Gyms have fallen on hard times as people have cottoned on to the fact that exercising in the open air is not only free but actually more fun and way more likely to raise serotonin levels. The result? Gyms have had to create ever more ridiculous ways of getting us to pull open those sweaty, germ-ridden door handles.
The latest from (you may have guessed) the US is the Surfset a surfboard that works on land, like a reverse Jesus or something, without needing anything as meddlesome as water to get in its way. It works part rodeo, part Indo board, but with you all lined up in a fitness class stylee, so no part fun, but no matter as it promises you the body of surfer without having to actually surf. Phew. The whole point of surfing being of course to get a nice body rather and nothing remotely to do with feeling the stoke. I blame Dragon’s Den.