Equinox Fitness is sponsoring a University of California clinical trial on the effect of sleep coaching on heart-rate variability, as reported by Fast Company.

Equinox sees regeneration and recovery techniques, which help the body to repair itself after exercise, as essential elements of its fitness philosophy. “The primary components there would be sleep, tissue manipulation like massage or fascial rolling, and also meditation,” says David Harris, Equinox’s VP of Personal Training, who is spearheading the study being conducted by clinical physicians at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The company has funded a clinical study on fitness before, but has not previously studied sleep.

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