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When Should You Be Working Out?

When Should You Be Working Out?

With busy everyday working lives, getting a good workout in depends on your schedule. You want to maximise your time to get everything in - socialising, working and exercising. 

There's no right time to train, though there are certain timeframes that will work better for you than others, allowing you to make the most out of your workout. It's a great way to schedule your workouts based on your fitness and form. 

Here are some of the optimum times I feel are best to hit the gym...

Daytime workouts

If you get up early, you may prefer to have morning sessions. This will jumpstart your body for the day and you can take advantage of a quieter gym too. A morning workout will get that adrenaline flowing, switching your brain on and making you feel more active and alert for the day ahead. 

When you want to benefit from morning sessions, you won't have to self-motivate as much because there's little to do on the agenda at that time in the morning. No more bad excuses for not hitting the gym! 

If weight loss is your ultimate goal, doing a morning workout is the best way to kickstart your metabolism. This in turn will help you burn more calories as the day goes on. 

Mid-morning is a great time to train, because the gym floor will be a bit quieter and your schedule may allow you to dedicate more time to your session if you need it. 

Studies have proven that people who train in the morning tend to make healthier food choices for the rest of the day as well. What a great way to watch that waistline! 

Workout out during your lunchbreak will re-energise your mind for the rest of the day, helping to prevent the mid-afternoon slump that often comes after lunch. Why not invite your colleagues to join in for a bit of extra motivation. 

If you work in an office, the lunchtime workout could be a great option for you. Sitting at a desk in front of a screen all day causes discomfort in the joints and the spine. Getting a good midday stretch will help to keep your posture balanced, and ease any aching joints. 

Evening workouts

It's been a long day at work. Your mind is tired. You need to de-stress. Get that pent-up energy and hit the gym! An evening session closes off the day by reviving your muscles from that time sitting at a desk all day long. 

If you're finding it difficult to make your session on an evening, getting yourself straight to the gym after work prevents the go home, get cosy syndrome that will completely demotivate you and stop you from heading back out. 

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? You may benefit from a later evening workout. A great cardio session can leave you ready for a bit of shut eye. It's also a great option if you have a hectic career, family life and social schedule. Once the day is over, you can focus all your attention on getting a great workout. 

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The sooner you start, the sooner you'll get there

The sooner you start, the sooner you'll get there

This is my Mum! She came down to Bristol last week and had a taster session with me! 

She's always done exercise and is very keen on yoga, has done the odd 5k and does a lot of walking, but... she's not done any kind of weights or high intensity cardio for a long while. 

It was great fun - I had her on the battling ropes, flipping tyres (as you can see) and some kettlebells - a challenging, full body workout, but a bit outside the box! 

Although I knew my Mum was fit, she surprised me. Now, she's 57 and she certainly doesn't look it and doesn't act it! This brings me to the purpose of this blog - my Mum has always looked after her body - she's always done some kind of exercise and has always tried to eat well. Not excessively or obsessively (like me, she still eats cake), but it's always been a priority. 

And it shows! At 57, she's got a better squat than most 20 something's I see and she has no problem flipping a 20kg tyre! I'm really proud of that and it feeds into why I do what I do - because my body is a priority and I know that looking after it now will pay massive dividends, not just today, but as I get older. 

Taking care of it will mitigate the ageing process - meaning the inevitable will hit you less hard. My training is about balance, longevity and sustainability - not going all out to lose weight now, but finding a way to eat and exercise that you can continue forever and making it a part of your life that you love rather than loathe. 

Nicole (my Mum) said after the session: 

'Thanks for the gym taster today it was challenging & interesting. I can feel the leg muscles have been awakened!'

Why not come down and give it a try? 

I'm looking for 10 women who have consistently struggled with their nutrition or gym journey. Do you:

- Lack direction and motivation?
- Find exercise boring or a chore?
- Want to feel stronger and more confident?
- Want to feel healthier and more alive? 
- Just need that extra helping hand to get you where you want to be?

If so, message me today for your FREE, no obligation taster session - come and find out what you can do about the above and gain lasting, sustainable results :)

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