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How Much Time Do You Spend at the Gym?

I definitely prefer to go to the gym after work, or on the weekend instead of during my lunch break because on average I like to spend at least an hour and a half at the gym. I warm up, do cardio and cool down for about 45 minutes, and then I do strength training and stretching for another 45.

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ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
it depends on when i go. if it's during lunch then about 30 minutes - which is enough to get a little workout - but then i'll typically go after work for at least an hour if not more (and then another 20-30 minutes in the steam room where i'm a dork and do crunches and leg lifts in there). so all in all it's at least an hour and a half a day
SmallTownFab SmallTownFab 9 years
I workout at home. I used to go to the gym, but with living in the country and having a puppy, it gets difficult...I figure working out at home is good habit forming for when I have a baby! I do about 30-40 min a day on elliptical (10-15 before work and the rest about 2 hours before bed). Then I do strength training with a bench and free weights for about 20-30 min (usually before work). I also do Yoga a couple times a week, usually a calming sequence after my evening cardio. Everything is unfortunately indoors, since I live in North Eastern Ontario, but with the dog and new bikes, I plan to get out a lot more once it warms up. We live on Georgian Bay and it takes me about 25 min to walk to the beach and we have some amazing trails out here. I think cardio is so much easier to do when you can do it with fun outdoor activities instead of a living room elliptical!
rpenner rpenner 9 years
I go in the morning before work. I'm way too tired after work to go and I think it's a great way to start the day! Anyways, I'm 45 mins cardio and cool down then 30 mins weight training, 10 mins of ab work and 5 mins at the end for a bit of stretching.
michlny michlny 9 years
I always take classes - so much fun packed into 1 hour!
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 9 years
I do all of my working out at home. It is way to expensive to pay for a gym membership. I would rather work out with DVD's instead anyway. I can change it up whenever i want!
melizzle melizzle 9 years
Depends. Sometimes, I can only squeeze in 30 min of cardio. I generally like to put in a good hour or so.
imLissy imLissy 9 years
I work out at home. I don't like being around people when I exercise. Usually I workout for 45minutes - an hour and a half depending on what I'm doing.
Kyko Kyko 9 years
I workout at home, so I don't get the no-brainer weight training options (i.e., no weight machines, all cardio.) I warmup on the treadmill for 5 minutes at 3.0 MPH with the incline (from 1-10) at 3. Then I crank the incline up all the way to 10 and hike uphill for 25 minutes. Then I cool down for 5 minutes at incline 3, and stretch everything out. THEN I lift some weights (8lb dumbells) - bicep curls, "arnolds", bent rows, I lay on my balance ball and do chest presses...takes about 10-15 minutes. Later in the day I get on my recumbent bike for 1/2 hour. I need money for a gym! It's too expensive :(
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
an hour and a half to two hours. i try to do cardio and some strength training most days. granted, 30 minutes of that is a stretch series i do every time (a throwback from my ballet days... i don't feel right if i'm not elastic afterwards!).
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Depends on the day! With my trainer like over an hour. Maybe 1:15-1:30. Cardio on my own around 40 min usually. About 3 days a weeks I do 20-30 min during lunch as well as 30-45 min cardio after work. So my days are always different!
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
2 hours! I love doing exercise and been in shapes but my problem is... I develop muscle really fast whenever I play sports or whatever! That does bugging me for random reason.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I don't go to the gym, but I log about an hour and a half on the elliptical and do 30-40 minutes of weights. Sometimes more, depending on how I'm feeling.
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
I spend zero time at the gym since I workout at home. I usually workout 6 days/week for 45 minutes to an hour each day.
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
It depends on what I'm doing. On days when I'm doing weight training it's 1 - 1.5 hours. Sometimes I do a yoga class directly after weights, so that adds another hour. On cardio days it's about 45 minutes. And on days when I just do a class, 1 hour.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
Eeek, I don't go to the gym. But when I finish uni I'm going to do more sports. I probably still won't go to the gym though.
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
About an hour and a half every day
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Usually an hour. I never understood the people who go on their lunch breaks. How can you get a good workout in a half hour (less really)? And why would you go back to work all sweaty and stinky, I don't think most people could squeeze in a shower afterwards! :step:
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
about 30 min with weights and then 45 running.
gigi123 gigi123 9 years
During the weekdays i spend 45 min before I go to work; if I go on the weekends i try to spend more but by the time I get into a good workout, it starts to get crowded and too many sweaty/smelling bodies lessens my motivation :P
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I spend about 45 minutes on the ellipitcal and then about 10-15 weight training.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
It really depends on the day. Sometimes all I have time for is 30 minutes, but sometimes I'll take a couple classes and be there for 2 hours.
catander catander 9 years
I normally spend an hour to an hour and a half at the gym. Sometimes I would like to be there longer, but it's really hard to fit that into my schedule.
syako syako 9 years
I do stay for about 2 hours now that I take a Pilates class. I'll do about 40 minutes of cardio and then 60 minutes Pilates. It totals about 2 hours once you factor in warm ups and cool downs.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 9 years
no gym for me! I'm a college student, so I get all my exercise from walking around campus. :]
marygrace marygrace 9 years
about an hour, no reason to spend more than that. think quality over quantity.
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