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Spanish gym launches nudist workout sessions to win back business (no pictures please)
couriermail.com.au ^ | 04/26/2011 | NewsCore

Posted on 04/26/2011 2:14:13 PM PDT by steveo

A STRUGGLING gym in northern Spain hopes to entice new customers by offering nudist workout sessions, making it the first in the country to target naturists looking to get into shape.

Liberal-minded customers in the northern town of Arrigorriaga are invited to burn calories in the buff at Easy Gym, which provides towels for comfort and to "prevent slippage on the equipment."

"We knew we had to innovate because we were losing clients," said Easy Gym owner Merche Laseca.

"Times are hard. There is a crisis. I need the money. I am not a nudist myself, but I don't mind it at all."

Ms Laseca said she hit on the idea of nude exercise sessions after a survey of 600 members of the Basque Nudist Association (ENE) revealed that 90 percent would be happy to exercise, as well as sunbathe, in the nude.

Critics claimed the nude gym sessions might be unhygienic (duh) and uncomfortable.

Julian Lopez, a member of Easy Gym, said: "I think the managers are stupid to do this just to get money. They want me to be hygienic, with clean shoes, towels etc ... but when I go there now and sit on the exercise bike what am I going to find?"

Other local gym owners also suggested it was not beneficial for women who needed to wear sports bras.

However, Maite Vicuna, the president of ENE, said "If a woman doesn't feel comfortable, she can put on a bra."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: business; eeech; gym; launches; nude; nudist; sessions; spanish; workout; yuck
"If a woman doesn't feel comfortable, she can put on a bra."

Well then it ain't nude then is it?

My yuck meter is pegged.

1 posted on 04/26/2011 2:14:21 PM PDT by steveo
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To: steveo

“Please wipe the equipment afer use. Thank you.”


2 posted on 04/26/2011 2:16:44 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: steveo
"Do you like to watch gladiator movies, Timmy?"

I think this may be a bad idea?

3 posted on 04/26/2011 2:17:17 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: steveo

Nude workouts? I’d advise taking extra precautions while using the Nautilus equipment.


4 posted on 04/26/2011 2:19:12 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Nothing changes if nothing changes.)
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To: steveo
"Time for some weight training and then cardio."


5 posted on 04/26/2011 2:20:46 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: steveo
...but when I go there now and sit on the exercise bike what am I going to find?"

A happy ending?

6 posted on 04/26/2011 2:23:54 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: steveo

It’s for the children of course.

The Toronto YMCA has nude swimming, “roaming bares”, for the kids of course.


7 posted on 04/26/2011 2:24:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: steveo
This could really backfire! I've seen some people in gyms - you know, the ones who really need to be there - who, without some restraints, would have trouble getting some body parts stopped once they get them going.
8 posted on 04/26/2011 2:24:58 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: steveo

Always remember, the people who like going around nude, are the people you do NOT want to see going around nude.


9 posted on 04/26/2011 2:26:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: steveo

Business must really be sagging.


10 posted on 04/26/2011 2:31:59 PM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: steveo
Where can I sign up?
11 posted on 04/26/2011 2:39:01 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: starlifter
THREAD KILLER!

12 posted on 04/26/2011 2:42:05 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase; Lazamataz

Hit the abuse button! (It’s one of the few things Laz won’t hit)


13 posted on 04/26/2011 2:53:52 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: steveo

“Times are hard”
Will not comment on that statement..


14 posted on 04/26/2011 2:56:53 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: starlifter

You swine.

You filthy swine.


15 posted on 04/26/2011 3:07:05 PM PDT by section9
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To: steveo

“but when I go there now and sit on the exercise bike what am I going to find?”

pneumatic seal


16 posted on 04/26/2011 3:09:25 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: steveo

btt


17 posted on 04/26/2011 3:16:46 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: starlifter

REALLY. You filthy, filthy swine.


18 posted on 04/26/2011 3:30:00 PM PDT by Amadeo
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To: dfwgator

Nudism is like singing. Only those with a talent for it should indulge in it.


19 posted on 04/26/2011 3:32:35 PM PDT by AceMineral (World peace is the hog slop of philosophy.)
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To: starlifter


20 posted on 04/26/2011 3:52:49 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: Rebelbase

That, my FRiend, is what that disaster movie affectionately named Elly, short for Extinction Level Event!


21 posted on 04/26/2011 3:54:43 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: steveo
The nudists are the ones that most people would least like to see naked.
22 posted on 04/26/2011 4:07:46 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( a COLB has 13 items of info, a REAL birth certificate has 36 items of info. I want all 36 )))))
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To: library user

That reminds me, I need to get my gas grill repaired.


23 posted on 04/26/2011 4:11:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: steveo

Well, isn’t this how the Romans and Greeks exercised? Then again, you had naked guys wrestling other naked guys; so maybe this isn’t such a good idea.


24 posted on 04/26/2011 4:43:34 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: steveo
"...town of Arrigorriaga..."

Doesn't sound like a town; Arrigorriaga sounds like a particularly painful STD.

25 posted on 04/26/2011 10:14:51 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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To: IYellAtMyTV

LOL!


26 posted on 04/27/2011 4:08:40 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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