This Gym Has Just Introduced Napping Classes And Where Do I Sign Up?

A few weeks ago my mate tried to rope me into going the gym with him. He needed some motivation, he said. I'm not sure why he thought asking the least motivated person he knows would help, but he did. I told him in no uncertain terms that if he wanted the friendship to continue, he had to promise to not only drop it, but never mention the gym to me again.

They're just not really for me. As much as I admire people who go the gym, I also think, 'Have you not got Netflix, no?'


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But that could be set to change because this gym is doing napping classes. Yeah, napping classes. I know. Sign me up!

The 60-minute class, which will be popping up at selected David Lloyd Clubs, is called Napercise. Honestly. It starts with some tension-releasing stretches, before going on to 45 minutes of uninterrupted sleep (sounds amazing) and then ends with more stretches.

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Anyone else thinking being the 'instructor' of that class would be the best job ever?

On the David Lloyd Clubs Napercise page it says: "The frantic nature of modern life means that few of us seem to get enough sleep, and if you're a parent, a good night's rest becomes even more of a luxury. So, we're created a new group class - group napping classes for exhausted mums and dads to help boost their mental and physical wellbeing.

"Our mid-afternoon studio sleep sessions is 45-minutes long and is designed to reinvigorate the mind, the body and even burn the odd calorie."

I've checked the date they introduced this three times and it wasn't 1 April. I think this is legit.


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What about people who haven't got kids but are lazy bastards? Asking for a friend.

If you think Napercise sounds right up your street, then you can click here and find out more. For now it's only being trialled in Sidcup, but if it's a success - and why the hell wouldn't it be? - it could be rolled out nationally.

I'm not sure why anyone would want to nap in a room with a load of other people, but it would be nice to be able to go the pub and say, 'sorry, I'm late. I was at the gym' and for it to not be a lie.

Featured Image Credit: David Lloyd Clubs

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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