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Working Out Twice a Day

Have You Ever Gone to the Gym Twice in One Day?

After a week of being home with the flu, I hit the gym twice yesterday, taking two sweaty indoor cycling classes. Normally, a lunchtime cycling class is enough, but when the end of my workday hit, I was craving another. By the end of the second class, I was feeling energized and refreshed, and luckily, I'm not feeling sore or overworked today. Since my gym only offers 45-minute cycling classes, I'm thinking this might turn into a weekly habit for me — it was a great way to chase away the Monday blues.

With the exception of an evening yoga class or special fitness event, I've never opted for multiple classes in one day. I'm worried about working my body too hard, which may keep me out of the gym later on, due to sore muscles or injury. Yesterday's experiment taught me that this isn't always the case, but it's still important to be mindful of what kind of workouts to double up on — back-to-back strength training classes are probably not on the horizon for me!

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Dare-You-To Dare-You-To 5 years
Sometimes I'll go to do my own workout in the morning and then return for a group class later in the day.  Oftentimes I'll go for yoga or pilates as my return trip to the gym. 
trebleinthekitchen trebleinthekitchen 5 years
I am a group fitness instructor so whenever I teach I try not to "count" that as my workout and squeeze something else in that day to balance it out.  If I teach cardio, then I will do weights, if I teach pilates then I will do cardio!  And I am just plain addicted to working out...
Sarah10563 Sarah10563 5 years
I used to work at a gym-yoga studio, so I would go to work, get off take a strength-cardio class then go next door to do hot yoga. Those were the days...
TheLittleMonster TheLittleMonster 5 years
Sometimes I will go on a hike after the gym, but I consider that more of an extension of my workout than working out twice in a day. On those lazy summer days when I don't have much going on, I'll run in the morning and in the evening, but combined they equal one workout.
lrakins54 lrakins54 5 years
I'll go do weights in the mornings 2-3 days a week and often I'll follow that up after work with some cardio or yoga.
KeLynns KeLynns 5 years
It's more likely that I go to the gym and to another non-gym exercise (like today, I went to the gym before work and I plan on going to a yoga studio after). But I have gone to the actual gym twice in one day - it's not exactly a regular thing, though.
amandaelisabeth amandaelisabeth 5 years
I tend to go to the gym twice a day 4 times a week. I do 6am classes M/T/Th/F and then shoot hoops or run during my lunch break. On Wednesdays I work out with a trainer so I only go once. 
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