The Founder of Ashley Benson's Favorite Workout Studio Shares Her A.M. Routine

What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed in the morning? A well-rounded morning routine sets the tone for the day and gets you prepped—both mentally and physically—before diving into a packed schedule filled with emails, chores, happy hours, workouts, and more. Our series Morning Person profiles those who have mastered the art of the morning routine. Tune in every Monday morning here and on our Instagram to learn exactly how the pros get it all done before the sun comes up, from their go-to breakfasts to their a.m. workouts.

Disclaimer: The term #relationshipsgoals usually makes me cringe with distaste. Not only is it putting said couple on a complete pedestal (where we, and a bunch of nameless Instagram followers, are the judges, apparently), but the image it conjures is often wildly unrealistic and probably untrue.

But for Taylor and Justin Norris, I have to make an exception. After making names for themselves individually in the fitness industry, they joined forces to start LIT Method (which stands for low-impact training), a gym that specializes in creating workouts that prevent fitness-related injuries. With a background in physical therapy, they both were passionate about creating a fitness program that was both doable and safe for everyone—meaning there's no running, jumping, or even using hand weights. The studio has only been around for a few years but has quickly blown up as a popular workout for celebs (like Ashley Benson and the cast of one of my favorite reality television shows Vanderpump Rules) and fitness junkies alike. The best part is they still run the business as a tight-knit team.

Curious how one half of the operation starts her day? Keep reading for all of Taylor's tips, from getting up at 6 a.m. to spending quality time with her husband.

6 a.m.

My extremely loud and obnoxious alarm goes off, and usually, the snooze button is hit at least once before my husband and I wake up. Being in the fitness world, early mornings are a way of life. We both start the day with at least 20 minutes of reading in the morning to kick-start the day. The book I am reading currently? Unstoppable Teams.

6:25 a.m.

I wash my face with my Elemis Superfood Facial Wash, spray Elemis Lavender Toner, and put on Beboe Therapies' CBD Facial Serum and a Sagely CBD Lotion on my body. (I'm obsessed with the stuff.)

6:30 a.m.

I mosey on downstairs and pour myself a cold brew nitro coffee with Picnik MCT creamer and make the hubs an almond milk latte. Our household is centered around routines, so we always eat breakfast together, and usually, it’s the same thing. We are all about consistency! I make an egg white omelet and a side of fruit for Justin and an avocado toast with two sunny-side eggs for me.

7 a.m.

While eating breakfast, I usually catch up on emails, scroll through Instagram, and post on the LIT Method social media account. 

7:45 a.m.

I’m off to LIT to take a class and check in on the studio. I throw on my LIT swag with my Puma sneakers, and we’re off.

8:15 a.m.

I arrive at LIT Method in West Hollywood. We utilize badass water rowers with a unique resistance-band training system. It is the perfect workout that you can do for a lifetime!

9:45 a.m.

Finally, I leave LIT Method and head back to our office to take on the day!