Have you ever wished you could pay for lunch by working out? Well, welcome to “Run for your Bun” the first pop-up café where cashiers have been replaced with treadmills, rowing machines, and spin bikes, and a healthy lunch is paid for with a 10-minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout.
Based in London for a couple of days, the restaurant was founded by the David Lloyd Clubs in order to encourage people to live a more active life and realize the importance of a nutritious and balanced diet.
The menu varied from smashed avocado with goat cheese on toasted bread, cous cous with apricots, basil and nuts, a grilled chicken burger, and pita pockets filled with smoked salmon or grilled halloumi. Once clients have decided what they want to order, a receipt with a workout was printed out – any 6-minute combination of squats, planks, spin bike, rowing, sit ups, jogging and lunges with 30-second rests in between. Only when the exercises were completed and checked off by personal trainers would you get your meal. Great food while getting fit without going broke? #Genius.
The real bummer is that the pop-up concepts are usually meant to last less than a week, but the idea is so brilliant I’m hoping someone makes “paying with sweat” a thing at restaurants, soon. PLEASE.
— David Lloyd Clubs (@DavidLloydUK) January 12, 2017
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