Whether you’re already a morning person or are trying to become one, a workout is something to consider adding to your morning routine. We chatted all about morning workouts with TITLE Boxing Club Master Coach Tara Dunham.
Do you personally recommend working out in the morning?
Yes! It is a great way to start your day and be sure you get in a workout. The end of peoples’ days can be unpredictable; sometimes, you don’t get in your planned workout. I work out in the morning because it is when I am the most energized and I feel a sense of accomplishment for the day before I even open my laptop to begin my workday.
What are some benefits of morning workouts?
There are so many, but here are my top two:
- You start your day off feeling good! If you start your day with a workout, you are more likely to make positive health and wellness choices throughout the day.
- You learn to make yourself a priority. You can’t fill up anyone else’s cup if you don’t fill up your own. Making time for yourself in the morning sets you up to be the best version of yourself for others.
Do you have any tips for working out in the morning or for someone trying to become a morning workout person?
- Always try to go to bed on the earlier side, or at least turn off all electronics an hour before bed to give your mind time to wind down.
- Set yourself up for success by laying out your workout clothes and by prepping breakfast the night before. The less you need to do in the morning before your workout the better.
- Do a workout you enjoy! This one is huge. Don’t force yourself to wake up early and move your body in a way that doesn’t feel good for you. You want to look forward to your workouts, not dread them. I personally like taking a heavy bag boxing class. Other great options are going for a walk or run, strength training, or Pilates
Wake up and sweat with Tara in this at-home boxing workout from TITLE On Demand:
Also, check out the early morning classes at your local TITLE Boxing Club and punch it out with some fellow early risers!