Personally I’ve always found that working out first thing in the morning works best. Though tough some days to do when I’m feeling sluggish or tired, exercise can provide me with a boost of energy to get the work day started on a positive track. Workouts that I put off to later in the day often never happen. It becomes less of a priority as the volume of work and personal responsibilities mount up throughout the day. But that’s my personal preference. Many find working out after work a stress reliever. So it’s all matter of personal preference, unless you have specific goals in mind.
Outside Magazine explains that you can get different results depending upon the time you choose to workout (see link below). If you’re goal is to lose weight then first thing in the morning is more apt to burn additional calories. But if your goal is to perform well on the tennis court, you’re better off playing towards the end of your day, 4-8 pm. This is the time the human body performs at its best.
It all comes down to when we have time, the quality of the workout, and the particular goals you may have set for yourself. Next week Club Fit launches a new series of classes, HP 30, a 30 minute high intensity workout offered early on Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays at 6:30 & 7 am, later in the day on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 6:30 & 7 pm, and Saturday morning classes at 8 & 8:30 am. All classes are conducted in the Parisi Speed School. Class packages are available in sets of 12 or 24, or pay as you go, first class is free. Call 914 245-6993 for more information, or reserve a spot in your class time of choice, class size limited to a total of 6 participants.