Among class offerings are classes named: Tighten and Tequila, Cardio and Cocktails and Bootcamps, Bloodies and Brunch? Here is the link:
What are your thoughts? Would you teach a Bloodies and Brunch Bootcamp?
I don’t get why anyone don’t get it. What’s the difference if you hit the gym and then hit the pub/club/restaurant/bar afterwards — there or down the street? With the combo, one is not likely to forgo the gym, yet still be able to socialize with like-minded people after. There’s no message other than making it a convenient, social outing: workout and then hangout. Sounds like a good time and a creative business idea. Why compartmentalize the goodness of life with a militant undertone? (For the records, I don’t work or own one of these alcohol-licensed gyms, but I get the concept.)
Just because it’s a “creative business idea”, it doesn’t make it right. Participants can socialize after class with a protein smoothie. If our clients are trying to lose weight, why set them up to fill their bodies with empty calories after working out? Why not just put a McDonald’s in? Yes, some will go to the bar or restaurant after they work out but it’s our job to encourage and educate them to make the right choices, not to make it more convenient to make the wrong choices!
I actually remember a club (years ago) that was locate in the city where I lived. It was called Charlie Club and they offered classes and a ‘juice/alcohol’ bar. It didn’t last.
My opinion, as a professional I believe this concept is irresponsible. Seriously alcohol and exercise don’t mix (no pun intended). It’s empty calories and certainly doesn’t promote a healthy lifestyle.