Is pressing the snooze button on that early morning alarm part of your daily routine?
Perhaps you just don’t consider yourself a morning person or you make up excuses that you don’t have enough time to sweat before heading into the office.
According to studies conducted Appalachian State University, there are numerous benefits of getting to the gym earlier in the morning. From sleeping longer at night and higher levels of relaxation to lowering blood pressure, the best time to exercise is first thing in the morning.
You may not be a natural born morning bird, but with a few simple tips, it can be a smooth transition to make your early morning sweat a brand new habit.
Think you might want to try spinning before sunrise? Here are 5 tips to help you get on a bike and start your day on the right foot!
1. Bedtime Routines Matter
Eat an early dinner try to avoid eating within 3 hours of your anticipated bedtime. This will help your body more time to digest food and avoid heartburn.
2. Cut Out The TV
Limit screen time Avoid watching TV, using your phone or playing on any other digital devices at least an hour before bed. Screen time at night keeps you from falling asleep and sleeping well. Your brain’s electrical activity increases which keep you from calming down into a peaceful state of mind for sleep.
3. Plan Your Workout Outfit
Set out tomorrow’s workout clothes Choosing your outfit the night before will help reduce stress and save you time in your morning routine. Waking up and seeing your workout outfit laid out will be a great motivator to get you up and on that bike!
4. Don’t Hit The Snooze
Stretch Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It’s a great way to energize the morning and ease away any stress or tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position.
5. Stay Motivated
Remember the why The key to finding motivation and keeping it is to think about all that you accomplish in those 45 minutes at Pure. The feeling you get when the beat drops, when everyone is riding to one beat, one rhythm. And just remember no one ever finishes a ride and thinks, “I wish I’d hit snooze and skipped that class!”
Extra tip! Check out our new 5:30am ride starting 3/20 with Maria.