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When is the Best Time to Workout?

What time of day is the best to workout? When will I burn more calories and get the most out of my workout? Well, the truth is...

Find what works for you! That is the best time.

There are lots of perks to working out in the morning. As you rise with the sun, you feel energized and ready to tackle the day after a good workout. I honestly feel more awake going into my work day, instead of walking into my office still groggy. Plus, when you get your workout in first thing in the morning, the chance of an unexpected event coming up is less. Then at the end of the day, it is easier to sleep at night. The biggest obstacle to tackle is the tempting snooze on your alarm. As long as you build this into your routine, waking up to workout will feel natural.

On the other hand, there are plenty of perks to working out in the evening. You've already been awake, so your body is already warmed up from the day. Plus, in the evenings you likely have more time to fuel your body beforehand (like getting in some protein and carbs). What attracts a lot of people is the idea of winding down. After your workday or before your bedtime, a workout can be a great stress reliever to wrap up the day. Get out every last bit of energy before crawling into bed.

So no, there technically is no "right" or "wrong" time to workout. See what fits in your schedule and lifestyle. Your workout doesn't need to control your day or your life. But when you find how it best fits and motivates you, it only adds to the quality of your life and overall well-being. It doesn't need to feel like a drag, so play around with the time of day until you find what sticks. Give yourself the time to try out different FITMBS™ classes, which range throughout the day and throughout the week.

As long as you are being active, feeling fit (mind, body, and soul), that is the best time to workout.

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