Struggling to get to the gym? ROO-T CAMP could be the answer for anyone needing an extra incentive to join the January health kick.
In a UK first, Deliveroo and YMCA have joined forces to launch a nationwide gym class that rewards anyone who completes the 40 minute session with a free takeaway and it’s not just curries and Chinese on offer but healthy options for post-workout fuel.
The completely free ROO-T CAMP classes are available in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Cardiff and comprise of a mixture of bike riding, stair climbing, balance and weight lifting.
The classes have been developed as new analysis reveals a food delivery rider tops the list of best calorie-burning jobs.
Fitness expert, Jane Wake said “Becoming a Deliveroo rider requires a certain level of fitness but it’s almost guaranteed to get you into better shape – even on a part time basis. For Deliveroo cyclists there’s an obvious cardio workout, however all riders improve their balance, and both core and leg strength too. Carrying orders from door to door whilst negotiating steps and stair cases will improve agility, speed, upper and lower body strength which is why this really so good for the whole body. Biggest of all is the incentive to move fast.
“The right motivation is a wonderful thing when it comes to fitness and we now know that activity that’s built into your lifestyle can be far more effective for long term fitness, health and weight loss. “
Jane Wake reviewed the average daily activity to find the jobs that burn the most calories. Approximate figures based on a 70gk person:
1. Food delivery rider (cyclist) – 1,080 calories per hour*
2. Firefighter – 845 calories per hour
3. PE Teacher – 282 calories per hour
4. Masseur/masseuse – 280- calories per hour
5. Electrician or Plumber – 247 calories per hour
Joe Groves at Deliveroo said “A large number of our riders tell us they took up the role partly due to the health benefits associated with it. Through our partnership with the YMCA we hope to help more people on their own personal
journey to achieve their fitness goals for 2019. With such a vast range of restaurants on the platform it’s easy to find the perfect post work-out meal on Deliveroo.”
ROO-T CAMP classes launch on Monday 21st January with timings varying from gym to gym. Classes can be booked by calling the relevant YMCA.