Spain turns to naked gyms


The new normal ain’t pretty.

Nothing like lifting weights and pushing and pulling at machines with fat, sweaty, naked people. But, hey, at least the gym provides towels “to prevent slippage”.

The world is certifiably insane.

UK Telegraph – Easy Gym in the Basque region is the first gym in the country to offer special exercise sessions for nudists.

The workouts were thought up as a response to the nation’s recession, which had hit gym membership, owner Merche Laseca told the BBC.

“With the crisis we noticed there were fewer people using the gym,” he said.

“I’m not a nudist myself, though I have no problem with it. But this initiative is about the money.”

During research into the popularity of naturism, the gym discovered that two local swimming pools offered monthly naked swimming sessions.

There are also at least 12 naturist beaches in the Basque region.

“We’re always interested in new activities,” Maite Vicuna, president of the Basque Naturist Association, told the BBC.

“Doing sport without clothes is natural – and much more comfy.”

However, some sceptics have voiced concerns over the safety of using exercise equipment without clothes on.

But Easy Gym has said it does provide towels for comfort and “to prevent slippage”.

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