Saturday, February 03, 2007

Watch the dangly bits!

Visiting the Netherlands, anyone?

I can't help but wonder what March 4th is going to be like at the Dutch gym where a "Naked Sunday" exercise program will be introduced. Clothing will be optional and exercisers will be able to work out in the nude. Interesting, don't you think?

Patrick de Man, owner of Fitworld gym in the town of Heteren, said he got the idea in part from two of his customers who are avid nudists.

"I heard that some other gyms are offering courses on 'pole-dancing' as a sport, so I thought: Why not bring something new to the market?" de Man said.

De Man said the first question Fitworld customers were asking was whether it would be sanitary.

Nude exercisers would be required to put towels down on weight machines and to use disposable seat covers while riding bikes. All machines would be cleaned and disinfected afterward. "We clean them every day anyway," he said.

Although I personally have never thought of performing tai chi, hiking or any of the other activities I do that could be considered "exercise" in the nude, I wouldn't mind watching what goes on at Fitworld Gym in March. I can't help but wonder, safe it is to have...well, swinging bits and pieces around pulleys and weights. All I can say is that I think it will be interesting and I hope no one suffers any injuries.


Kara said...

Rusty you are funny. Swinging bits and pieces? Ouch!