THE NEW FITNESS TREND IN NEW YORK
By Faith Engen Ellis
If you workout at a gym, you probably have a routine that consists of carrying a gym bag with you, packed with extra clothes to change into after your routine and a shower. With the latest fitness trend taking over New York, you can skip a step…sort of. Instead of peeling off sweaty workout clothes, just head to the shower since New York’s latest trend is naked exercise.
You can forget about having to purchase new, stylish active wear, and focus on the skin you’re in. While there are some pros and cons to this new trend, I have a few takes of my own.
Sure, this way to working out can be empowering and motivating, but it could also be a bit….dangerous. For one thing, stay far away from me while I am working on my squats and showing all of my lady bits to the ground, but what about my boobs? Although I am less endowed on that front, with lacking the support of my sports bra while I am jumping, it won’t be long before they start to hurt and I throw in the towel right then (I do get a towel at least, right? A small one…)!
Your body will be more flexible and your sweat will be free without the restriction of that pesky clothing. Sure, that’s all well and good, but everything, EVERYTHING will be on display. I feel that I would critique my body more than I already do. Everyone has skin, and rolls, it’s not fat it’s just the way a body is designed. As you move through exercises naked, I’d imagine you notice these “imperfections” more so, due to the lack of your flattering Lululemons.
I’m still trying to figure out how they sift through the people who are serious about dead lifting in their birthday suit, and those who are there to watch. They claim that you can be kicked out if you aren’t serious about the workout program, but come on, really?
MY NAKED TRUTH ON NAKED EXERCISE
If you want to workout naked, that’s great! I am the queen of working out at home and you can meet all your fitness goals from the comfort of your at-home gym. Otherwise, you are doing this publicly for some other reason. Whether it’s to watch, show off, or to prove something, it’s totally unnecessary to workout naked.
FAITH ENGEN ELLIS
Faith is a southern girl, born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her husband and fur-baby.
Faith is living a healthy lifestyle and her ultimate passion is to inspire others to do the same.
She decided to change the way she was living 4 years ago, but she wasn’t expecting to actually fall in love with it!
Now she enjoys experimenting with different kinds of fitness and challenging her body to new heights whether it be pilates, plyometric training, or weight training, and she aims to inspire others to realize the strength within themselves as well.
Faith’s favorite product for pre-workout is the Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy line. Her favorite flavor so far has been the peach lemonade, but next on her list is Mocha Cappuccino, yum! The use of natural caffeine sources is a real win for this product and it mixes easily, so there is no grainy texture.
For protein sources, she enjoys Oh Yeah! One Bars for a quick and filling snack on-the-go, of which she has many favorite flavors! Or Gaspari Precision Protein to mix up a shake. Faith’s favorite recipe uses 1 scoop of the Cinnamon Cereal Crunch flavor, mixed with 1/2 a banana, 1/4 a cup of vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 tsp cinnamon, 8 ounces of unsweetened almond milk, and 1 cup of ice.
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