Show of hands, who had “naked Christopher Meloni in a new Peloton commercial” on their internet bingo card this week? The fitness brand has today released a new commercial in which the ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ star works out completely nude, proving you never know what a Thursday afternoon may have in store. However, viewers don’t seem to complain.
“Apparently some people find the way I train weird,” Meloni says during a set of naked bicep curls to open the ad. “To be honest, I don’t understand. I don’t find it weird at all to use the Peloton app.” Cue a montage of the actor doing naked yoga (which, OK, is actually one thing), naked weight training, naked meditation, and even naked running. (The last one? No thanks. The hopping, folks. That Scrub.) Meloni ends the ad with some nude stretches and an innocent question: “Well, does that strike you as weird?”
The inside joke is that Meloni actually trains naked — at least when he’s at his home gym, as he told People in May. “I train naked. It’s my gym,” he said, adding that he “can do whatever I want” there. And for the record, he does Not Black out the window when he does this. “And I agree with that. Not my wife.”
For what it’s worth, Meloni’s really really into fitness, as you can probably tell from his muscular naked body. The actor and father of two, 61, focuses on strength training and goes through “bodybuilding phases” with his trainer, he told an interview in 2021. According to Men’s Health, he appears to hold a “light workout” for 80 minutes of moves like boxing jumps and pull-ups.
One celebrity who doesn’t seem to be a fan of Meloni’s workout wardrobe, or lack thereof: Ryan Reynolds. “This is a crime scene. No ads,” he said tweeted about the commercial, with his usual jocular sense of humor. (Further down the thread, a commenter wondered what it would be like if the editor blurred the, um, rear view at timestamp 1:34. “I’m fine. Thanks for reaching out,” Reynolds replied.) But how One YouTube commenter replied, “The only crime here is that they blurred the best parts.” We’ll leave it at that.
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