Indian clubs or meels are a type of exercise equipment used for developing strength. They comprise bowling-pin shaped wooden clubs of varying sizes and weights, which are swung in certain patterns as part of an exercise program. They can range from a few pounds each, up to special clubs that can weigh as much as 50 pounds. They were used in carefully choreographed routines where the clubs were swung in unison by a group of exercisers, led by an instructor in the front, similar to modern aerobics classes. The routines varied according to the group’s ability and the weight of the clubs used. There are current physical fitness enthusiasts who have revived the popularity of meels in the modern day, citing the aerobic exercise and safety advantages over traditional free weight regimens. Club swinging at Five Points Academy is heavily influenced by the work of Dr. Ed Thomas, Brett Jones and Gray Cook, and concentrates primarily on using lighter clubs for rehab/prehab and recovery.