In what is likely more of a gag than an actual outreach project, a comedian known as "The Fat Jew" has appeared in a video leading a SoulCycle-style class for homeless people on parked Citi Bikes.
"Fat Jew," whose real name is Fabrizio Goldstein, enthusiastically encourages the group to "let the music take over" and focus on "core tightness" as the participants spin as fast as they can on stationary bicycles.
Did you know when Citi Bikes, which recently launched on the streets of New York, are docked, their wheels still spin? Neither did we...
Goldstein seized the opportunity to lead the spin class near Tompkins Square Park for those who can't afford the typically $35 workout on the video, which was posted by and appeared on The Crosby Press.
"Indoor cycling is not available to everybody," Goldstein said in an "interview" at the end of the video. "I want the homeless people of New York to have the opportunity to have sick bodies."
We're not sure the video's participants are real homeless people, but whoever they are - they got a good workout.
For the record, "Fat Jew" has also an extensive Internet video history, including one clip where he enlists the help of hookers to act out the battle scene from "Braveheart."