Could new David Lloyd gym class with sand and sun loungers banish your winter blues?

PUBLISHED: 14:57 24 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:20 24 October 2017

David Lloyd Clubs new class Vitamin Me. Picture: DAVID LLOYD

David Lloyd Clubs new class Vitamin Me. Picture: DAVID LLOYD


Are you missing the summer months? David Lloyd’s latest gym class might be able to help.

David Lloyd gym, which has branches in Ipswich and Colchester, is launching a new class to help tackle seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

41% of people said the clocks going back changes their mood for the worse.

• READ MORE: When do the clocks go back?

Be part of the happiest exercise class. Picture: DAVID LLOYD Be part of the happiest exercise class. Picture: DAVID LLOYD

• READ MORE: David Lloyd introduced a napercise class earlier this year

The winter blues can also make people feel tired and down.

You can register for the class now! Picture: DAVID LLOYD You can register for the class now! Picture: DAVID LLOYD

To help combat the issue, David Lloyd is introducing its Vitamin Me class. It is specially designed to replicate the feeling of summer.

On arrival at the Vitamin Me classes, guests are greeted with sun loungers, the scent of sun cream, the sounds of waves lapping through their headphones and a pit of sand to dip their feet into.

Some gentle stretches open the class, and then once comfy on their sun loungers, guests switch on their light therapy lamp for 15 minutes of artificial day light, proven to improve mood and energy levels.

The class ends with a high intensity 10-minute cardio session designed to release endorphins that trigger a feel-good feeling in the body and mind.

The classes will be trialled on Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29.

If successful, the class could be rolled out to other David Lloyd clubs including Ipswich and Colchester.


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