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Raleigh Places to Sweat for the Early Bird before 6am

As the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm. When that comes to your fitness routine, it means that you’re not only inviting yourself to get pumped up for the day ahead, but also kickstart your metabolism. Plus, what can be more satisfying than at the end of a long work day, actually being able to relax?!


If 6 a.m. is a little too late for you to get your body moving, we’ve pulled together a list of Raleigh-based studios and gyms - all found on the Triangle Fitness Guide - that open their doors between 4 - 5:30 a.m., making it a little easier to be in the office by 8.


No matter your workout preference, check out what’s in store for the early bird:


Do Your Own Thing


If you’re an early bird who likes to workout at their own speed, wth their own routine, head to the Alexander Family YMCA, Poyner YMCA, Life TIme Fitness, O2 Fitness or Crunch FItness to get your body moving by 4, 5 or 5:30 a.m. D1 Sports Training also invites its members to jump start their mornings with a workout, and open gym, starting at 5:30 a.m.



Crunch Fitness


Let the Group Trainer Lead the Way


HIIT classes will certainly get your heart rate pumping and to be honest, there’s nothing more satisfying than achieving a class that makes you stronger. Heat, Core Fitness, Orange Theory Fitness and Burn Bootcamp begin classes at 5 a.m. If that’s still too early for you, head to Madabolic, Camp Gladiator, Title Boxing Club, RockBox Fitness and F45 Training (Five Points, Olde Raleigh, and Cary locations) where classes start 30 minutes later.



Rockbox Fitness


Find Your Strength at a Calmer Pace


If you want to get the workout checked as complete in the morning, but like for it to be at a calmer pace, embark on a pilates or hot yoga journey at Club Pilates that begins classes at 5:30 a.m., or Gratitude Hot Yoga that gives you an extra 15 minutes to wake up, starting at 5:45 a.m.

Create a steady core early in the morning at Carolina Barre and Core or Barre 3 will have your body moving at 5:30 a.m.



Carolina Barre and Core

Now that you know your options, are you ready to join the early bird crew?


Need more information to pick your best place to sweat? In the guide, you can sort by fitness type and neighborhood to find your next place to sweat.