WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Hanson Fitness, a popular trendy gym in New York City, is offering fitness classes where you’ll work out completely naked.
- Gym owner Harry Hanson is a celebrity trainer who has trained the likes of Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, and Tom Cruise.
- The first naked gym classes will start Friday, Jan. 5.
New York gym chain Hanson Fitness has been frequented by celebrities including Julia Roberts, Rihanna and Tyra Banks. The gym is launching its new full-body conditioning class at its trendy SoHo outpost. Participants are required to be naked.
“Working out without clothes provides a number of benefits to your exercise 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,” writes Hanson Fitness on a Facebook post.
Hanson Fitness founder Harry Hanson said: “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!”
There’s an option for those who are not fully comfortable with a naked workout—wear a nude-colored underwear.
Though technically, Hanson’s is not the first to offer a naked workout class, it will be the first to offer co-ed sessions. NDK Training in the U.K. also offers a naked workout but it’s exclusive for men, and according to its website, is designed for a gay and bisexual clientele.
Bold and Naked is an all nude yoga studio located in midtown Manhattan. Nude Yoga Girl, an Instagram account dedicated to yoga practices done in the buff, boasts almost a million followers.
“Naked workout benefits include a cooler workout (literally), greater range of motion, better body awareness, and a feeling of empowerment,” Hanson said. “Plus, less laundry.”
The ancient Greeks were in the nude while engaging in athletic activities. “Gymnasium” is even derived from the Greek word “gymnós,” which means “naked.”
Source: Yahoo Lifestyle