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Top 3 Best Times to go to the Gym

15 September 2015


Everybody has their own favourite time for exercise, but the old routine might be put to one side when staying at a hotel, where your other planned activities are likely to take precedence over your fitness schedule. We take a look at the top 3 best times to go to the gym. It’s always worth dedicating time to making the most of a gym in your hotel though, so if you’re not sure when to fit your workout in, consider the following:  

Top 3 Best Times to go to the Gym

Working out against the grain

Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton - Gym (2)Going to the gym at an unusual time can give you the freedom to get the most out of your workout, with less competition for the equipment and more floor space to work with. In high-quality hotels though, lack of equipment is rarely a problem, so we advise to listen to your body and consider the type of exercise you’re planning instead.

Afternoon delight

The Welcombe Hotel - Leisure Club - Personal TrainingSome fitness experts have suggested that your time decision should depend on the activity and strenuousness of your workout. It has been argued that highly energetic exercise is best done in the afternoon, since muscles are warmer at this time of day. Not only does this minimise the time needed to warm up through stretching, but it also it means that the body has the energy to perform to its utmost.  

Morning glory

Hallmark - Glasgow 107Nonetheless, nobody should be deterred from early starts if they prefer them. If the desire is to lose weight instead of building muscle, an early morning workout can be ideal. A stomach with little in it can mean that fat reserves are tackled right away. Indeed, research has indicated that the fitness regimes of people who start their exercise first thing in the morning are more likely to be sustained than those regimes based on afternoon or evening activity Above all though, exercise is best performed when you feel at your physical peak. Whether that’s morning, afternoon or evening, there’s never a bad time for a workout in a top-notch gym. Check out the gyms at Hallmark Hotels and choose the right classes to suit your goals. If you want to avoid the busier times, ask for advice on the best time to go to the gym.

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