Your Sweat for your Lunch

Will exercising as payment for your meal become a new health trend?

Updated: Tuesday 17 November 2020

In a new strategy tackling that waist line in the new year, a gym group has come up with a practical way that has Londoners excited about exercise and food simultaneously. In this trial, customers pay for their lunch with a 6-minute workout, such as rowing, HIIT sessions and treadmill. In other words: the price for your burger is 6 minutes of your sweat.

Sweat for your lunch

Curious as to how much your sweat and effort is worth? Here is their menu:

  • Toasted wholemeal bread with smashed superfood avocado, cherry tomatoes, goats cheese, chilli and lime.
  • A large portion of couscous with apricots, pine nuts, raisins, lemon, and garnished with coriander, fresh basil and balsamic dressing.
  • A burger with grilled chicken breast, tomato, red onion and garlic mayonnaise.
  • Pitta pockets with mixed salad that you can get with either smoked salmon or halloumi filling.

The gym group has set up this cafe ‘Run for your Bun’ to shed light on the relationship between food and exercise and role that both play in the face of health and the importance of leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

The strategy works on several levels, including getting fit and encouraging healthy diet as well as saving us from forking a tenner for our lunch. Light on the waistline and the wallet - no complaints there.

Perhaps 2017 will see more of these pop-ups and take London and eventually the rest of the country towards a more illuminated and healthy lifestyle, an inspirational start to the new year.

Since its launch, the pop-up cafe in Covent Garden has been successful, running from the 11th to the 13th of January.

Iris Barbier

Written by: Iris Barbier

Pharmacy Assistant

Born in France, Iris moved to the UK to study Biological Sciences at London Metropolitan University. Upon graduating, Iris moved up north, where she completed an MA in Science Journalism at the University of Lincoln.

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