I live, again I say we live, and also work as the organizer for the complementary fitness classes in our high rise building. We are located in a major city and I try to change up the “routine” classes regularly but have noticed many residents in the elevator asking we add more classes at post 8pm. Our 9 plus year experience has lent us to a very lax show at this time, has the industry changed and we missed it? Many of our one on one’s take this time slot they pay and are committed… are we missing the later night exercise groupies that need motivation? Or is this just a conversation starter so we welcome them into the earlier time slots with out remorse….
I wonder if late night exercise is a coping mechanism to allow people to stay active while keeping their day hours open for non exercise activities. Sometimes I enjoy a very late workout because of the privacy, open space and there seems to be a mysterious counterculture youth energy in the air. I usually don’t set any personal bests at this time but it makes me feel alive and changing when I’m so bored of everyday life I can’t sleep. I feel like people would really show their true colors in a late night group environment.