Blog Working Out in the Morning v.s. in the Evening


Working Out in the Morning v.s. in the Evening

  • by BLF Team
  • July 15, 2016

One of the biggest dilemmas it seems that gym-goers face is what time is the best time to get their workout in. Many people pop in whenever they get a free hour in their crazy day, and others plan their entire day around when they’re planning on working out. For those of you who have tried both morning and evening classes at BLF, there seems to be a distinct difference in the crowd and the way the WOD flows. Each of them has their own pros and cons, so I can’t say I prefer one over another. It’s the same kick-ass workout, just at a different time. BUT, studies have shown some scientific reasons why one time of the day might be better than another to get your sweat on.

If you choose to workout in the morning…

  • Your hormones will be working in your favor
  • You’ll have the rest of the day for your other priorities
  • You’ll be laser focused when you get to work or class
  • You’ll have less distractions heading out the door that would make you think twice about working out
  • Odds are, you’ll want to eat healthier the rest of the day
  • Your morning coffee will power you through
  • You could burn up to 20% more body fat before your first meal

If you choose to workout in the evening…

  • You’ll be able to go 20% longer
  • Your body has a greater ability to produce energy
  • You’ll be more likely to reach for a meal high in protein after your workout
  • It won’t mess up your sleep like people are convinced it does
  • You can blow of some steam if you’ve had a rough day
  • You’ll get to have a relaxing morning
  • The crowd is a little more awake and chatty than the morning crowd

Long story short, give yourself a pat on the back for getting your butt to the gym, period. Whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, you’ll get a serious full body workout at any time of day, and you’ll feel like a boss walking out, drenched in sweat!

Sources include

Shape Magazine