Early riser or duvet dragger? Whatever your morning habits are, adding in exercise is a fantastic way to kickstart your day and maybe even change your life.
Yes, we know that sounds dramatic. But we're going to stand by that statement!
Carving out the time for an exercise regime is crucial to living a healthier life. Incorporating it into your morning routine could really be a game changer.
Have we sparked your interest yet? Here are 6 reasons why an early morning Pilates practice can be hugely beneficial.
1. Relieve tension and prevent muscle tightness
Morning Pilates can help relieve tension and prevent muscle tightness and pain throughout the day. It is perfect for anyone who works in an office environment and will spend the majority of the day sitting down.
If you struggle with lower back pain, then a morning stretch-out will be the best thing for you! Waking up and moving your body is just what you need to get going.
2. Increase energy levels
Engaging in movement in the morning can boost your energy levels by releasing natural hormones in your body. Morning Pilates can help you stay energised throughout the day.
So stop yourself if you are thinking, "I think I need the extra hour to snooze"! Hitting that snooze button isn't going to help anyone. Getting the natural hormone release through exercise will help set you up for a full day with energy.
3. Improve bodily functions
Morning core movements in Pilates can enhance circulation, digestion, and metabolisation, improving overall bodily functions.
Add morning exercise to your regular routine to see all these benefits. As Joseph Pilates famously said, "After 10 sessions you will feel the difference, after 20 you will see the difference, and after 30 you will have a whole new body."
4. Reduce stress levels
Practicing Pilates in the morning can help reduce stress levels throughout the day. Our body naturally releases higher levels of stress hormones in the morning to kickstart our day, and engaging in morning practice can help counteract those effects.
A morning practice is one of the best ways to start the day right.
5. Clear mental clutter
Starting your day with a morning Pilates practice can help clear mental clutter and provide clarity, leading to improved productivity throughout the day.
Over time our morning rituals can take on a meditative effect as well. Joining in with a group class can help you get out of that auto-pilot mode and give you full control of your day.
6. Uplift your mood
Pilates is a surefire way to uplift your mood and keep those positive feelings going strong. Starting your day with a Pilates class can leave you feeling amazing and ready to take on the day.
Kick off your day with a burn to the core and take that fire with you throughout the day. So set your alarm and make sure you take advantage of all the benefits that an early morning Pilates practice can offer!
Mat Pilates FAQs
What are the benefits of taking morning Pilates classes?
Morning Pilates classes offer a range of benefits, including increased energy levels, improved focus, and enhanced flexibility. Exercising in the morning can jumpstart your metabolism and set a positive tone for the rest of your day.
Is it suitable for beginners or people with no prior Pilates experience?
Yes, our morning mat Pilates class is open to all levels, including beginners. Our experienced instructors provide modifications and variations to accommodate participants of different fitness levels and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
How can morning Pilates help with stress reduction and mental clarity?
Morning Pilates classes can help reduce stress and promote mental clarity by incorporating mindful movement and controlled breathing. This combination can enhance relaxation, reduce anxiety, and set a calm and focused mindset for the day ahead.
What should I expect from the 7am mat Pilates class at Pose Fitness Studios?
You can expect a 7am mat Pilates class that focuses on core strength, balance, and overall body conditioning. Our expert instructors will guide you through a series of exercises designed to improve posture, flexibility, and muscle tone, leaving you feeling invigorated and ready to conquer your day.