Winter is here. Maybe. Maybe Not. All we know is that summer is over and days are getting shorter. We find ourselves wanting to stay under the sheets for an extra 5 minutes and pressing the snooze button a couple more times these days, yet some of us still manage to get out to the gym nice and early.
Ever want to understand the psyche of someone who enjoys working out when everyone else is fast asleep?
We polled some of our consistent morning gym goers and asked what motivates to wake up for a 6AM or 7AM class. Here's what they said:
"Evenings are free so I can have a more consistent nighttime routine, in case of work stuff, social events, unforeseen things come up"
"I don't need to worry about getting to the gym in the evening (or worse, not making it to the gym because of legitimate or made up excuses)"
"committing to a morning routine forces me to be accountable in prioritizing sleep"
Our Personal Favourite:
"Imagine being a solid rock fighting back against a raging river. You can’t help but feel like a solid rock “owning” your day after a 6AM workout. For me, working out at 6AM gives me a mental, physical and emotional boast that triggers a progression of positive momentum throughout the day. Since adopting a morning routine that involves physical exercise I feel I get more out of life. Own your morning, own your life."
(yes, that was meant to be cheesy)
Some of these reasons are quite logical, and some are inspiring. Whatever it is that motivates you to head out to the gym (morning, afternoon or evening), try sharing it with a few friends and inspire someone to go out and get healthy!