The morning routine; some people start the day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee, while others leaf through the New York Times or sharpen their razor for a hot shave. But I like to begin my morning on the move. Sometimes it's a spin class or hitting the heavy bag at the gym, but my favorite way to wake up is with a workout by the water. Living in NYC, the early morning is the only time you can beat the crowds to your favorite spots, and that's when I head to the West Side piers.
Keeping things simple and functional, I start off with a 3-mile run before graduating to strength and agility exercises. With the place to myself, I like to get creative—using a wooden bench for inclined pushups or a parallel steel bar for pullups. I'm always on the lookout for versatile gear that can handle the wide variety of activities I perform—and lululemon always delivers. The lightweight, breathable R.A.D. Short Sleeve mesh shirt is perfect for those humid summer mornings when I need extra ventilation, while the Pace Breaker Short offers a comfortable, streamlined fit, in a soft yet sturdy LYCRA fabric. The best part? Both are sweat-wicking to keep you comfortable and dry through even the sweatiest of workouts. And let's face it, when it comes to getting through an early workout, you'll need gear that gets you up in the morning. Shop my picks below.
Words and Photos by The Cuff