Is there an ideal time to work out?

It depends on the person, but in reality what matters most is that you’re moving and getting the important stuff done.

When we hear “I can’t work out because I’m not a morning person”, what we really hear is “I can’t work out because I don’t want to get up early”.

This also holds true for people that say they don’t have time to work out after work because they are too busy yet they have time to watch mindless hours of their favorite show or scroll on their phone. We aren’t saying you need to devote 2-3 hours in the gym, what we’re saying is you can surely find 30-45 minutes before or after work to move your body and get healthier.

Often times it simply takes rephrasing our objections to finally reach a big fitness goal or milestone.

We personally know many people who work 12-hour shifts and will come into the gym right after they get off work.

We work with many nurses, firefighters, people that work “on-call”, etc… There is never going to be a perfect schedule in reality. This especially comes into play if you have kids, have a busy work schedule, or other life obligations.

Life happens – the best way to look at fitness in busy circumstances is to do what you can when you can and get out of the mindset that you can’t. Most people we know don’t start work at 5:30am, that might be your new work out time if that’s all you can do.We personally feel the day starts out great if you get a solid training session in. The longer you wait and the longer the day goes by, the less likely you will get that done UNLESS it’s a priority to you and it matters.

Our health matters after all, doesn’t it?

Make it happen!


John Cortese
CTS Fitness & Performance


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