As if working out was not grimy and sweaty and not at all pleasant in the least, now a trainer in Britain has started the first ever full nude workout classes.
Yup, I am not joking in the slightest as there actually is a naturism trainer in Southampton, who is perhaps the first trainer to offer full nude exercise routines.
There are tons of gyms and workout classes being offer all over the world, and even in our own Delhi, in the past couple of years, one can find at the very least 2 gyms at every cornerstone.
But, what exactly was the motivation behind Helen Smith, 35 who is also a member of the British Naturism a naturist organization, to start these classes in the first place?
And are they better than the current style of workout that we are used to?
Why Nude Workout In The First Place?
So basically, at the moment, the classes are comprised of 10 participants, mostly within the age range of 33 to 70 but Helen has said that she would welcome adults of all ages to give this kind of exercise a try.
The classes include a mix of sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, and various partner activities.
However, the main point of focus here are not the exercises in themself as most are pretty straightforward, it is the nature of performing them in the nude that is intriguing.
In her own words, Helen has been quoted that, “The main benefit of exercising naked is that you can really see what the instructor is doing in the exercises.
“For example, if you are doing a plank but wearing baggy exercise clothes, it is hard to tell if you have the correct form or not.”
Apart from this, according to Helen Smith the trainer and even the participants, exercising in the nude is a great way to normalizing the human body and shedding away the self-conscious and societal imposed thoughts which urge a person to always keep their body covered.
Is It Safe?
Ms. Smith is aware of the safety factor and has laid down ground rules beforehand only.
In order to register for the class, one as to pre-register by emailing her, and afterwards show their ID before the class starts, in order to make sure there is no foul play.
Also as quoted by Ms. Smith, “Nothing untoward happens in these classes, and if there was any hint of that then the person responsible would be asked to leave.”
The trainer has also ways in which members can feel comfortable if they are not willing to go full nude right away.
While women are allowed to wear sports bras for comfort, members can also wear trainers if they so wish to.
In the end, I believe that such a class, while good only for Europe, is a good way to normalize the human body and pave the way to combating with the age old notions that our body is something to be kept hidden away.
I sign off by asking you all, would any of you have the guts to attend such a class if it happened in India?
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