November 23

5 Remarkable Benefits Of Exercising In The Morning

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Getting Up Early To Exercise Might Be Hard - But It’s Worth It

benefits of exercising in the morning

There are tons of people in the world who wholeheartedly understand the benefits of exercising in the morning. They set their alarms an hour earlier than they need to be up. They hop out of bed and get started on their exercise routine. It might even be the favorite part of their day!

benefits of exercising in the morning

There are also a lot of people who can’t fathom getting up an hour earlier on purpose. 

Long days at work, commutes, and extracurricular activities can be exhausting, and every minute of sleep counts. But discovering the benefits of exercising in the morning might change your thoughts on setting that alarm an hour earlier.

Decided to take the plunge and switch your exercise routine to the morning? Great! Check out: Rise and Shine! It’s Pilates Time with Christopher right here on Fitstreams. 

benefits of exercising in the morning

Still need some motivation to switch to mornings? Keep reading.

The Unarguable Benefits Of Exercising In The Morning

If you’re more apt to hit snooze when you wake up, here are 5 benefits of exercising in the morning that might make you reconsider.

  • Better focus and cognition - if you have trouble focusing during the day, morning exercise could help. Exercise helps the brain because movement helps your brain think and problem solve. Exercise sets your brain up to be on fire for the day.
  • Increased energy and alertness - The central nervous system is directly impacted by exercise. Blood flow is improved during exercise, and oxygen and nutrients are dispersed to muscle tissues, thus increasing energy.
  • Better mood and sleeping habits - your body produces serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine when you exercise. Serotonin makes your brain feel happy, and dopamine plays a big role in the quality of sleep you get.
  • Boosted metabolism and healthier choices - working out in the morning can help inspire healthier choices when it comes to foods consumed, and the effects of increased metabolism are often carried along throughout the day.
  • More energy overall - nutrients and oxygen get released during exercise and travel to the lungs and your heart. This helps with the entire cardiovascular system, stamina and endurance.

How To Become A Morning Exerciser

benefits of exercising in the morning

Perhaps some of those reasons listed above have made you consider becoming someone who exercises in the morning. And if that’s the case, that’s wonderful. 

But if you’re not quite ready to jump in feet first, we have the perfect way to ease yourself into a routine. Right here on Fitstreams, check out Rise and Shine! It’s Pilates Time with Christopher.

There are 4 classes that, just like coffee, have varying levels of intensity.

benefits of exercising in the morning

Level 1: Instant Coffee - Wake up with this class when you want a convenient mat class with simple setups, and a little less intensity than the “Cup of Joe” and “Triple Shot” classes. Unlike a blaring alarm clock, this class will gently transition your body and mind from sleep to wake.

Note: Are you a beginner? No problem. This wake up will be an introduction- it won’t overwhelm you and it will prepare you for future classes.

benefits of exercising in the morning

Level 2: Cup of Joe - If you’re looking to improve your flexibility and range of motion, Cup of Joe will prepare your mind and body to enjoy a new day. The transitions are slower paced than in the Level 3 classes, but you will find it a bit more challenging than Instant Coffee. You’ll be sure to recognize notes of the classical Pilates exercises if you’re familiar with Pilates.

benefits of exercising in the morning

Level 3 has 2 classes: Caffe Latte and Triple Shot. Both classes are an excellent opportunity to jump right in and feel the warmth of the exercises right away! You’ll move through the classical Pilates repertoire with smooth and steady transitions to open up the joints, get your blood moving, and gently work out any tension leftover from awkward sleeping positions. You’ll feel all warmed up like a nice cup of coffee by the time you’re done.


We told you the benefits of exercising in the morning, and we told you where to find a great program that can get you started. Now it’s up to you to set that alarm and give it a shot! Trust us, just try it. What have you got to lose? Start your free, 2-week trial on Fitstreams to access Rise and Shine! It’s Pilates Time, and any of the other amazing courses that look interesting to you!

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About the author

Laurie Johnson

Laurie’s clear and candid cueing makes classes easy to follow without looking at the screen. Her wit and good nature create an enjoyable class that challenges your limits and celebrates your successes.  

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