You Can Do Pilates With Miniature Pigs on This Farm in England
If you really want to get a good workout, you have to do Pilates with miniature pigs.
According to The Metro, Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh, England is now offering Pilates classes with some special, curly-tailed workout buddies.
Much like the various animal-themed yoga classes that can be found just about anywhere around the world, the concept of this class involves a fairly straightforward Pilates session down on the farm — while little pigs are allowed to roam around you.
“Exercise is an important part of life so should never be boring. You can have a real giggle and still have a good workout,” said Pennywell Farm owner Chris Murray to Pretty 52.
After the class participants are allowed to cuddle with the mini pigs to their hearts’ content. An after-class continental breakfast and coffee is included.
Pilates instructor Harry Parkes says it’s not all about the pigs. The class itself is still as challenging as a normal Pilates class. “While there is plenty of fun to be had, Pilates has many benefits including improving posture, movement quality, mobility, flexibility, mental cognition, and core strength,” Parkes told The Metro.
Hopefully, the tiny roaming pigs won’t get in the way of your planking.
“With pigs being curious by nature — it should prove to be interesting,” said Parkes to Pretty 52.
The 50-minute class costs £35 (just over $45), but also includes the cuddle session, refreshments, and access to the rest of the farm for the entire day. The session begins at 9 a.m. sharp.
The first class is planned for May 12, with additional classes scheduled for June 30, July 21, Aug. 11, and Sep. 8, according to The Metro.
For more information or to book a spot, visit the Pennywell Farm website.