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Nude-Ercise Naturism: What You Need To Know About 'Naked' Excercise

By Christie Abagon , Jan 23, 2017 09:29 PM EST
Personal trainer Helen Smith launched the UK's first ever nude workout classes. Nude-ercise classes is said to be more playful than normal circuits classes, because it's not all hardcore exercise. It involved games, and it is about working comfortably. (Photo : DNews/YouTube)

A personal trainer from Southampton launched the UK's first ever nude workout classes. The class is described as "gentle boot-camp style exercise with partner games and teamwork" suitable for all fitness levels.

The Hour-Long Nude-Ercise Costs £8

Helen Smith, a British Naturism member launched the hour-long class, which costs £8, said that the main benefit of exercising naked is that you can really see what the instructor is doing in the exercises. Naturism is a culture and political movement advocating and defending personal and social nudity. According to Daily Mail Online, 35-year-old Smith led the first circuits-style Nude-ercise class for ten participants on Saturday evening in Southampton.

Express reported that Smith quit her recruitment job two years ago to become a full-time fitness instructor. She was inspired to become a naturist after mistakenly rocking up at a nudist beach while on holiday in France. "I think people are starting to embrace naturism more and more," she said. "The idea behind naturism is that it is your natural body, and there is nothing sexual about it."

Exercising Naked Can Help People Become "Less Body Conscious"

Smith's Nude-ercise class is said to be similar to normal circuits classes, but a bit more playful in the way that it wasn't all hardcore exercise and involved games and was about working comfortably. Some participants say that the benefit of exercising naked is that it can help people become less body conscious.

Smith said that for everyone's peace of mind, participants are required to pre-register by emailing her, and to show ID at the beginning of the class. She assures that nothing "untoward" happens in these classes, and if there was any hint of that then the person responsible would be asked to leave. Nude-ercise classes will soon take place in London and across the south east.

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