If you’re curious about this topic after reading this article, I would not recommend Googling “Naked Exercise” while at work. You’ll predominantly get porn. We’ve talked about exercising in the nude before, even going so far as to visit a naked gym in west London, and there are definitive benefits to naked exercise. Not all of which are practical.
1. Naked Crossfit
CrossFit attire is fairly skimpy at the best of times (and it is the best of times for those of us watching), but a while back, Danish CrossFitters in Copenhagen stripped off for a naked workout which unfortunately turned out to be an April Fool’s day joke.
The whole thing sounds both fantastic and terrifying at the same time. I mean, CrossFit guys tape up their shoulders and hands to avoid injury, imagine what would get in the way during a nude WOD!
2. Naked swimming
Everyone’s gone skinny dipping at one point in their lives, or at least they should have, and it is still a popular form of naked exercise. Naked swimming was fairly commonplace up until the 1960s, back before hygienic swimming costumes and the widespread use of chlorine and UV to sanitize pool water.
Far more practical than a naked gym, naked swimming means that you won’t be sweating on shared equipment, or coming in direct eye contact with someone’s asshole mid-squat.
Pop along to Naturist London’s Sunday Swim if you’re keen to give it a try.
3. Naked Gyms
Having visited a naked gym I can tell you first hand that there are definite pros and cons to exercising naked. The biggest con being the aforementioned eye contact with the guy in the squat rack’s asshole (and the next being some serious ball-slapping while on the treadmill). But there’s a lot of good in it too. Not only are you forced to see your body in a new way – as a machine that lets you move and be strong – but shedding away those issues and insecurities alongside a load of other guys is pretty powerful.
4. Naked yoga
Naked yoga is another popular form of nude exercise, with dedicated classes popping up in studios all around the world. Fans of nude yoga claim that it’s both freeing and confidence-boosting, creating a deeper connection with your own body. The downside of naked yoga’s popularity is that it’s common to find mixed classes. Meaning you’re equally likely to come face to face with a Vinyasa vagina as you are downward dong.
If you’re not quite ready for naked yoga classes, there are plenty of naked yoga DVDs you can try in the comfort of your own home.
6. Naked group exercise
There’s more on offer than just yoga if you enjoy group exercise in the nude. Earlier in the year, Keith McNiven of Right Path Fitness started naked group exercise classes in London, offering all-male, all-female, and mixed classes.
“Exercising naked introduces a new and exciting way to burn calories and is great for those of us who don’t like the restriction of clothing. It’s also a fun way to meet others and enjoy a unique workout session.”
I know what you’re thinking, does Keith teach the class naked? Well according to a spokesperson for the class “Keith McNiven the instructor will be wearing very small nude underwear to the class.”
… come on Keith! Get it out!
Gay Personal Trainers
If you’re keen to work with a PT, even when they keep their clothes on, you might enjoy working with a gay personal trainer. They can design a training and nutrition program to suit your individual needs, and be on hand to help coach you towards your goals.
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