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When Is The Best Time To Workout?


Hi Gang!

One of the questions I get asked most often is what is the best time to workout. For me, the simple answer is that it depends. We all have different schedules. Some of us have kids and some work early in the morning or have early classes to attend. The most important thing when embarking on your fitness journey is that it must be a time that you can commit to.

“Life” always seems to get in the way. When I weighed 300lbs. I always had a ton of reasons not to exercise or eat right. The biggest excuse was that I could never find the time. As My doctor said to me once, “Don’t let LIFE get in the way of your HEALTH”.

I know it seems easier said than done, but the truth is that all of us have 24 hours in a day. There is no more and no less. The key is to carve out about an hour a day to take care of one of the most important things in your life: your health.

The best time that I have found to workout is in the mornings. It is the first thing I do in the day and I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I get it done. Of course, with a busy job and 3 little kids, “life” will get in the way and I will be up all night taking care of a sick child or have to get up early and be the one to open the restaurant at 6 am.

On those tough days, I do my best to get up even earlier and get my workouts done. It’s not easy to turn off the beeping alarm at 5am and it is even harder to not push the snooze alarm at 4 am, but I have done it many times over the last year and a half on my fitness journey. It is that level of commitment that has gotten me great results and allowed me to maintain them.

It may be hard to fit a workout in your busy schedule, so I challenge you to go to bed one hour earlier and set your alarm one hour earlier too. It may be difficult to get in that routine but once you do you will jump out of your bed and be looking forward to getting your workouts done. I would say it took me about 3 weeks at first to get into a morning workout mode before it got easier.

I am not going to say it will be easy. But, I will say it’s worth it!

Here’s to your health! Keep “bringing it”!

-Coach Fred

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