Cafe Offering Free Food To People Who Exercise

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A cafe in London has come up with a revolutionary idea to encourage people to make smart decisions when it comes to their health. The Run For Your Bun Cafe believes it is the first cafe in the world that “takes exercise as payment.”

The concept is quite simple. All customers have to do is make a lunch reservation, and then for as little as six minutes of exercise select one of four meal options free of charge.

The workout consists of one minute each on a rowing machine, spin bike, and treadmill. That is followed by a minute of sit-ups, a minute of lunges, and a minute of squats.

After that, it’s time to eat. The meal options include couscous, a grilled chicken burger, a pitta with fish and mixed greens, and a smashed avocado on wholemeal bread.

The David Lloyd group, which runs a successful chain of gym and fitness centers in the U.K., set up the cafe. Personal trainers at David Lloyd Clubs came up with the workout routine. They believe that such a short but high-impact exercise routine can help the body burn calories even after the workout is over.

The idea behind the cafe is to encourage office works who spend most of their day sitting at a desk to engage in exercise on a regular basis. Of course, for most people, what better motivation is there than free food?

“According to our research, British office workers spend almost 90% of the working day sat down being inactive and invariably eating lunch at their desks,” states David Lloyd Clubs fitness expert Elaine Denton. “We want to remind workers of the importance of being active at work and moving around more.”

The deal, however, is only temporary. Run For Your Bun Cafe is accepting exercise as payment January 11 to 13 from noon to 3 p.m. However, the hope is that the idea strikes a nerve and leads to similar promotions in other parts of the world.

Even if it’s just for a limited time, Run For Your Bun Cafe has reminded us all of the importance of staying active and taking at least a little bit of time every day to think about your health.