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Open All Night: 24-Hour Gyms

Staying open all of the time is a trend hitting gyms across the nation.

Despite the increased costs and logistics to run a 24-hour gym, they are increasing and it's not just in cities, they are showing up in the burbs too. Right now it is estimated that there are over 1,000 gyms in the United States that don't close their doors to its members ever. But why? Turns out that some people, be it only 5% of gym bound people, use the gym between the hours of 8:30 pm and 5:30 am and when you're a gym that aims to please, you've got to accommodate for everyone. I cannot imagine working out at 3:00am but I certainly commend those that do -- That is dedication!

So I'm curious, when do you workout?

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mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
i wish there were all-nighters here, but there isnt, YET. lol. if i had a membership to that, i'd definitely hit the gym before work, prolly around 7 depending on the crowd
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
At my old apartment complex, we had a tiny little gym with a treadmill, a bike, one of those all in one machines and some free weights. Since it was so small, it felt crowded if more than 3 people tried to work out at once. But I loved going around 11pm or midnight because I had the whole room to myself and could watch whatever I wanted on the TV while I ran. It was actually pretty great and I totally miss it now.
krEnElk krEnElk 10 years
i got a freakishly cheap gym membership with limited hours: 6am-9am. I hate getting up early but its hard to pass up a membership that's only $150/year!
katie225 katie225 10 years
i heart 24 hour fitness. people like me go to the gym late at night, those whose job is in the middle of the day and they don't like to have a lot of people by them when they work out. and i love to swim and the pool is always packed, except for late at night. love it!
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
when i had a week pass to an all-night gym, i went around 1am and 3am and even on christmas morning one time. however, i have a pass at a regular gym and just go around 1 before work. but if i had a pass to an all-night gym, i'd definitely be there at late times. however, passes to those are very expensive and i go to mine for free because i used to work there and my mom currently runs the fitness center as well.
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 10 years
Who woould go to the gym at 3am?
aragornrain aragornrain 10 years
I work a swing shift where I usually get off around 8. Also, my gym is really busy during the week up until about 9PM. So, I'm usually there between 8 and 10.
PinkSparkleGrl PinkSparkleGrl 10 years
I workout at 5:30 am in order to avoid the 'go home after work and crash' syndrome we are all talking about. It is less busy at that time of day. It is hard to get up at that hour, but I go with my best friend, which makes it worth while. I fell on the ice this past weekend and sprained my ankle - so I am having workout withdrawal!!!!
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
I prefer to work out in the late afternoon, but usually end up working out after around 8pm. I don't like working out after dinner though, because I'm so full and feel sluggish.
boredatwork boredatwork 10 years
I workout after I get home from work. I work earlier in the day and get up at 5am and as much as I prefer to work out in the morning, there's no way I'm getting up at 3:30 or 4.
yamahamama yamahamama 10 years
I heart working out in the morning. I also can't manage to leave the house to go to the gym if I go home first after work. Sheesh, it's like I get lead butt or something & I can't get out! Fortunately, I was able to find a gym with 6:00 am classes. As far as working out in the middle of the night--it would be great for those people who need it, but I certainly don't.
julieulie julieulie 10 years
Ha. I wish I had a regular time to go to the gym. I am usually in the lab from about 7am - 9pm, seven days a week, and it takes me about an hour walk to get from the lab to my apartment, so by the time I get home I have to crawl right into bed. I tend to count my 2 hours of walking per day as my gym time.
jc82 jc82 10 years
I'm with all of you on this one. But I do go home after work for about an hour. I grab an apple and clean up the place a bit then head to the gym. It totally sucks to only have about a 5 hour window from the time I leave work to the time I go to bed! :/ And not to mention the gym is PACKED from 5pm till about 9pm! On the weekends I get to the gym as soon as I get out of bed. That way I make sure I wake up early and have the whole day left to do fun weekend things!
cams cams 10 years
I guess if you had to work an odd shift maybe you could work out at like 3. How nice would that be?! you could have the whole gym to yourself
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
OrangeFlower, I feel you on that! I'm the same way.
orangeflower orangeflower 10 years
If I go home, it's hard to get back out of the house. The sofa and Tivo call my name and I can't escape, so I go right after work. No excuses.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
As soon as I get out of work, I go straight to the gym. HUGE downfall is the Boston traffic getting there :OY: If I go home first, I'm tempted to go on PopSugar and forget all about the gym :)
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