• Can a morning fitness class replace your morning coffee?

    To many, the thought of replacing your morning cup of coffee with a morning fitness class sounds like madness, but there may be method to this crazy  notion. It’s a habit that most of us can be guilty of indulging in; trudging bleary eyed through the morning until we get our hands on a fresh roasted coffee, then all of a sudden, anything seems possible! While it’s true that the caffeine in coffee can offer an artificial jolt to our system, and create a temporary spring to our step, these effects can be short lasting, which leads to you needing more coffee and more artificial highs and lows. But what if there was a natural way to boost your mornings? Is it time to replace your Melbourne short macchiato with a Melbourne fitness class?

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    Boost your circulation

    A coffee can really get your digestive system moving, but so can natural exercise.  Kaya Health Clubs located in Prahran and Emporium (CBD) have a range of high intensity fitness classes available, such as Boxing, Spinning and Fitness Circuit, or if you would like to combine your love of fitness with the core strengthening benefits of Pilates, perhaps it’s time you try a Barre class. An early morning fitness class, can have the same effect as a coffee. By heading into the fitness studio in Melbourne and getting your muscles moving, you increase your heart rate, and in turn you also increase your circulation and digestive system. Coffee is a natural diuretic, so although you are putting liquid into your body, it can actually leave you feeling dehydrated. So be sure to drink plenty of water during and after your fitness class, to help your body flush out the toxins and stay healthy and hydrated.

    Feel refreshed

    If you wake up feeling groggy and just want to stay under the doona until your snooze button goes off again, heading to the fitness studio may be the furthest thing from your mind.  But by braving the Melbourne morning and heading to the fitness studio, you can start your day with a fitness class that can increase your cardio, and in turn, send oxygen to your organs, which will wake you right up.  Awaken your arms with a boxing class, let your legs come alive in a spinning class, or activate your core muscles with a barre class.  In combination with the endorphins a fitness class releases within your body, you can leave with your whole body feeling awake and refreshed.

    The energy lasts all day long

    The worst part about feeling tired and fuelling your body with artificial stimulants such as caffeine and sugar is that what goes up, must come down.  While you will feel great for a short while, thanks to the caffeine high or sugar rush, that will only last so long, and once your blood sugar levels start to plummet, you will be left feeling even more tired than you were before, which then leads to cravings and indulgences in even more caffeine or sugar to try to once again create an artificial boost.

    The best part about a morning fitness class is that even after the class is finished, your body continues to burn calories throughout the day, and your natural ‘high’ (thanks to the endorphins), will last a lot longer than any artificial stimulant like sugar or caffeine. This means you will be less inclined to snack on unhealthy foods, as you body won’t be craving artificial stimulants to get you through the day.

    Sleep well at night

    It’s a vicious cycle, you don’t want to exercise because you haven’t slept well, and then you don’t sleep well because you haven’t exercised.  When you are in this cycle, the hardest thing to do is to break out of the rut, but once you do, you will be amazed at the results.  By heading into the fitness studio and taking a fitness class in Melbourne, you will actually improve your sleep.  By expending energy during the day, your body will be ready for rest at bedtime, so instead of lying awake feeling restless in bed, your body will be tired, and ready for restorative sleep, and in turn, you will wake up feeling refreshed and more inclined to partake in a fitness class again, so you have created a new, healthier cycle.

    If you would like to make a positive change in your life, and experience the benefits a morning fitness class can offer, call the team at Kaya Health Clubs to find a class near you (03) 9090 1000.  Kaya Health Clubs have two convenient locations, Prahran and Emporium (Melbourne CBD).

    The best part about a morning fitness class is that even after the class is finished, your body continues to burn calories throughout the day, and your natural ‘high’ (thanks to the endorphins), will last a lot longer than any artificial stimulant like sugar or caffeine. This means you will be less inclined to snack on unhealthy foods, as you body won’t be craving artificial stimulants to get you through the day.