Five reasons to exercise in the morning

1. You're energised for the day ahead...

‘Your body has been resting for 6-8 hours so you need to wake the body up with the mind. Yoga is perfect for this – yoga literally means “union”, so getting your mind, body and muscles awake for the day can make you much more productive.’

– Hannah Vincent, Yoga teacher

2. ...and ready to sleep by the evening

‘When I teach or do workouts in the evening, I can’t sleep! Exercising in the morning is a great way to regulate your sleep and help you to get a good night’s rest. And sleeping well, along with the mood-boosting and stress-relieving abilities of exercise, all help in looking after your mental health.’

– Kate Mummery, Contemporary HIIT teacher

3. It's more than a morning stretch

“It’s all about the fascia! The connective tissue inside our body gets stiff when we don’t move, especially during the night. That’s why we feel the urge to stretch the arms and the back when we wake up, so practicing yoga or body conditioning in the morning is almost natural.”

– Laura Gaspar, Yoga and Body Conditioning teacher

4. It'll boost your metabolism

“Doing a fasted workout- that is, a workout in the morning before you’ve had breakfast- will really help to boost your metabolism, which means you’ll be burning more calories for the rest of the day, even if you are sitting at a desk from 9 ‘til 5”

– Kate Mummery

5. It's time for you

“So many of us have jobs that are all about giving and helping others. Setting aside an hour for an early morning workout is a great way to have that time for you.

It’s also great to have that interaction in the mornings- you’re being told what to do; you don’t need to think about it. Then when it’s done, you can go off and be the person you need to be.”

– Kate Mummery

So why not give it a try? Head to our classes page for more information of what’s on offer and to see our timetable.

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