Well & Good
Anyone who has ever caught a glimpse of a boot camp session on the way to work would know that workout can be humiliating and painful.
That's stating the obvious, we know. But the really messed up thing is that personal trainers love telling us that exercise is supposed to be hellish. And you're DOING IT RIGHT if you feel like throwing up after a 3K run on the treadmill and several dozen burpees.
Well, not for Amy Poehler. No, sireee. In fact, she proposes an awesome new way of exercising that basically involves less sweating and more hugging.
In an interview with Ladies' Home Journal, the real-life incarnation of Leslie Knope said:
"Personal trainers are people who yell at you to keep pushing. I'm like, "No, you keep pushing!"
"My idea of the perfect exercise class is this: the teacher gives us all a hug and goes, "You did it! You showed up! Let's lie down." We all lie down and she's like, "How is everybody feeling?" We're like, "Great!" And the teacher's like, "Great!" Then we all get to leave 20 minutes early."
The only thing that can possibly improve a class like this is if we can all go and have waffles with Amy afterwards. And then and only then will it be a convincing case for forking out a fortune and joining the damn gym.
- Daily Life
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