It takes a certain kind of person to force yourself out of bed before 6am with the sole purpose of working out.
I NEVER (okay; rarely ever – and that was only if it was school holidays and I wasn’t going to be able to make the gym) used to be that person, and even when I opened the studio back in September 2018, I was in awe of those who dedicated themselves to getting up while I struggled to flop out of bed at 5am.
I’m not gonna lie, It’s been a slow start for us at The Body Barre at this time of day. Sometimes it’s just been me and 1 other training down there! But then something magical has happened – and it might well be down to the mornings becoming lighter, but 1 person has grown to 7 in the space of weeks, and we’ve gone from 1 6am class to 4!
The magic comes down to that special lot who get up and bring their A-game, their chat and their hangovers (you know who I’m talking about!!). We train hard, keep it fresh, and literally come out buzzing and ready to take on the day. Even me (who would rather sell a kidney to stay in bed for an extra hour) gets up and trains with the 6am Crew when it’s not even me instructing the class – WTF?! I get it now!
You might feel sluggish as you turn up, but you will leave feeling amazing (and smug, lol!) knowing you’ve got the rest of the day to yourself. The endorphins will set you up, and I promise you’ll feel better doing it this way*, rather than hitting snooze 15 times and scrolling through social media for 30 minutes before you finally drag your sorry carcass out of bed (*speaking from experience).
We kick off the week on a Tuesday with Circuits. It’s a 30 minute intensive class – no rest! It’s over before you know it, but I crack the whip just that little bit harder! Wednesday is Ted’s BoxCardio (45 mins) which consists of pad work, boxing drills, body weight exercises and core. Thursday is TRX and we take body weight training to a whole new level. You can duck out at 6.30am if you need to, or stay on for the finisher… And finally; Kettlebells with Ted on Friday – the best way to start the weekend! Weights, bodyweight, belly laughs (Sue, I’m talking about you!!!). I wouldn’t miss it for the world x
Our 6am Crew is amazing – and anyone is welcome to come along. It’s not a clique, it’s a movement. Come and try it out, and tag us in any social media posts for the chance of free coffees, class passes or branded merchandise #6amCrew #TheBodyBarre.
Tuesday: Circuits – 30 mins (Vix)
Wednesday: BoxCardio – 45 mins (Ted)
Thursday: TRX – 30 / 45 mins* (Vix)
Friday: Kettlebells – 45 mins (Ted)