Contact Us

Napercise – Coming to a Gym Near You?

Wouldn’t it be lovely to go to a gym for a nap class? As crazy as this sounds, this is actually already happening. What is napercise?

Before you start calling your local gym to see if they offer it, let me start off by saying it is being trialed at a health club in the UK. Why am I talking about it here? Well, first of all it is interesting and it also brings light to an issue we take lightly. Yes, that was corny.

Get the Latest Health Update From Robin Stoloff!

At the David Lloyd Clubs in the UK, they offer a 60-minute nap class. It is targeted to parents who suffer from a lack of sleep. Pretty much every single parent.


According to the CDC more than one third of adults in the U.S. don’t get enough sleep. They also found that 34% of adults 35-45 fell asleep in the past month during the day unintentionally. Even scarier, 5.7% say they fell asleep while driving.

The CDC also states:

Persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity.

Woman trying to sleep
Alex Bramwell, ThinkStock

What does this napping class do? Simple, just sleep. Participants can take a 45 minute nap on one of the single beds provided in the room. They also have the temperature at the ideal level to help with burning calories during the nap. You don’t have to necessarily nap, you can just lay down and relax. What happens to the other 15 minutes of the class? Stretching, which helps with waking the body up and facing the rest of the day.

Subscribe to Lite Rock 96.9 on

Like I said before this class is just a trial in one health club in the UK with plans to expand through the rest of the UK. Fingers crossed it makes its way to the US, but honestly I can’t imagine it wouldn’t.

Now I am not exactly the biggest fan of taking naps, I honestly hate it. However, what do you think? Would you go to a napercise class if they offered it at your gym?

Source:, CDC, CDC Sleep Study

More From Lite Rock 96.9:

Subscribe to Lite Rock 96.9 on

Sign up for the Lite Rock 96.9 Newsletter

Get the best of Lite Rock delivered to your inbox every week.

Best of Lite Rock 96.9

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Lite Rock Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Lite Rock Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.