Skip Nav
All the Reasons I Loved Being on the Paleo Diet (and the Reason I Decided to Stop)
Celebrity Trainers
Weight Loss Begins in the Mind, Not the Kitchen, According to This Expert
Healthy Recipes
26 Healthy Salads That Don't Use Leafy Greens

How Much Time Do You Spend at the Gym?

Fitting in a lunchtime workout is always nice, but honestly, I like a longer workout. An hour just isn't enough. I prefer to do at least 45 minutes of cardio, and follow it up with 30 minutes or more of strength training mixed with stretching. Then I like to treat myself to a little sauna time. What about you?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
30 minutes or so. I'm trying to build up my endurance so I can go longer, but I'm exhausted by the end. My apartment gym is small too, I pretty much do all of the weight training machines plus the treadmill. My asthma has been flaring up lately really bad, so my treadmill runs are down to 1/2 mile. I used to go about 1.25 miles each time. I'm doing more weight training and I'm doing it first, I'm sure that's a factor.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 6 years
101 minutes of cardio and 2x a week 50 minutes of weights too! wo wo!
Joy77 Joy77 6 years
Does it matter if you do the cardio before or after strength training? I prefer to warm up for 5-8 minutes, do 45-60 minutes of weights with cardio intervals, and then do 30-35 minutes of cardio. I sweat a lot so I prefer to finish with cardio...
bethinabox bethinabox 6 years
I usually do cardio for 45 minutes and that's it... but I'm planning on adding some strength training, so that should bump up the time a bit. :P
Spectra Spectra 6 years
It depends. Most of the time, I fit in a 30 minute cardio session during lunch, but sometimes I'll go after work and do 45-60 minutes of cardio and some strength training.
Kensington7 Kensington7 6 years
I try to do at least 45-60 minutes of cardio 6 days a week and I always stretch for 10-20 minutes. I try to do 20-30 minutes of weights or core work 2-3x a week.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 6 years
30-50 mins — i run fast so i can get out fast!
neonbee neonbee 6 years
It always depends, but on average, maybe 60 minutes. I like to do at least 45 minutes of cardio and some strength training.
sourcherries sourcherries 6 years
I have a great rate with my 24, located across the street (within walking distance) of me, but I never go! It is ALWAYS (and yes, I have tried varying times) tooo crowded (I'm talking elbow to elbow to elbow--all sweaty!). It appears like management just wants to cram as many people into the room as possible--no breathing space allowed! :(
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 6 years
On weekdays, about 70 minutes, 50 minutes cardio, or 30 minutes cardio and 20 minutes on weights plus about 20 minutes warming up first and stretching after. On the weekends, I add weights to the long cardio.
doogirl doogirl 6 years
I'm usually there between 30 and 45 minutes.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 6 years
I take my 5 month old with me. It's a really small gym and I'm usually the only one there so it's not distracting to other gym members. I try to time it so that she's in a good mood and pack plenty of toys, but my workout only lasts as long as she stays pleasant. That's usually 30-60 minutes unless she falls asleep.
Tantrum Workout Class | Video
Yoga Instructor With Down Syndrome | Video
SUP Yoga Workout | Video
Amputee Ballerina | Video
How to Get Free Boutique Fitness Classes
Goat Yoga Classes (Video)
Teen Boxer Fights to Wear a Hijab (Video)

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds