March 5, 2007

So how did that idea for nude day at the gym work out?

"A dozen middle-age and elderly men" showed up for nude day at the Dutch gym. Also on hand were "dozens of journalists," watching their every move. Lovely! Any women? No. (Told ya.)
A smattering of men trickled...
No, no, I don't don't want nude men trickling!
A smattering of men trickled in and out throughout the day at the gym in the small town of Heteren, 60 miles east of Amsterdam...

"We already had naked swimming ... but a gym, that's unique," said one white-haired bespectacled man, who gave only his first name, Henk.

"It's spectacular!" he said, as he pedaled away....

No women showed up for "Naked Sunday"....
"It's always the same - the first ones to shy away are the women. You see that at nudist camps too," said Henk.
Aw, poor Henk. ("It's spectacular!")

15 comments:

Tim said...

Yet another stupid idea proven so.

Bo Steed said...

At my local gym, and pursuant to edicts from the Perspiration Nazis, we are required to disinfect each barbell/dumbell ad nauseum, lest the Bubonic Plague be visited upon weight room public. This is politically correct weight lifting, but it also applies to stationary bikes, etc. One can imagine the synergistic downside to one's backside were all of this done in the nude.

Evil HR Lady said...

Boy, and I thought the outfits people wear to the gym now are too revealing!

Anthony said...

Generally speaking, most of the people who would work out nude are exactly the people no one wants to see work out nude.

Probably wouldn't be comfortable anyway. You need some clothing to keep from sticking and/or sliding around, but not so loose and bulky to restrict movement. Plus, you don't want to be sitting on any errant. . . .err. . .parts.

Veeshir said...

I personally wouldn't want to go to a nekkid gym, now nekkid bowling, on the other hand...

giles said...

Ann -

You're presuming of course that the sole reason why a bunch of middle-aged guys would want to exercise in a nude gym is to see women naked, and the absence of women would therefore make the occasion a "flop".

I think you're confusing nudists with swingers.

(I'm not a member of either group, btw.)

Christy said...

Imagine if you will:
pressing weights with a male spotter hovering above;
being a woman on the abductor with a guy doing chest pulls directly opposite.
And no way am I getting on the leg curl bench after a guy unless it is thoroughly disinfected and then disinfected again.

Joe said...

I just keep thinking about the seats on the stationary bikes.... no way Jose...
And Giles, seeing naked women is one of the primary motivating forces of all men, if not for the universe.

Parker Smith said...

Giles -

You may never use the word "flop" in this context again.

giles said...

"And Giles, seeing naked women is one of the primary motivating forces of all men"

Amen! However, I have it on good authority that men in mixed-sex nudist colonies do not walk around with erections the entire time, which suggests they're not just ogling the ladies. Hard to comprehend, I know.

I don't know... nudists are such an odd and harmless bunch, doesn't making fun of them seems a little bit... lazy?

Wade_Garrett said...

Work out! Ha! Ha!

tcd said...

Lotsa things should never ever be done naked. Chief among them, cooking and working out. Didn't Seinfeld devote an entire episode about this?

Fatmouse said...

First rule of nudity:

The people you actually want to see get naked won't.

peter hoh said...

Only 13 comments about this and more than 100 about Hillary. And people wonder what's wrong with the country.

Hoosier Daddy said...

You're presuming of course that the sole reason why a bunch of middle-aged guys would want to exercise in a nude gym is to see women naked,

Heh...true. Reminds me of that movie Euro Trip when the American guys are all excited to go to the nude beach in France and when they walk out there, they see nothing but old naked guys.

One only hopes that this gym has and enforces a policy of wiping down the equipment.