What’s the Best Time of Day to Workout?


Ever found yourself pondering at the gym mirror, “When’s the ideal moment to get my sweat on?” Well, let me cut to the chase: The golden hour for a workout is whenever you can squeeze it in.

Truth be told, the struggle of finding time is real. Our lives are jam-packed—juggling kids, battling through rush-hour traffic, or navigating the ever-changing shifts at work. It’s no wonder “I’m too busy” is a refrain we hear all too often.

So, here’s the deal: Workout timing? Not the be-all and end-all. The crucial part is that you’re moving your body, not when you do it.

Quick Tip: Try to kickstart your day with some action. It’s a neat way to dodge the curveballs life throws your way, ensuring your workout isn’t benched.

Another Pro Tip: Schedule your workouts as non-negotiable appointments in your calendar. It’s a game-changer, trust me.

Beyond the Clock: Other Workout Wisdom

While our mantra is “anytime is go-time,” there’s more to the story for those craving the nitty-gritty.

Night Owls, Beware: Evening workouts can mess with your zzz’s for some. If you’re buzzing post-workout, aim to get those sessions done with daylight to spare.

Meal Timing Matters: Some folks can’t stomach a workout post-meal. Aim for a 1-2 hour buffer after a big meal, but a small snack might only need a brief pause.

Pre-Workout Snack Tip: Go easy. A banana and protein shake? Perfect. Chicken wings? Not so much.

Science Says?: You might’ve heard the afternoon is prime time for peak performance or that morning workouts torch more fat. Here’s the skinny: Our bodies are complex, and one-size-fits-all claims often miss the mark. Plus, if your schedule’s like a Tetris game, who’s fitting in a 1:43 p.m. workout?

Mind Over Muscle: Your mental game is just as crucial. Morning person? An afternoon slump won’t care about “optimal” workout times. Not a fan of dawn patrols? Skipping those for your sanity might just be your best move.

The Bottom Line: You Do You

Experiment. Find your sweet spot for exercise that jives with your life, your body, and your mental well-being.

Exciting news: Shred 27 has options galore. Group classes? Check. Personal training? On your time. We’re here to craft a workout schedule that’s as unique as you are.

Ready to dive in and discover your perfect workout timing? Let’s chat. Click here to book a consultation. Let’s make those fitness goals a reality, on your terms.

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