Should You Exercise in the Morning Or Evening?

Kaleena Lawless

Personal Training Specialist

What time of day a person exercises depends on a few factors; time, energy levels and motivation. Whether you decide to workout in the morning or evening is completely up to you but here are a few pros and cons to both:


Morning Workouts


-You just get it done and don't have to worry about it later
-You may be burning more fat because of less glucose in your system.
-It's a good foot to start the day on


-If you haven't ate yet, you will have less energy.
-Some people find working out in the morning tiring.
-You may have to get up earlier than you are used to.

Working out in the Evening


-It's a great way to release stress after a hard day.
-You will have more strength and energy from a day of healthy eating.
-More opportunity to work out with friends or join classes.


-Exercise is more commonly put off in the evening due to time constraints or low energy.
-It can make you restless. Although most people find it helps them sleep.

Personally I workout at both times. I prefer cardio in the morning and weights in the evening. Although more recently I do a bit of cardio or just weights in the morning and then I ride my bike around all day.

It's best to pick a time that works for you. If you always hit the snooze, workout in the evenings. Or if you always find yourself out with friends or not wanting to move from the TV, go for the morning instead.

Get those exercise sessions in by picking a workout time that suits your preferences and lifestyle.


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