Ask Nate at Elev8: What Time of Day to Workout?

I decided to start a new series of blog posts called “Ask Nate at Elev8”. Catchy huh?

These will be short posts answering general fitness questions that come up from time to time.

What Time of Day is the Best Time to Workout?

This is a question that gets asked quite a bit. People don’t know whether they should workout in the morning, midday or at night. My answer? Do whatever works best for your schedule!

For some people morning workouts are great. You can do them first thing in the morning and start your day off right. Since your workout is completed you don’t have to worry about things coming up that may cause you not to workout. Some people also like “getting it over with”.

For others, later in day is better. I personally don’t have much energy in the morning to workout. So I prefer afternoons. This is just a preference as my schedule is pretty flexible. When you have kids, work late and everything in between, this can be difficult to do.

I find that morning work best for people who don’t really enjoy working out and need to get it over with. I also think it works best for very busy people who need to do it first thing in the morning or they won’t do it.

Do what works best for you!