Body-lengthening gym class reaches new heights

start-up-idea-tortureA six-week gym class promises to add at least two centimetres to your height or it will refund the cost of the class.


A-Grow-Bics, from UK fitness chain Gymbox, mixes Pilates, yoga, strengthening, speed work and a pain-free session on a rack to “stretch the body once muscles are warm”.


Developer Pierre Pozzuto says his classes induce a human growth hormone through sprint exercises, which “cause micro fractures in the bones that repair in a week, encouraging them to strengthen, remould and grow”.


Pozzuto says he grew two inches in a few months.


Inversion exercises, such as hanging by the feet, are also said to increase height “by inducing spinal decompression”.


While we’re not suggesting you head to a gym class that promises to lengthen the body, fitness concepts are becoming increasingly quirky as industry players look to create points of difference.


Perhaps you can draw inspiration from A-Grow-Bics and come up with your own idea.


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