Do you think this gym is a good idea? Why or why not? I personally think its a good idea. It a self esteem killer to go to a gym *hence the reason I have never gone* to see girls sizes 2 and 3 on the treadmill like the actually NEED to exercise and men built like Usher. Although they could have once before been overweight like me and they are striving to stay small.
So what do you think ladies? If one were in your area would you go to it?
Overweight-only gym fosters supportive atmosphere
Published January 07, 2013
Personal trainer Krisaane Hale, bottom, measures Ellen Hays for body mass index reading before working out in a morning exercise class at the Downsize Fitness gym in Addison, Texas. (AP/LM Otero)
DALLAS – Downsize Fitness is an exclusive health club, evocative of the nation's trendiest gyms. But there's a strict requirement to join: You must be 50 pounds or more overweight.
The chain wants its members to feel comfortable while exercising, so there are no mirrors inside and the windows are fogged. Even the equipment is designed for heavier people.
Chicago entrepreneur Francis Wisnewski says he started the gym because "I've been overweight my whole life, and I was embarrassed to go to the gym myself."
The first locations opened in Chicago and Las Vegas in 2011, and expanded to Dallas in 2012.
Gym member Janie Busch said she likes the supportive atmosphere.
Krisanne Hale, a personal trainer in Dallas, is still trying to lose weight. She says that helps members relate.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/07/overweight-only-gym-fosters-supportive-atmosphere/#ixzz2HQUP9wzB
on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:43 PM