Morning Workouts to Brighten Your Day

Let’s face it; we aren’t all morning people. Fortunately, exercise in the morning is a great way to clear out the cobwebs, kickstarting your mind and body for the day ahead. A quick morning workout before you start your day can take you from sluggish to superstar in no time at all. Even better, early morning exercise is often easier to work into your regular routine, and may help you burn fat more efficiently. So haul yourself out of that comfy bed (do it!) and start your day off perfectly with our favourite morning exercises.

Top 6 Morning Exercises

Beginners’ Bodyweight Mini Workout

  • 25 Jumping Jacks
  • 50 reps march in place with high knees OR 30 reps jog in place with high knees
  • 50 Vanity Push-Ups
  • 20 Plie Squats
  • 25 Jumping Jacks

No Excuses Morning Workout

Complete 3 sets of the following, with 10-12 reps of each exercise in the first set, 12-15 reps in the second, and 15-20 in the third.

  • Stretch Sit-Up
  • Squat with Forward Roll
  • Plank Combo (2-6 second hold per rep)
  • Walkout
  • Squat Twist
  • Stretch Sit-Up With Twist
  • Lunge Rocking Horse
  • Alternating Side Plank

10 Minute Power Wake Up Circuit

  • 60 Jumping Jacks
  • 45 seconds Bicycle Crunches
  • 20 Burpees
  • 60 seconds Ab Plank
  • 20 reps (per side) Side Plank Raises
  • 30 seconds Mountain Climbers
  • 15 reps Ab V-Ups

15 Minute Wakeup Call

Perform each exercise for 1 minute, and repeat for 3 total sets.

  • Stretching Inchworm
  • Power Push-Ups
  • Sumo Squat to Side Crunch
  • Side Lunge and Bow
  • Lying Knee Twist and Tuck

Silent Home Workout

You won’t wake your neighbours or housemates with this killer 30 minute morning workout. Repeat the following exercises for 3 total sets.

  • 30-60 seconds Plank
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 15 reps Triceps Dip
  • 10 reps per leg Lunge With Hold
  • 15 reps Superman
  • 15 reps per side Russian Twist
  • 15 reps Glute Bridge

30-60 seconds Wall Sit

30 Minute Early Morning Workout

Warmup

  • 15 reps Windmill, 2 sets
  • 15 reps Back Bridge, 2 sets
  • 15 Push-Up Planks, 2 sets
  • 2-3 minutes Skipping Rope

Then perform each of the following exercises for 30 seconds each. Complete 3-4 circuits, resting for 2-3 minutes after each.

  • Squat Jumps
  • Push-Up With One Leg Elevated
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Rotating Side Plank
  • Jumping Jacks