January 21, 2009
London gym offering ‘human weights’
The owner of a London gym says members of his site have access to a variety of exercise equipment, including
Gymbox owner Richard Hilton said by using individuals of varying weights as weight-lifting equipment, he is offering his health club customers a unique and
visual experience, The Daily Telegraph said Wednesday.
A lot of our members felt that lifting metal weights was boring and not especially motivating, he said.
Experts in sports psychology agree that visualization is a significant factor in improving performance and human weights are as visual as it can get.
human weights offered at Gymbox range from a dwarf named Arti who weighs 66 pounds to Matt Barnard, 37, whose nearly 342 pounds offers weight-lifters a greater challenge.
The Telegraph said Hilton's site also offers other activities such as a self-defense class called Chav fighting and so-called boob aerobics, which are designed to increase a woman's bust size.