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workout routine requires  nothing napping 45 minutes
The target market is 'exhausted parents' and the class aims to reinvigorate the mind, improve moods, and even burn the odd calorie. PHOTO: David Lloyd GymsThe target market is ‘exhausted parents’ and the class aims to reinvigorate the mind, improve moods, and even burn the odd calorie. PHOTO: David Lloyd Gyms

The exercise routine of your dreams is here as David Lloyd Gyms in the UK has launched a new health and fitness class called ‘Napercise’. As the name suggests, workout includes nothing but sleeping on a single bed for 45 minutes.

The target market is ‘exhausted parents’ and the class aims to “reinvigorate the mind, improve moods, and even burn the odd calorie”, according to the company’s website.

The class begins and ends with stretching exercises.

“According to our research, 86 per cent of parents admit to regularly suffering from fatigue which is alarmingly high when you consider the important role getting a good night’s sleep can play in our overall mental and physical and well-being,” said a company spokesperson via a press release.

“We’re always looking for new ways to tackle the issues that everyday families face, which is what ‘Napercise’ sets out to do.”

The trial will take place this weekend, and if it proves to be successful the gym will introduce it to other centres across the country.

“We’re always looking for new ways to tackle the issues that everyday families face, which is what ‘Napercise’ sets out to do.”

The class will also feature ‘atmospheric’ sounds and a temperature which promotes calorie-burning during sleep.

The class has been designed with input from sleep expert Kathryn Pinkham who says, “Sleep is a lot more important than people realise.”

She adds that people focus on short-term effects such as being tired or lacking concentration. “But it’s also essential for our long-term physical and mental well-being too.”

Pinkham points out that in addition to a lack of sleep that brings with it a higher risk of developing anxiety or depression, when we are sleep-deprived we lack the energy to exercise regularly and also the mental clarity to make good decisions about the food we eat which can negatively impact our physical health in the long-run.

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