Hanson said he came up with the idea of offering a nude group fitness class after he was approached by one of his clients, who said she worked out at home in the nude and raved about how she felt afterwards. “She said she felt amazing after working out nude. She told me about some of the benefits, and I thought, ‘Let’s try this.'”
These benefits, Hanson said, include a cooler workout (literally), greater range of motion, better body awareness, and a feeling of empowerment. “Plus, less laundry,” he added.
Hanson also said being nude allows people to really check their form. “When you’re wearing a loose shirt, you can’t tell if your back is arching. When you’re nude, you can really see whether or not you’re in the correct anatomical position for any given movement,” he said.
The workout itself will be a roughly hour-long class consisting of mostly functional movements, like pushups, squats and lunges. “We aren’t going to do any movements that require laying on the ground. It’s going to be mostly standing exercises, and a lot of movement,” he said.
The class will be the first of its kind, and the studio will decide whether or not to add additional classes based on feedback from the first. He emphasized that they will be watching for people not taking the class for what it is— a fitness class, focused on fitness.
“If we think someone is there for the wrong reasons, we will kick them out immediately,” he said.