Descending into a dark basement nightclub full of sweaty, dancing bodies – at noon on a Thursday – is a little surreal.

Today I did just that when I attended a two hour daytime dance party called Beats For Lunch. It provides an alternative to going to the gym in your lunch hour by opening up a club for a couple of hours, providing sandwiches and a DJ, and letting the rest take care of itself.

To be honest, if it wasn’t for Atish playing, I probably wouldn’t have gone, but I did. I spent a full hour and a half on the dancefloor, drinking cold beer and barely speaking to anyone. It was pure bliss. I moved my body until I was sweating, and left revitalized and tired.