WATCH: New class could be coming to Portsmouth gym - where all you do is sleep

Are you constantly feeling exhausted and in need of a quick nap?

Thursday, 27th April 2017, 1:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:51 pm
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David Lloyd Gym in Port Solent is set to start a new health and fitness class consisting of nothing but climbing into bed and having a sleep.

The sessions, called ‘Napercise’, are targeted at exhausted parents and are designed to invigorate the mind, improve moods and burn calories.

They are being trialled for the first time in London this weekend, and if successful are set to be rolled out across the country.

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A David Lloyd Clubs spokesperson said: ‘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 wellbeing.

‘Here at David Lloyd Clubs, we’re always looking for new ways to tackle the issues that everyday families face, which is what ‘Napercise’ sets out to do.

‘Filling an exercise studio `with beds might look unusual, but if it proves to be a success, we’re definitely excited at the possibility of rolling out the programme to more of our clubs down the line.’

Upon arrival in the studio guests will find spin-bikes swapped for single beds, and upbeat workout tunes ditched in favour of atmospheric sounds.

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The studio temperature will be dropped to a level that promotes calorie burning during sleep, and guests can settle down for a short nap before continuing their day.

The classes have been developed with the help of Dreams sleep expert Kathryn Pinkham.

She 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 well-being too.’

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