The early bird gets the bike.

The early bird gets the bike.

Sun Oct 14, 2018

Ah, the elusive 6:00am class... what some think of as routine, others are like "Ha! You're joking, right?" I've always been a 'morning person', if the sun is up, so am I. But I also know for every morning person, there is someone that wouldn't dream of waking up 5 minutes before they had to be at work and another who so badly wants to be lover of the sunrise sweat session, but just can't seem to make it happen. Regardless of who you are, I've learned that it isn't necessarily what you do in the morning, but rather what you do at night that makes the difference. So, with that, here are some hot tips on how to get up for a 6:00am!

Step #1: SLEEP! 6:00am will always be a pipe dream if you don't get those ZzZzZz's! Use good sleep hygiene to make it all the better - turn down the brightness of your phone & other devices hours before bed, avoid them all together if you can. If you're a Netflix lover, make sure your TV is far away from you, the brightness is down, and the volume is quiet. If that still doesn’t work I'm a big fan of 1 melatonin to help seal the deal.

Step #2: Be prepared. Not in a boy scout way, but at least layout your lululemon the night before. Simple enough and saves you ton of (precious sleep) time! I try to always have my clothes ready, my bag packed, and my breakfast good to go the night before! It really helps you out when that snooze button looks so damn sexy.

Step #3: Know your body & honor it. Everyone is different and has different needs, especially in the morning. It doesn't matter how much sleep I get, I'm helpless in a morning class without black coffee & some kind of protein in my stomach before I get going. So do you and fuel however you need for that bike.


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Tuesday Logan Circle 6am

Tuesday Bethesda 6pm

Wednesday Cathedral Commons 6pm

Thursday Bethesda 6am + 7:15am

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