Is 2018 the year you're finally going to buff up? I lied to myself from 2014 to 2017, saying I would get in shape, before I eventually realised I'm a lazy bastard and I like Doritos and sitting on the couch more than running endlessly on a treadmill.

For lots of people joining the gym will be riding high on their list of New Year's resolutions, and for a bunch of those people motivation will have fucked off by about week three.

But one gym in New York is offering something a bit different to try and entice people back - naked gym sessions.


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I would honestly rather eat my own head than work out naked, but the guys at Hanson Fitness, which reportedly counts Tom Cruise and Rihanna amongst its clients, reckon it's going to catch on.

Is no one worried about catching their equipment in the gym equipment, no?

Anyway, despite my misgivings, the classes are starting from 5 January and offer a 'total body workout that uses your body weight as resistance to work the glute, butt, legs and core - making you look and feel good naked'.

Harry Hanson, founder of Hanson Fitness, told New York Daily 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!"

Your average gym in February. Credit: PA
Your average gym in February. Credit: PA

And if you really don't fancy working out bollocko, then nude underwear is permitted.

If you're still not convinced about the benefits of working out with nothing on, fitness guru Dai Manuel has some interesting facts that might make you change your mind.

According to his website, working out naked gives your skin a chance to breathe - working out in tight, restrictive gym gear isn't good for you skin and toxins can be reabsorbed through your skin, or so he says.

Tight clothes can also restrict blood flow, whereas when you're naked your muscles will be able to move unhindered, which can only be a good thing.

Our man Manuel, also thinks it's a good mood booster, but that's probably because he looks great naked and not like a potato.

Plus, workout gear is expensive - think of the savings you'll make by doing it naked.

So are you in or out?

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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