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3 Reasons to Start Your Day at the Barre
Waking up early to workout isn’t easy for most people. However, the benefits of starting your day with a barre class far outweigh the extra hour of sleep. Below are three really good reasons to hop out of bed early and hit the barre before you start your jam-packed day!
It seems counterintuitive that getting up early to workout will actually give you more energy throughout your day. When the alarm goes off before the sun comes up, it always seems like sleep is more important than exercise. Don’t be fooled. It’s true, moving your body first thing in the morning kickstarts your metabolism, endorphins, and endurance to give you more energy throughout the day. Not to mention when you start shaking early, before you eat, your body will use your fat storage as fuel versus burning the calories from the food you consume throughout the day. Burn calories early and you will continue to burn calories throughout your day.
The mind-body connection you hear about in barre class goes beyond just staying focused. Exercise can increase your mental clarity for several hours post-workout. Part of the reason for this has to do with blood flow. When you start exercising and get your heart pumping, blood flow increases everywhere in the body, including the brain. More blood flow means more energy and oxygen, which makes your brain perform better. Start your day with a barre class, then put your brain power to work for you throughout your entire day.
Let’s face it, when you plan to take your barre class during lunch or after work, you run the risk of missing it. It’s not uncommon for your meeting to run late, or for your boss to need your help just as you’re walking out. Not to mention, you might be too tired at the end of the day to follow through with your plans to workout. There’s nothing worse than having a long day AND missing your workout. However, it happens to the best of us. When you commit to an early morning workout schedule, you are developing stronger self-discipline and commitment to making yourself a priority first. Even better, it will only get easier to wake up and workout the more you do it. Before too long you will start to see your discipline go to work for you in other important areas of your life.