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Night work outs favoured by one in 10, with over half going after midnight

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One in ten UK gym-goers are pushing for the burn between the unconventional hours of 10pm - 6am, claims dailymail.co.uk, citing figures from a recent study.

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One in ten UK gym-goers are pushing for the burn between the unconventional hours of 10pm - 6am, claims dailymail.co.uk, citing figures from a recent study. Although most fitness nuts will have slumped onto their bed well before this period, the publication reported on a growing number of night athletes who manage to fit a daily workout around their busy lifestyles. It's thought that one in ten Brits choose to work out between 10pm - 6:00am, with 52 per cent of these stints commencing past the midnight mark. The publication also claimed that thanks to the growing number of 24-hour gyms, 83 per cent of gym-goers are now more likely than ever to abandon their usual bedtime routine and exercise instead. However, there may be stepping stones preventing people from catching on to this trend. The lack of a local 24-hour gym might convince some to attempt a night of sleep rather than drive to their nearest spot, although athletes with a garden gym would have no such problem - their journey lasting mere seconds after a decision is made. Though once there, it seems these unique groups are reaping the benefits that regular exercise can bring. Talking to guardian.co.uk reporter Patrick Kingsley, evening gym-goer Demmi Russel claimed she couldn't balance her working life with exercise before discovering a local 24-hour spot where she could work out. Much like home gyms, she claimed the arrangement suited people who perhaps weren't yet comfortable with exercising in public. "As a woman, it's hard to find a gym where you feel comfortable," she said. "But if you come here at three in the morning, no one's going to bother you."

Author:

Richard Towey

14th November 2012