It’s advice we’ve all been given before a nerve-wracking situation: “just imagine everyone else in the room is naked!” And granted, heading to a new fitness class for the first time can be rather intimidating. But one NYC gym has taken this advice to the next level, offering classes where you can work out in the nude!
Yep, you can now get buff in the buff, thanks to Hanson Fitness Gyms — a chain known for its celebrity clients like Rihanna, Sandra Bullock and Tyra Banks. The naked fitness classes will be held three times a week — with one session for women only, one for men and if you’re feeling particularly brave, one mixed class. There will also be private sessions for couples (well, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!). The classes themselves are a full-body workout that uses your body weight as resistance to work the glutes, butt, legs and core.
That’s all well and good, but why the heck would anyone want to do it nekkid — especially when there’s a chance Riri could walk in at any moment? Well, according to the gym’s Facebook page, exercising in the nude has a number of benefits “including skin breathing, the release of endorphins due to Vitamin D from sunlight and complete body awareness so you can see if you’re cheating on your exercise routines.”
As a forward-thinking fitness center, we like to make sure we offer our members the very latest in fitness developments. Our approach makes sure our members get and stay in the absolute best shape, and our new naked personal fitness sessions are no exception. This new development brings with it a range of fitness and health benefits and allows our members to have a little cheeky fun in the process!
We have to admit that having every inch of our skin visible is likely to make us work that little bit harder — there’s no hiding in our flattering workout tights. Plus, if your new year’s resolution was to become more body confident, stripping nude in front of strangers is certainly a good way to do it! That said, if you’re not entirely comfortable squatting in your birthday suit, you do have the option to wear nude underwear.
Hanson Fitness’ naked fitness classes start on January 5 — you can find out more about them here. If you’re more into downward dog than deadlifts, Bold & Naked Yoga (also in NYC) holds nude yoga classes. Man, New Yorkers sure like to get naked!