Written on November 19, 2012 at 10:43 am , by FITNESS Intern
Written by Deanna Cioppa, editorial intern
Getting out of bed after the first alarm is tough enough by itself, never mind getting pumped for an early morning workout. Sometimes our beds are just so comfortable! We could use all the help we can get, so here’s an early morning mix that helps us get moving and grooving once our feet hit the floor. Download into your own music library and see if you hit the road, gym or yoga mat bright-eyed and ready to sweat!
Now you tell us: Is it easy for you to wake up for a morning workout?
Written on February 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm , by Karla Walsh
This week’s fit links from around the web:
- Don’t dread the alarm! Here are nine smart tips that will help you smile through your morning workouts. — Fit Bottomed Girls
- What does “healthy” mean around the world? — GOOD
- It’s all about balance. The 80/20 rule works with your diet, relationships and more! — Healthy Tipping Point
- No meat? No problem! Whether you celebrate Meatless Mondays or eat fish on Fridays during Lent, these tasty recipes are for you. — Diets in Review
- Harness the powers of your brain to help shape up your body. — Q by Equinox
- My achy breaky back! Ease computer-related neck, shoulder and back pain with this stretch. — The Balanced Life
Written on August 1, 2011 at 9:48 am , by Marianne Magno
Happy Monday! While the start of a new week offers exciting possibilities, sometimes we wish we could extend the weekend just a little bit longer. Get energized for a fresh start with a list of songs that never fail to perk up our Facebook fans:
- “Beautiful Day,” U2
- “Super Bass,” Nicki Minaj
- “It’s My Life,” Bon Jovi
- “Let’s Get It Started,” Black Eyed Peas
- “Lose Yourself,” Emimen
- “Daylight,” Better Than Ezra
- “Honey Bee,” Blake Shelton
- “Jammin’,” Bob Marley
Tell us: What songs motivate you to wake up and go?
Written on June 7, 2011 at 10:25 am , by Marianne Magno
I’ll be honest: I am not a morning person. I’ll wake up bright and early and be on time for races, appointments and work, but not with the perky enthusiasm of a natural morning person. (Coffee! Stat!) This is why I choose to work out in the evening after work. The thought of going to the gym first thing in the morning is foreign to me. I couldn’t understand how you morning gym-goers do it!
When I looked at my calendar this week, however, I noticed that I had a lot of after-work events lined up and meetings throughout the day. Instead of ignoring my fitness for the week, I decided to suck it up and wake up before 6 a.m. for a workout before work. I expected to find lots of busy professionals at the gym, crowded locker rooms and no available machines or equipment.
Boy was I wrong! I hopped on the elliptical right away and had lots of space for free weight exercises and stretching after. Even showering and getting ready in the locker room was stress-free. And I made it to work early! Though I’m not sure if I’ll do all my workouts in the morning, I know now that post-work plans don’t have to get in the way of my fitness.
What about you guys? Are you a morning workouts person, or more of a nighttime exerciser like me?