David Lloyd launches 45-minute sleeping class aimed at exhausted parents
David Lloyd Clubs is this week launching a new health and fitness class that consists of nothing but climbing into bed and having a sleep.
Primarily targeted at exhausted parents, the new class called ‘Napercise’ consists of 45-minute sleep sessions that have been designed to reinvigorate the mind, improve moods and even burn calories.
Upon arrival in the studio members will find the spin-bikes swapped for single beds, and upbeat workout tunes ditched in favour of atmospheric sounds.
The studio temperature will also be dropped to a level that promotes calorie burning during sleep.
Recent research revealed a ‘tiredness epidemic’ across the UK, with 86% of parents admitting to suffer from fatigue, with 26% regularly getting less than 5 hours sleep a night.
Some 19% of parents admitting to having had a kip work, 11% having found themselves drifting off while driving, and 5% having forgotten to pick up their child from school due to their tiredness.
Napercise was developed alongside Dreams Sleep Expert Kathryn Pinkham.
Ms Pinkham said: Sleep is a lot more important than people realise. We tend to focus on the short-term effects such as being tired or lacking concentration, but it is also essential for our long-term physical and mental wellbeing too.
"In addition to a lack of sleep bringing 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 could negatively impact our physical health in the long-run."
Napercise is to be held at David Lloyd in Sidcup over the weekend Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April. Depending on the success of the trial, David Lloyd Clubs will also look into rolling out the sessions to more of its clubs across the UK in the future. People wishing to register to take part can do so by visiting www.davidlloyd.co.uk/napercise.