Five Benefits of Working Out During Lunch

Struggling to fit your workout into your busy schedule everyday? You should try working out during lunch! It’s a nice change of pace that will leave you energized and ready to tackle the rest of your day. Here are some more benefits:

1. It helps break up your day.

Lafayette Family YMCA | Five Benefits of Working Out During LunchThe work day can get pretty long if there is nothing in there to break it up. Working out on your lunch break is a great way to change things up and give your mind a break.

2. It frees up your night.

A lot of people like to hit up the gym on their way home from work, but it is sometimes hard to find the motivation after a long, stressful day. If you already worked out at lunch, then you don’t even need to worry about it on your way home, and now you have all of this extra free time to do something relaxing.

3. The gym is less crowded.

Lafayette Family YMCA | Five Benefits of Working Out During LunchBecause most people are at the gym after work, there won’t be very many people there during lunch. This means that the machines will be less crowded, and you won’t have to wait to use any of them. You can go in, do your thing, and get on with your day.

4. It will help you be less anxious.

According to an article from the American Psychological Association, there is a strong link between mood and exercise. Your mood can be noticeably enhanced within five minutes of working out. Exercise can even help to relieve long-term depression.

5. It could help you get closer to coworkers.

Lafayette Family YMCA | Five Benefits of Working Out During LunchWorking out with someone can make things more fun, and what better way to get to know a coworker than by going to workout together at lunch. Working out with a coworker can also help to hold you more accountable. You’ll be more likely to stick to your workout plan if there is another person counting on you to go, as well.


There are so many benefits to working out during lunch, and it will leave you energized and ready to conquer the rest of your day. To make it even more convenient for you, the Lafayette Family YMCA offers Group Fitness classes customized to fit into your lunch hours at its downtown location.


Want to give lunch workouts a try? Check out our lunch Group Fitness schedule!



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