It’s kind of a shame that Spirit Airlines gets the hate that it does because it takes off from one of the most convenient airports in the country, Atlantic City, for a quick and painless flight to Florida.

It’s obvious that Spirit is doing what it can to improve its reputation.

And what’s happened recently is mind-boggling. But cool, nonetheless.

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Because Spirit airlines get more hate than any other airline around, I personally was pretty nervous to fly Spirit a few weeks back but I couldn’t help but laugh at my experience.

It was about 75% of the way through the flight when the flight attendants encouraged all the passengers to get up and do some “in-flight yoga.”

I initially doubted anyone would stand up and participate but before I knew it I too was up and stretching.

I deboarded the plane and wondered if every flight is like this, so I did some research and apparently, it’s not uncommon.

In fact, many people have had the same experience with Spirit in other states.

What does remain a mystery, however, is why Spirit of all airlines performs yoga on the plane.

The company has yet to speak out on this, but customers believe it could be some sort of strategy to keep customers happy and feeling like they’re heard.

Or just to make them more likable.

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Although our producer, Jordan, said that would actually make them more hateable to her. She’s like “why the hell would I wanna do yoga on a plane?”

But you’ve got to give them credit for trying.

Spirit is often bashed for its absurdly priced bag fees in addition to the seats, which do not recline and have no outlets.

I have found, however, that for shorter flights that I'm used to such as Jersey to Florida, why not save a couple of extra bucks and fly Spirit.

I have always found the flight crews to be quite friendly and now I know I will never get off a Spirit flight sore as long as I partake in some Spirit yoga!

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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