What better way to kick off 2018 than stripping down, hitting the gym, and doing a few kettlebell swings with your junk dangling in the way. Okay, no, that’s a bad idea.
Clothes-free workouts in general sound like fun, though—and we actually mean real exercise at the gym, not some euphemism for getting it on. Top New York gym Hanson Fitness sees a need for this and—as the Daily News reports—in 2018 they’ll be offering three buck naked classes to fulfill a customer’s need to clang and bang in a birthday suit.
The classes will break down the way you’d expect: all men, all women, and mixed.
Gym owner Harry Hanson explained his rationale for this skintastic approach to trimming fat for the New Year in a press release quoted by the News:
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!
The ancient Greeks preferred nude workouts, so you could say Hanson also understands that sometimes the old ways are the best ways.
As the paper reported, nude exercise may be taking off in general, perhaps inspired by the relative popularity of naked yoga.
The “mixed” class should probably come with some buyer beware warnings, at least for guys. It’s highly unlikely you’ll be sharing a class with Romee Strijd or even some of the models seen in these artful gym nudes from the @soft_structure Instagram account.
And the gym should be about the business of getting jacked—uh, pumped—no, fit—anyway.