The fitness company is celebrating #NationalNudeDay with a funny tribute to the the "Law & Order" star.
Christopher Meloni is best known for playing Detective Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-2011, 2021-present) and Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021-present). In fact, his acting prowess in Special Victims Unit earned him an Emmy Award nomination in 2006. Not only is he a beloved character on the show, but fans are also often in awe of how fit the actor is... at 61 years old. At the 2022 NBC Universal upfronts in May the actor claimed, "I work out naked. It's my gym. I don’t black out the window," he added. "And I’m OK with that. My wife (Sherman Williams) is not."
staying on topic, here's some chris meloni on 'veep' pic.twitter.com/2eEpmOpskY— ceci (@ohcecili) July 15, 2022
The actor also mentioned that he prefers going solo when it comes to working out. "We'll hit the gym, but you know, I'm not to be spoken to," he joked. "It's like interrupting a monk when he's in the middle of his monk-ing." He's also very serious in the gym. "People don't put the weights away, and I'm OCD," he said. "I'm like, how hard is it [to put them away]?" In fact, the actor said that he starts putting the weights away for other people "the whole time."
"I'm like, you're outta your f---ing mind," he said adding that he's even "walked out" of the gym, after calling those people out. But the act of exercising is "therapy, church, meditation, and a kind of personal reengagement where the brain and the body get to talk to one another."
Now the actor has teamed up with fitness company Peloton in a hilarious ad to celebrate National Nude Day (July 14). The Wet Hot American Summer star can be seen working out completely naked in honor of the R-rated social media holiday. Peloton posted a video on Instagram of the Law & Order: Organized Crime star with the caption and the hashtag #NationalNudeDay, "We love all our Members...even those who observe interesting holidays." In the video, Meloni pumps iron as he speaks to the camera, "Apparently, some people think the way I work out is strange. Honestly, I don't get it." The camera reveals that the actor is completely naked as he works out. "Me, I don't think using the Peloton app is strange at all," he deadpans.
Hey uh @Chris_Meloni are you prepared to pay for all these funerals? Because you just caused millions of your fans to have a heart attack. Send a check to my parents. Thanks. 🥵 pic.twitter.com/ByVuRJOd1e— jenny ☀️ ✨ (@JoyfulHeartEO) July 14, 2022
"Sure, they're famous for their amazing equipment, but the app gets me motivated to do lots of different workouts," he continued. The actor is seen doing a variety of exercises all in the nude. "And strength-training," he added. "I even use the app while running." The video ends with a Law & Order-esque voice-over. "In the Peloton community, users are represented by two separate but equally motivated groups: Those who wear pants — and Christopher Meloni." Fans might not be surprised to learn that the ad was produced by Ryan Reynolds' Maximum Effort production company, reports PEOPLE. Watch the ad below!