy in the afternoon, an afternoon workout could give you the burst of energy you need to make it through the rest of the day.
In The Evening
Muscle strength is greatest in the evening, so if your goal is to gain muscle mass, there is some research to indicate that the evening is the best time for you to workout. Additionally, the stress relief properties of a good workout could be most beneficial to you after a long day at work. Finally, by working out in the evening, you have had a full day to wake up your mind, so you may benefit from increased mental clarity.
Regardless of the time of day, Spunk Fitness is here to provide you with the flexible gym membership you need to workout at whatever time of day you prefer! Contact us today for more information about our gym memberships.