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    Updated on Apr 2, 2019. Posted on Mar 30, 2019

    35 Things That'll Actually Make You Want To Workout In The Morning

    There are two kinds of people in this world: those who work out in the morning and everyone else.

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    1. High-waisted yoga pants that'll make sure you can safely strut your stuff around the gym in the early morning hours without any skin making a surprise appearance.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I own about five pairs of leggings from this brand and I am FOREVER SOLD!!! If anyone were to ask me which leggings I love I would immediately mention these. I prefer these over my name-brand leggings any day. They are also squat-proof (for me at least). These fit so comfortably and are very flattering! I love my leggings high-waisted, they keeps my tummy in control without suffocating me. I have these in black, lavender gray, and magenta haze. The pricing for the quality of these leggings are amazing." —Victoria

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 34 styles).

    2. A subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, because what's a workout without a sick playlist to pump you up?

    Amazon

    Honestly, you could probably just dance around your room to Taylor Swift or Cardi B for an hour and get in just as much cardio as if you went for a run. Think about it. With this subscription you will have access to any song at any time, and if you have an Amazon Echo you can ask Alexa to play your workout playlist for you!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 a month.

    3. A wall mount to display your hard-earned marathon medals and bibs or inspire you to wake up and start training for a 5K.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Arrived today. Very easy to set up. I had it up on the wall in less than an hour. Looks great! I love that the medals can be hung below the bibs. I have 11 hung in total, which take up the entire rack. My only complaint is that I have 42 bibs hung and it is getting rather full-looking. Looks like I'll be ordering another bib display shortly... or run less races (and that's not happening). ;) Happy running, all!" —RocknRunner

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    4. Asics sneakers, because half the fun of working out can come from wearing cute athletic apparel!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    A few years ago I broke my foot and found I needed major support from my sneakers, not just for working out but for everyday use. I bought my first pair of Asics and never looked back. They are cushioned, comfortable, and exactly what you'd want in a sneaker — and over 3.7K Amazon customers agree!

    Promising review: "I love these shoes! I am hard to please due to plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, and lots of screws in my ankle. Great arch support and really beautifully designed shoe. The photo doesn't do them justice. They make me happy looking at them and wearing them. I only wear them to work out and they feel great! Great price too!!" —T. Discosola

    Get them from Amazon for $57.95+ (available in women's sizes 6–11 and in 10 styles) or men's for $39.15+ (available in sizes 6–15 and in 16 styles).

    5. Or chic post-workout sneakers that'll inspire you to get through your reps so you can show them off on your way home.

    Hush Puppies

    These sneakers are lined with microfiber Dri-Lex® socklining for climate control in addition to their slip-resistant rubber outsole, making them the perfect shoe to keep in your gym bag in case you don't want to wear your smelly workout sneaks the rest of the day.

    Promising review: "I got them in rose and they fit like they were made for me. I have received so many compliments also, from teenagers to grandparents!" —Robin

    Get them from Hush Puppies for $99.95 (available in women's sizes 5.5–12, in medium and wide widths, and in two styles).

    6. Khloe Kardashian's book, Strong Looks Better Naked, to prove to you that ANYONE can break a sweat before the sun comes up — and like it!

    Barnes & Noble

    It may sound crazy, but this book personally transformed my workout mentality. It made me want to get up super early and run before the chaos of the day began. I started right after finishing her book and have continued ever since! If Khloe can do it, why can't we?

    Promising review: "This book was such a great read! You can honestly relate to what she is saying. It's super motivating if you want to start getting healthy, taking care of your body, working out, etc. It was an easy read too. It feels like a friend is giving you all the life advices and it's super helpful. Definitely worth a read! I'll give this a 5 star because I hate reading books but her book actually made me finish reading the whole thing." —Anonymous

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $26.99, a local bookseller through IndieBound, or pre-order it on Amazon.

    7. An organic and vegan deodorant that smells so good you'll forget about the fact you dragged yourself out of bed the moment you swipe it under your arms.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've tried 7–8 natural deodorants and so far, this is the most amazing. I'm a big sweater and live in Florida and workout outside. Other brands just haven't been able to hack it for a full day. This keeps me fresh ALL day, even a full day out on the water or running and biking in summer. And NO messy tub, irritation, or white residue on my clothes! Winner!" —A. Price

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in five scents).

    8. A fun gym bag you'll love because it'll fit all of your workout necessities and let fellow early birds know exactly what your priorities look like.

    bando

    Breakfast burritos, anyone?

    Promising review: "This bag is incredible. it's light as air but fits everything you need for an overnight trip, the gym, or anything else. Such a great buy!" —Carmen H.

    Get it from ban.do for $35.

    9. Or a trendy fanny pack, in case you live super close to your gym and don't need to carry anything more than your phone, wallet, and keys.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This fanny pack is great! Great in size and has a lot of pockets! I don't even carry a bag around now! Also, it holds up really well during my workouts at the gym!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 25 styles).

    10. A boxing game for the Nintendo Switch, so you can practice your left hook at home without anyone seeing you awkwardly punching at the air.

    Amazon

    I'm someone who thrives on getting to the gym in the morning, but somedays it just doesn't happen. Luckily, I can still practice my boxing (and break a decent sweat!) at home while playing this super-fun game on the Nintendo Switch.

    Promising review: "Fitness Boxing for the Switch is a great and fun workout. The exercises will start off easy and don't feel like much but the intensity can be increased, the song speed can be sped up, and you can add more moves after the demos. All of these options help in creating a workout that suits the player." —Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    11. Or actual boxing gloves that come in a ton of exciting colors, perfect for anyone who wants to knock around the bag early before the gym gets too crowded.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I don't honestly know if there are enough words to express how much I love these gloves! They are seriously the most comfortable gloves in the world. They have awesome quality and construction, these will last a long time. I went with the 10 oz. ones and it was the perfect match. They fit snugly with wraps on, which is exactly how I like them. I use these regularly both on the bag and in sparring matches and love them for both! Can't beat them!!!" —Ryan

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 8 oz.–16 oz. and in eight styles).

    12. A set of underwear with the days of the weekend on it, so you'll be able to check off how many wake-ups you have left until your next rest day.

    Hanky Panky

    There is no shame in both loving your workouts and the day you finally get to pull the covers over your head and stay in bed! These fun undies will help you celebrate reaching that goal. Added bonus? The trio comes in a pouch you can toss in your gym bag as a back-up pair.

    Get a set of three from Hanky Panky for $77 (one size fits most).

    13. A colorful medicine ball that'll encourage you to take your crunches to the next level before you've even had your coffee.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "With a new baby I found myself doing a lot of upper body exercises while holding my little one. While this is a great upper-body and potentially full-body workout, I found the baby to be a little too squirmy to be effective so I decided to pick up this medicine ball. It was a great choice. It's grippy, compact, and effective. It also doesn't have a tendency to spit up on me while doing chest presses, which is a big plus. Best part — this ball doesn't complain if I accidentally drop it.

    Honestly — this is a great basic medicine ball. The rubber skin provides great grip. No 'heavy spots,' with the weight evenly distributed across the ball. There are plenty of quick exercises you can do at home to do a full-body workout with the benefit of building both slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle. Ball seems plenty durable and should last a good long time. Great purchase. Thinking of buying another in a different weight." —Todd W.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in 10 weights).

    14. A new outfit from Outdoor Voices, including a bra and leggings, so you can look and feel your best when you arrive at the gym at 6 a.m.

    Outdoor Voices

    You can choose from three different bra styles and four types of leggings to put together your perfect workout ~look~. While one pair of leggings usually costs $75, when you by Outdoor Voices' Rec Kit you'll get a full outfit for $95. Not bad, I tell ya ;)

    Get it from Outdoor Voices for $95 (both bras and leggings available in sizes XS–XL and in eight colors).

    15. A portable elliptical that'll be your go-to morning workout for when you want to multitask while breaking a sweat (watch the news, shop online, whatever!).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this little machine. It weighs about 25 pounds give or take. I bought it in January 2016 as part of my New Year's resolution to lose weight and exercise more. I love this thing!! I began parking my machine near the TV so that I can watch my favorite shows while I walked on the elliptical trainer for almost two hours. After about three months, I really got the hang of balancing while walking, so I began using 3-pound weights for both of my arms. I highly recommend this product because you have the ability to progress into a fitness plan!" —S_Mila

    Get it from Amazon for $77.71+ (available in three colors).

    16. A trio of Mario Badescu facial sprays, because if you're already waking up early you might as well start the day off with a refreshing spritz to really get you goin'.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My husband and I are both obsessed with these sprays! The rose water is great to set your makeup and refresh throughout the day, green tea is great to spray on your face first thing in the morning to help wake you up, and I love using the lavender at night to wind down!" —NoleChick95

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $21.

    17. A set of basic dumbbells, perfect for anyone who is just starting to incorporate morning workouts into their routine, but is really struggling to leave the house so early.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The hardest part about waking up early to workout is physically getting to the gym. Cut out the middle man and pick up a set of these colored weights to start breaking a sweat in the comfort of your own home before you head off to work.

    Promising review: "I've recently started working out at home since I can't do much walking outdoors here in Wisconsin during the winter. Rather than getting a gym membership, I decided to invest in some workout equipment. I've really gotten interested in using Jillian Michaels' workout videos and the one I use most of the time, Jillian Michaels — 30 Day Shred, requires hand weights.

    I've owned these weights for only a couple weeks and I'm very happy with them! I've used them a number of times with my video and they work great. I feel the price is good for the quality and I will look at ordering others in the future as I get stronger! If you are looking for some hand weights, I recommend buying these!" —Kristin B.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in 1–20 pounds or as a set of three different weights).

    18. A floating "rise and grind" sign you can hang right next to your side of the bed for a reminder it's time to get your butt up and go!

    BurntBranch / Etsy

    Get it from BurntBranch on Etsy for $38+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A running belt that'll hold your necessities so you can focus on breaking your personal record instead of keeping track of whether you've lost your keys.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this belt! It is super comfortable and sturdy. I bought the belt to hold my iPhone 8 Plus and keys while I run. The iPhone 8 Plus is a tight squeeze but fits even in its OtterBox case. I love the hook to snap my keys on so they stay in place and I don’t have to worry about them falling out. I did not even find the need to flip the belt as my phone and keys felt secure and I wanted easier access to my phone. It fits snugly on my hip and the belt did not bounce around on my run even with my heavy phone inside. All in all super happy with this purchase. Worth every penny!" —Elise V. Ryding

    Get it from Amazon for $21.50+ (available in sizes 2XS–2XL and in nine colors).

    20. A high impact sports bra so you can warm up for your a.m. workout without your boobs hitting you in the face or hurting your back.

    Good American

    Get it from Good American for $65 (available in sizes 0–7 and in three styles).

    21. Or a sports bra with a similar style and lower price tag, in case you're not 100% sure if you're really gonna ~commit~ to this new workout schedule (BUT YOU SHOULD, YOU GOT THIS!).

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I run half marathons and have DDD boobs and a small frame. I was getting crazy burn marks from other sports bras with underwire. This is amazing. For me, it fits around the ribs (I got the 32E) and the bra band stays in place, doesn't move, really holds my breasts down, and fits comfortably. Everyone that sees it thinks it's such a cute design and the back is cute too. I have one in pink and black. I just bought the one in blue tonight. You also can't beat this price. Highly recommend this sports bra! They're all I wear to workout (I do HIIT, yoga, bootcamp type activities, and train/run half-marathons)." —jacquelyn Keeley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes 32A–40E and in five colors).

    22. A set of yoga dice to add an element of surprise to your workouts and keep you on your toes (literally) each morning.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Using this set of dice to determine your workout will also give your brain one less thing to think about so early in the day ;)

    Promising review: "Great! Fun way to mix it up for home workouts and travel. The dice are big and chunky and easy to read. Recommended!" —Kirsten B.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    23. A bubble list that'll help you map out your workout goals (even if that just includes making it to the gym before work) and provide you with a satisfying way to mark-off what you've done.

    UncommonGoods

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $20.

    24. A pretty yoga mat you'll be excited to stick your Rising Sun pose on as the actual sun rises.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    I have one of these yoga mats and it has been a game-changer. Whether I'm taking it to an actual class or using it to follow a workout on YouTube at home, I know I'm not going to slip and hurt myself (can you tell I'm accident-prone?). Its many cute style options are for sure an added bonus!

    Promising review: "Perfect yoga mat! So thick, it's basically a mini mattress, but thin enough to feel the earth. I got a super cute design, and I'm very happy with it. It doesn't get too stinky or sticky, and is just overall an amazing mat. Helps me look forward to my yoga practice every morning." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.48+ (available in 34 styles).

    25. A lightweight windbreaker with weather-resistant protection, a must for anyone looking to add early morning bike rides or hikes into their routine.

    Patagonia

    Promising review: "This is my all time favorite jacket. Goes with me everywhere I go, it’s packable enough to not even second guess myself if I should bring it or not. I use it mainly for bike rides around town and any trips I might need a shell to go over some insulation. Works awesome for how minimal this jacket is." —Marti

    Get it from Patagonia for $99 (available in men's sizes XS–XXL and in seven styles and in women's sizes XS–XL and in eight styles).

    Or check out a similar jacket on Amazon for $29.95+ (available in women's sizes XS–3XL and in 14 styles).

    26. A crystal-infused water bottle, so you can sip on some ~good vibes~ while crushing the elliptical.

    Free People

    Promising review: "This seems like such a frivolous purchase but the product is truly exceptional. I would not have purchased based on online photos but I happened to run across one in the Free People store and I was impressed by how heavy and thick the glass is. I am in love with it! There is a sleeve to protect the glass so I wouldn’t worry about it being too fragile. I ordered the quartz and I’m in awe at how beautiful it is." —elliewills_908

    Get it from Free People for $80 (available in four styles).

    27. Or an encouraging water bottle, because we should probs stop complaining about not drinking enough water and actually just DO IT!

    bando

    Promising review: "Despite there being millions of water bottles out there it has taken me ages to find one that fits all my requirements. This one not only fits them — it exceeded them! It’s both functional and pretty! I love the handy handle and straw makes drinking easy. I take it to work with me everyday and it’s always nice to look at !" —Lauren K.

    Get it from ban.do for $20 (available in two styles).

    28. A phone case with an extremely accurate message to describe how it feels to become someone who works out every morning.

    Valfre

    Get it from Valfre for $32 (available for iPhones 6–8, 6+–8+, X, and XS).

    29. A Simply Fit Board, so you can twist 'n' shout your way into an a.m. fitness routine you actually enjoy.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this board! I use every day and it is a great workout. It's transportable, durable, and highly effective! My abs look amazing! You can work cardio, core, upper body and lower body in a great variety of workouts on YouTube designed for the Simply Fit Board — can't give higher praise for this one!" —Heidi Hogan

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in four colors).

    30. An Apple Watch that'll motivate you to exercise and burn a particular amount of calories each morning (if that's aligned with your goals), but make it ~fashun~.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Walmart

    I am actually OBSESSED with my Apple Watch. It is the number one thing that has changed the way I exercise. I got mine two years ago and have worn it every single day since – not kidding. It has so many great features on it that support working out at home, not to mention you can add Mickey or Minnie Mouse to the watch face. ;)

    Promising review: "Great watch, especially if you’re a fitness person. Who knew you’d one day be able to make a phone call on your watch? This is the coolest product I’ve ever owned! The waterproof feature comes in handy when you forget to take it off in the shower, the fitness feature really reminded me to get up and do something. I love this watch and think anyone who bought this would!" —Dolmanet

    Get it from Amazon for $384+ (available in two sizes and six styles).

    31. A set of scrunchies to keep your hair in place, but also make you smile each time you catch a glimpse at your trendy hair accessory mid-squat.

    Target

    Promising review: "This is a great set! My teen daughter loves the colors, and selection. They are soft, and hold her thick, waist-length hair great! It doesn't mention coming with a circular hair clip keeper, so I was so surprised, and excited when these arrived. I definitely recommend. These are the good old scrunchies of the '80s, and '90s. I'll probably order another set for myself." —BVHook226

    Get a set of 10 from Target for $6.99.

    32. LED clips for your sneakers you'll want for early morning jogs when the sun hasn't quite yet appeared. Safety first, friends!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like how bright they are when I'm out on my early morning runs. I've purchased other lights in the past and they just don't compare. I haven't had to change them yet and I run three to four mornings a week for the last month and a half." —Speedy

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two colors).

    33. A mesh trim active jacket you can wear to the first pilates class of the day then keep on as you transition into a cute brunch look.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "In addition to being a great spring jacket, this is great for workouts. It survived my entire sweaty and intense leg day without rolling up at the hem. This is a big deal because I’m super curvy to where fitted workout jackets and tops always roll." —Lauren C.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $17 (available in sizes XS–L and in four colors).

    34. Or a tank top with a motivational message to throw on when you're really struggling but know you'll feel great like a champion once you finish your workout.

    ShutYourMouthDesigns / Etsy

    Get it from ShutYourMouthDesigns on Etsy for $20+ (available in sizes S–2XL and in 11 colors).

    35. And a Hercules-inspired patch that'll remind to ~go the distance~ every freakin' morning because you're a hero.

    CharmedAndCozy / Etsy

    Cue the music — you've got this!

    Get it from CharmedAndCozy on Etsy for $8.

    You, bragging to anyone who'll listen about how you worked out this morning:

    E!

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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