Did you know that biologically your body will respond exercise best at a certain time of day. This is different for each individual.  Take this quiz to determine your chronotype, and best time of day for YOU to exercise.

  1. You have to do two hours of physically hard work. If you were entirely free to plan your day, in which of the following periods would you choose to do the work?
    1. 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (4 points)
    2. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (3 points)
    3. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (2 points)
    4. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (1 point)
  2. You have to take a two-hour test. You know it will be mentally exhausting. If you were entirely free to choose, when would you choose to take the test?
    1. 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (4 points)
    2. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (3 points)
    3. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (2 points)
    4. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (1 point)
  3. A friend has asked you to join him twice per week for a workout. The best time for him is between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. With nothing else in mind other than how you normally feel in the evening, how do you think you would perform?
    1. Very poorly (4 points)
    2. Poorly (3 points)
    3. Well enough (2 points)
    4. Very well (1 point)
  4. We hear about “morning” and “evening” types of people. Which of these types do you consider yourself?
    1. Definitely morning type (6 points)
    2. More a morning than an evening type (4 points)
    3. More an evening than a morning type (2 points)
    4. Definitely an evening type (0 points)

Add your scores together to get your total and compare your score with the table below to identify your chronotype. Your chronotype suggests your best time of day to train where overall fitness and pleasure are your primary goals.

  • Definitely morning type (14–16 points)
  • Moderately morning type (11–13 points)
  • Neither type (9–10 points)
  • Moderately evening type (4–8 points)
  • Definitely evening type (0-3 points)