What we're about
BeNkd for Men does exactly what it says on the tin! Its fitness, yoga and coaching sessions for men to build confidence, get fit and be naked!
Every man is welcome regardless of sexuality, fitness level, body size/shape or age. Its an opportunity to celebrate being you and breaking through society’s body image barriers. Its for the competitive sportsmen, the guy just starting out training, the guy uncomfortable with his body or the man that is scared of being naked with other men.
Irrespective of where you’re at, you’ll have a fun and challenging workout that works for you!
The sessions, run in Clapham, are about boosting self confidence and self worth, developing your own fitness levels, improving your all round health and enjoying yourself. Work outs are in a safe non judgemental environment where you can feel comfortable in your own skin! Gone are the days of being chosen last for the football team!
BeNkd for Men is a liberating, empowering way to improve your self confidence, be in the company of like minded men, move your naked body and share your thoughts and feelings in a fun and safe environment.
Why naked? Body dissatisfaction is an increasing problem and, from early on in our lives, men are bombarded with messages about the perfect body and masculinity. These, together with our experiences at school and through life, can lead to feelings of shame, not being good enough, feeling we don’t fit it and even disliking ourselves.
Recent research (https://www.gold.ac.uk/news/naked-and-unashamed/) by Dr Keon West of Goldsmiths College, University of London shows that people who spend time naked like their own bodies more, think better of themselves, and are more satisfied with their lives overall. The best way to discover that there is no such thing as the perfect body is to be naked as much as possible!
When you train naked and share the experience with others, you begin to accept your body as it is. You feel improvements in your body image and self esteem, face your own negative patterns of self talk about yourself and get to feel the joy of being uninhibited and moving freely. You also see how your body works!
Along with our fitness and yoga sessions our aim is to build a community of like minded men with other BeNkd for Men events and activities.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our sessions.
Martin and Tom