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You Can Now Do Outdoor Yoga With Lemurs—and It’s as Magical as It Sounds

Move over goat yoga, alpaca yoga, and dog yoga. Lemur yoga is about to take the world by storm.

According to The Metro, the Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, near the Lake District Wildlife Park in Keswick, England, is now offering “lemoga,” also known as doing yoga outdoors with lemurs.

The lemurs already live in the nearby wildlife park, and they’re apparently very friendly and social, so they’re practically perfect yoga buddies.

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“When you watch lemurs they do some form of the poses naturally — that typical pose warming their bellies in the sunshine,” said Richard Robinson, manager of the Lake District Wildlife Park, to the BBC. “It seemed to be a really good combination to encourage people to have a go and spend time with a lemur.”

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The class is part of Armathwaite Hall’s “meet the wildlife” wellness program, which includes walking alpacas around hotels 400-acre grounds, meet-and-greets with meerkats, and special sessions with zookeepers.

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The hotel says “lemoga” is a good way for guests to “feel at one with nature, at the same time joining in with the lemurs’ play time.” They also claim the class is good for stress and reducing blood pressure, especially when lemurs are involved.

We challenge anyone not to get distracted by these inquisitive animals while they’re trying to perfect their downward dog. Frankly, these creatures are so irresistibly cute, we expect there could be more “lemoga” classes elsewhere around the world in the future.

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Wait, what?

Believe it or not, there is quite a bit of (comforting) research supporting shorter, more intense workouts—for both performance and health benefits, including weight loss, Pete McCall, a personal trainer and author of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, tells Health.

While high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is not new—interval training has been around for decades—there is a recent surge in using this approach for fitness and weight loss.

“In the last 20 years, HIIT has been studied for its effects on boosting performance and its high caloric burn,” McCall says.

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The idea of waking up crazy early, skipping breakfast, and dragging our butts to the gym or spin studio is enough to make us want to hit the "snooze" button, throw the duvet over our heads, and Seamless an egg sandwich to our beds.

Believe it or not, there are many people who swear by early workouts without fueling up first, because they believe that "fasted" workouts are better for you and could actually burn more fat.

Heading up the "fasted cardio" club? Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, the fittest couple in Hollywood, of course.

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This 20-Minute Treadmill Interval Workout Builds Speed and Stamina

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Warner calls it a "Peak to Peak" workout, since it alternates between challenging bursts of effort and lighter recovery periods. It also combines two types of interval training—hills and speed—to deliver a high-intensity sweat session in less time. As you probably already know, interval workouts are an efficient way for runners to build strength. Not only do they burn more calories than running at a steady pace, but they also help improve speed and stamina.

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From the comfort of your home, you can tap into six different types of workouts—cardio, yoga, strength, pilates, boxing, and barre—with live classes and an instructor. Your window into the classes? A four-foot-tall mirror. You can see both an instructor performing workouts live and yourself, to tweak form accordingly.

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