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Naked Gyms Coming To London, Sydney, NYC. Aren’t Those Called Bathhouses?

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to hit the gym more often, you might have an interesting new option in 2012.

Aussilicious blogger Brenton has shared some details about an alleged chain of clothing-optional gyms for men, set to open later this year.

A while back I posted about a rumour I’d heard that someone was starting a chain of clothing optional gyms. Some of you expressed concern about hygiene. To be honest, it should be no different to a regular gym. You have to work out with a towel on the equipment already so it will be no less safe.

Well I can now report a bit more information. I’ve been in touch with the guy who is opening the gyms. They are men only gyms as he felt like women had women only space but we don’t so it was a gap in the market. I haven’t had any full details yet whether it will be clothing optional times or separate clothed and nude areas.

What I do know is that the website will be up early in the new year and gyms are already close to opening in New York, London and here in Australia. I can’t wait. It will be interesting to see what the market will be like and the public response but I do know that I’ll be giving it a go!

How would a place with showers, workout equipment and naked dudes be any different than, say, the West Side Club or Steamworks?

And even if people really went to a nudist gym just to work out, we’re not sure we’d find the aesthetics all that pleasing. You really want to be standing behind someone doing squat thrusts with no pants on?

Don’t answer that. Or rather, do—in the comments.

 

Source: Aussielicious.com  via Fleshbot (NSFW)

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 1, 2012
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  • 25 Comments
    • Lorelei
      Lorelei

      Looking into the hairy abyss of my neighboring workout partner would be one thing, sure, but I’m not thinking I would enjoy working out. Period. Even on my own I prefer throwing something on over me to make the process more comfortable.

      Jan 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redball
      redball

      Hmm this could throw fuel onto the fire of sex addiction that is already an issue for men esp. gay men.

      Jan 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Price Waterhouse
      Price Waterhouse

      Sadly, as we have all had the misfortune to realize, the people who should never be
      naked are the ones who insist on showing their putrid, bloated and decrepit bodies
      to the world at large. This venue will probably be no different.

      Jan 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Oh, please, I can’t imagine any half-decent looking guys going there. No half-decent looking guy would want to be perved on by some skinny twink wielding a small towel and pretending to be interested in doing shoulder presses.

      Also, can you imagine the streaks they’ll leave behind on the bench presses? Please don’t serve curry.

      Jan 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • marty
      marty

      naked gyms????

      ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

      of course the majority of the patrons will be old fat guys with everything drooping south.

      Jan 1, 2012 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chiDan
      chiDan

      I fail to see how this will be any different than the gyms at steamworks. Around here, they day pass is $8 for 4 hours of access. The only thing i can think of is legal issues. They may be able to get this built out in places that ban or make it too difficult to have a bathhouse. Have it classified as a gym instead.

      Jan 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • not funny
      not funny

      and the last station after the universal and bench and leg lifts could be a thrust station
      where bottoms and tops could take their turns and do their final excercise of the day
      but then that would require a drain and flush kit which in NYC would probably add $230,000
      to the build out so that’s a no go. oh well

      Jan 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @chiDan: I thought bathhouses were already illegal?

      Jan 1, 2012 at 11:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted B. (Charging Rhino)
      Ted B. (Charging Rhino)

      Ah, Scot Madsen, the Soloflex boy.
      Fond memories….

      Jan 2, 2012 at 12:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dale
      dale

      @Ted B. (Charging Rhino):

      I think he weighs like 500 pounds now.

      Jan 2, 2012 at 1:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dirty Ole Man
      Dirty Ole Man

      @Dale..why did you tell me that. I was just remembering http://scottmadsen.tripod.com/

      Jan 2, 2012 at 1:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      Shannon1981 wrote, “I thought bathhouses were already illegal?” They aren’t in general, although some cities have banned them, or at least made life uncomfortable enough for the owners that the businesses shut down.

      There are none in San Francisco (those were closed due to public health concerns near the start of the AIDS epidemic) but there is one in Berkeley called “Steamworks” and another in San Jose called “The Water Garden”. They are fairly well known – including by gays who would never go into one. Ironically, the religious nuts still rant about San Francisco bathhouses and the perversions that go on inside.

      Curiously, San Francisco did not shut down sex clubs, but they do have to operate under specific rules – for example, no private rooms so that people can be monitored to make sure they use condoms, etc.

      Jan 2, 2012 at 3:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joseph
      Joseph

      @marty: If you’re lucky you may have the opportunity to be old one day you agist bitch.

      Jan 2, 2012 at 9:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ggreen
      ggreen

      No thanks, too many people come to the gym sleeveless stinking of BO and think nothing of it. I’ve overheard queens brag about not believing in deodorant while stinking up the gym floor. I don’t mind the smell of clean sweat but these queens evidently don’t believe in daily bathing either.

      Jan 2, 2012 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan Brickman
      Alan Brickman

      So the people we never want to see naked will be naked all the time??….It’s ok as long as they leave my gym to do it….

      Jan 2, 2012 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Err Duh
      Err Duh

      Gymnasium (Latin; from Greek gymnasion, being derived from Greek gymnos, meaning “naked”)

      Why does everyone think this is so shocking and gross? The original gyms in Greek/Roman times were full of naked men, the name even means naked…

      Jan 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zeus
      Zeus

      This is so stupid.

      Jan 3, 2012 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dm10003
      dm10003

      The word gymnasium is the latinisation of the Greek noun ????????? (gymnasion), “gymnastic school”, in pl. “bodily exercises” and generally “school”[2] which in turn is derived from the common Greek adjective ?????? (gymnos) meaning “naked”,[3] by way of the related verb ??????? (gymnazo), whose meaning is “to train naked”, “train in gymnastic exercise”, generally “to train, to exercise”. (wikipedia)

      Jan 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dm10003
      dm10003

      plus the romans had no soap so they scraped the sludge off their bodies with a scraper.

      Jan 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JJC
      JJC

      One plus of a clothing optional gym is not having to think about what to wear. All the guys at my gym have stellar bodies and they invest as much time and money in their gym outfits as they do in what they’ll wear to a club.

      Also, some guys might go their just to avoid having women around.

      Just because you don’t have to wear clothes there, doesn’t mean that everyone will go bareassed. In the locker room, lots of guys cover with towels and do the whole underwear on under the towel to keep from unveiling their junk.

      My big question: Will the trainers be sans clothes? If so, I’m down for at least a trial membership.

      Jan 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christiaan
      Christiaan

      All you guys that is dissing this idea must go left and COME RIGHT, you all most likely have a problem with yourself and the way you look, the idea is great and soooo good for men in general

      Mar 15, 2012 at 6:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Corey Anderson
      Corey Anderson

      Three comments: 1. If you don’t like it, Don’t Fcuking go!! It’s as simple as that! Then if you see someone you don’t like the look of, don’t look, FFS do I need to spell it out!!

      I think this is an awesome idea! Men should be proud of their bodies and show all they have to offer, if it encourages sex, then all the better! HOT! HOT! HOT!

      May 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      @jason: Ah, Jason, my friend, you are so right. At my gym’s lockerroom, regrettably, the ones walking around flaunting their nudity are the very ones you wished were covered up. Conversely, a lot of porn stars have gone to this gym, and they’re always the ones most discreet, putting on or taking off their underwear under a towel, etc.

      Aug 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dpinvogue
      dpinvogue

      @Andrew: Conversely, a lot of porn stars have gone to this gym, and they’re always the ones most discreet, putting on or taking off their underwear under a towel, etc.

      Obviously.. they have their wares to sell. Who would buy a DVD when you can watch it for free at the gym? Porn stars are not more discreet, they are simply looking after their bottom…line

      Nov 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dpinvogue
      dpinvogue

      @marty: Welcome to your future, as a septuagenarian, if you’re wise enough! Hopefully, you’ll have your housing situation all sorted out and not dependent on the government for a hand-out. But gravity will still win… but at that age, you won’t give a toss

      Nov 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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