Waking up at 5am to hit the gym may sound logical if you find you never have time after work, but it’s certainly not easy to convince yourself that getting out of your comfy bed is worth all the effort. If you want to start a morning workout routine, but find yourself hitting snooze day after day, check out these helpful tips to help you get out of bed and into the gym.
Master the art of the morning workout
If you’re not sure what the best time of day to work out is, that’s OK — there are pros and cons to both options; it really depends on your individual needs and energy level. But if you’d like to give early-morning fitness a shot, here are some planning tips and exercise suggestions that will help you get it done.
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Prep the night before
Before you go to bed, lay out all of your clothes so you can get dressed as soon as your alarm goes off in the morning. This will save you lots of time.
Sign up for a cardio class
You’ll be less likely to hit snooze if you’ve prepaid for a nonrefundable class. Pick something fun and high energy like TRX, HIIT boot camp, or even Zumba class, as the fast-paced music will help wake you up.
Arrange a group run
When your friend is planning to meet you at 6 a.m. for a three-mile jog, you’ll be more apt to show up. Accountability is one of the best ways to force yourself to work out when it’s early.
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