These Hacks Will Turn You Into A Morning-Workout Person

Illustrated by Mary Galloway.
By Hannah Newman

We know — not everyone is a morning person. (And, even fewer of us are eager to wake up and hit the gym.) But, getting up and moving can actually be an amazing way to start your day.

While the best time to exercise depends on your schedule and your body, the odds are in favor of morning workouts. Think about it: You won’t have to trudge to the gym after a long day of work, you may sleep better, and you’re more likely to actually get it done if you do it before other (sometimes more fun) options come up. (Who wants to say no to happy hour?)

Sure, you may have heard the usual tips and tricks, but what hacks do people who consistently work out in the early a.m. actually use? We asked those who know best — a mix of people who train for a living, Greatist staffers, and you, our dear readers — to find out what gets them up and at ‘em at the crack of dawn.