U.K. Gym Offers Group Napping Classes For Exhausted Clients

By Meera Dolasia on May 15, 2017

CCSS NAS-6 Word Search
Photo Credit: David Lloyd Clubs

In our increasingly fast-paced, technology-driven world, most adults do not get the recommended 8-10 hours of sleep every night. Things are even worse for those with young children. A recent study revealed that 86% of parents in the United Kingdom complain of fatigue and about 26% get less than 5 hours of sleep every night. To provide exhausted patrons a little relief from their hectic schedules, David Lloyd Clubs, a chain of gyms and fitness centers in Europe, has introduced a napercise class!

Photo Credit: David Lloyd Clubs

As the name suggests, the hour-long group class, described as a way to "reinvigorate the mind, improve moods, and even burn the odd calorie," does not involve any hard-core exercise. Instead, attendees are guided through 15 minutes of light stretching to help them relax and then encouraged to cuddle under the blankets of a comfortable bed, cover their eyes with an eye mask, and snooze for 45 minutes. With soothing music playing in the background and the room set to the perfect temperature, clients can be assured of the best possible sleep. Napercise classes are currently being offered at just one location. If popular, they will be expanded to other David Lloyd Clubs.

Photo Credit: David Lloyd Clubs

Though the class sounds like a marketing ploy, nap benefits have been scientifically proven . A study conducted by Pennsylvania's Allegheny College found that midday naps not only help participants feel well-rested, but also enable them to handle stress better. A follow-up study carried out at the University of California at Berkeley concluded that a 45-minute snooze in the middle of the day boosts learning capacity. The good news is that you do not have to make a trip to the U.K. to join this latest exercise trend – you can participate from the comfort of your own bed. So, go ahead and encourage your entire family to try a napercise class, or two, and see if the benefits claimed by experts are true.

Resources: oddity central.com, davidlloyd.com, refinery29.com

Listen to the Article: Play Audio

Create MLA, Chicago, or APA Website Citation

Create a website citation for this article. We support MLA8, MLA7, APA, and Chicago citation formats.

VocabularyPlay Game


Reading Comprehension (9 questions)

  1. How much sleep should people get every night?
  2. What percentage of UK parents complain of fatigue?

Critical Thinking Challenge

Do you think schools should introduce a napercise class for students...

Vocabulary in Context

“A study conducted by Pennsylvania's Allegheny College found that midday naps not only help participants feel well-rested, but also enable them to handle stress better.”


to use your custom avatar.
  • SupTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:51 pm
    My God this is like a dream come true get it dream
    • 1LadyLord101Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 9:38 pm
      My god Yasssssss We need this!!!!!!!! This is amazing 👍🏻👍🏻
      • CT-27-5555Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm
        i know right so tired
        • kman910
          kman910Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:49 pm
          im tired now
          • SNORINGTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:02 pm
            wow I'm so tired now
            • dwagTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:27 pm
              wow i love it
              • DJ7Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 4:42 pm
                I am so lazy I need to go to those classes!
                • My name jeffTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm
                  • vv77
                    vv77Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm
                    now i want to sleep
                    • YandereLolaTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm
                      Hola it's YandereLola!😘 I literally need to do this (especially my dad)

                      Recent Comments

                      Sweet girls wrote:

                      That is just not right it is jus...
                      Thailand's Famous Macaque "Uncle...

                      CoolBoy1197 wrote:

                      Cool! The baby monkey is soooo c...
                      Thailand's Famous Macaque "Uncle...

                      chris wrote:

                      pretty cool but there is to much...
                      Can These Plastic-Eating Wax Wor...

                      angie33 wrote:

                      WOW! She is amazing guys
                      Meet Japan's Latest Teenage Pop ...

                      Our Apps and Plugins