My website is named Beer n Biceps, and that is the name of the podcast that I run. The idea behind the podcast/website was to teach people how to drink good beer while leading a healthy life and losing weight. So, I feel uniquely placed to answer the question “Why are pubs opening before gyms?”.
It is an emotive subject and one that has generated a lot of hurt over the last few weeks. It has also created quite a lively debate. My personal opinion is that pubs should be opened before gyms. But that the two businesses should not be compared in the first place.
In the podcast, I go into why I think that is.
The problem is, that my opinion doesn’t really matter that much. We are talking about people’s livelihoods here, and I feel obligated to support my many friends within the industry. A lot of personal trainers and fitness instructors will be worrying about their jobs and how they are going to pay their rent.
They certainly don’t want to listen to me lecture them about the health and safety capabilities of a gym vs a pub! Still, I have tried my best to answer the question as best as I can, using a combination of science, economics, and my own opinion.
I may be completely wrong. Luckily, it doesn’t appear that this will ever be proven either way. Gyms are scheduled to open within the next couple weeks, and I for one cannot wait to get back! Chairs have begun to squeak ominously when I sit in them, which is always a sign that the gym is needed.
I did not really go into much detail about the beer in this week’s podcast. Which is a shame, because it was really good. The problem was that unlike many of my podcasts, I just jumped straight in and grabbed a beer randomly from the fridge.
So there was no time to research it, and for that I can only apologise.
Lumina is a session IPA from Siren Craft Brew. It is 4.2% abv, and uses a combination of American and German hops. Siren Craft Brew was founded in 2013 and is situated in Wokingham which is near Reading. I’ve had their beers before, and they are always a treat.
Definitely worth checking out their website, or picking up a can or two when you next see them in the shops.
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.