Evening gym bunny boom: Now one in ten fitness fanatics work out after dark as we struggle to find enough hours in the day
One in ten people work out between 10pm-6am
56% of these visit gym after midnight
17:30 GMT, 13 November 2012
From juggling a hectic work schedule to maintaining a happening social life, a modern day lifestyle is one long battle against the clock.
Its no wonder then that between drinks with friends and extra hours in the office health conscious Brits are struggling to find time to maintain their fitness levels and visit the gym.
The answer could be to turn in to an after hours gym bunny like the A-listers: hitting the treadmill after work and play when everybody else is heading home to bed.
With busy lifestyles and increasingly fewer hours in the day, people are hitting the gym after hours to get their work-out fix
A new survey has revealed that one
in ten members use the gym between 10pm and 6am, with 52 per cent of
these visits taking place around the midnight mark.
The research also revealed that 83 per cent of gym goers are now more likely to go to a gym with 24-hour access so they can fit it into their busy schedule.
With their non-stop work commitments, celebrities are leading the way in taking advantage of after-dark workouts.
Rihanna is one such fan and has been spotted heading to the gym at 10pm after a long day in the studio.
According to her trainer Ary Nunez
this midnight session was no one off and said the star manages to fit a
workout into everyday even if it means the middle of the night.
He told Grazia magazine: 'We train when she's ready. Even if we're on the road and it's 2a.m., I'm on call 24/7 with her.'
With their jam-packed work schedules, celebrities like Rihanna and Jessica Simpson work out after dark
Jonelle Roberts, 24, is a member of
The Gym in Vauxhall and typically works out at around 2.00am after
finishing her late night shifts at Selfridges.
said: 'There are no contracts or time restrictions, so you can come and
go when you want. There might be a time when I can't make visiting the
gym fit in with my other commitments, so I can just put my membership on
Treharne, CEO of The Gym Group, who carried out the research, said:
'There are a huge number of people in the UK that have work schedules
and family commitments which make it difficult for them to visit a gym
during the day.'