Friday, February 09, 2007

Sunday Naked Sunday


No, this is not the porn spinoff of the U2 song called, "Sunday Bloody Sunday." (Gotta love that U2.) Kind of picking up where yesterday's story left off...

This Associated Press story is from Amsterdam, Netherlands (naturally). For those of you who like to exercise in the buff, have I got a Dutch gym for you. Beginning March 4th, Fitworld gym in the town of Heteren will be offering the first Naked Sunday for its patrons.
"I heard that some other gyms are offering courses on 'pole-dancing' as a sport, so I thought: Why not bring something new to the market?" [gym owner Patrick] de Man said.
Is this guy's name really "de Man?" I don't believe that, but oh well. If you're worried about things being sanitary, the gym policy will be for nude exercisers to put towels down on weight machines and to use disposable seat covers while riding bikes.

Boy, does that make me feel better! And, if you sign up now, your second month is free. Yeesh! I'm all for tolerance, but a nudist gym? Where are the nudist saunas and hot tubs? Oh yeah, I forgot. They're next door - It's Amsterdam. Have a great weekend!

23 comments:

Bankerchick said...

Ughhhhhhh and Ewuuuuuu! More that I want to see!

jmb said...

Hey, welcome back! It must have just about killed you to stay away for even that brief time. But you're obviously irrepressible. Best wishes from an addicted blogreader to a blogaholic.
jmb

frectis said...

Ya know... as a midwife I see naked women rather frequently. I don't want to see them at the gym too ;)

I like the template, btw, much better than the usual Blogger tired old thang. Welcome back!

Lea said...

Can you imagine a guy doing squats? I hope he wears his belt!

ladybug said...

ayy yi yi!
i think if you want to go to a naken gym, you need to buy your own equipment and use it in your own home.

thats just...ICK.

PS - glad your'be back in the saddle, again, doc! AND that you are fully clothed ;)

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I'll pass on this one. It'd be waaaay to distracting to get a good workout.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dr. A ....welcome back to your blog:).
The idea of this gym is really very strange and odd!!! I don't think it will add something new to the market as its owner thinks....I think it will not succeed.

Just a reader.

Andrea said...

Did you ever see that Seinfeld episode where Jerry's girlfriend likes to walk around naked all the time? He was telling George that he didn't mind much, except she kept doing things that turned him off, like trying to open a stubborn pickle jar. Her flexing and exertion were disturbing to Jerry, so he decided to retaliate by walking around naked himself and doing things he figured would gross her out. For him, simply walking around naked was enough for her to gross out. It was a pretty funny episode, but I can't see it being funny in real life. Really, I don't want to watch naked people exerting themselves. Glad it's not in the good ol' US of A.

I hope they're not having Naked Yoga or Nude Aerobics classes. The human body is a beautiful thing, but not in every situation.

HP said...

I echo Andrea. I was about to say I'd definitely pass on the yoga class!

kinky said...

I liked your blog, mine is a bit different...don't look...lol

Girl said...

nice...

Fat Doctor said...

I'm pretty sure if I were to show up for Naked Sunday that would be the end of Naked Sunday. Of course, I do have Naked Sunday occasionally in the privacy of my own home...

Like the new look. Love the new attitude! Welcome back.

michaela said...

I'm self-conscious at the gym as is. Not exactly my cup of tea.

sir said...

De Man is a very common name in Holland, I used to live there.
The Dutch also had for years, a very open minded sex program on public TV, with a sex therapist. She was actually Belgian, little difference but slight. It was one of the most memorable programs I've ever seen on TV. It was great and excellent quality. She was also highly educated in her field.
The sauna is not in Amsterdam, it's actually in Finland where friends and family all go into the sauna on an icy cold day, all NAKED NUDE .... just as god made them :D All together, and it's one big happy group of people. During the sauna to cool down, they'll run outside and roll around in the snow (can you imagine those uncircumcised Finnish penises, the must have looked TiNy!)
Europeans tend to be much more open minded about nudity and sexuality. It seems a healthier mindset. Something Americans might want to consider.
i.e. who cares if Clinton was shagging Lewinsky! ppl ought to care more about Bush's killings. Hmmmmmm Human Lives versus sex....

Awesome Mom said...

Um eeewww! There is good naked and bad naked and exercising lifting weights ect. is very bad naked in my book.

Ajitbhai said...

Why nude in the first place.Medically I doubt it serves any purpose,in fact males require support during weight training.It surely will distract the serious ones coming to the gym,but will undoubtedly increase patronage especially from the voyoures.

k├»rstin♫ said...

yuuuuck ....
people with aversions to other peoples body fluids have enough to deal with as it is. towel and covers are not going to prove adequate to prevent ... things. ill stay home and work out THENK you very much!

OHN said...

I have seen waaay to many naked people to think that this would be even remotely attractive. Most people are not like McSteamy sad to say.

Anonymous said...

The human body is a beautiful creation, and if you're repulsed by it, think about this. You must be repulsed by your own 'natural' beauty.
Why is everyone so judgemental about such an amazing creation!?
People, you must have low self-esteem!

The Beach Bum said...

It's great to see that you are back, I throughly enjoy your blogs.
Also thanks for listing my Blog on your list of Blogrolls. It takes a lot of guts to link to my Blog.

Again, it's good to have you back Dr. A

Angela said...

I am naturally thin and very active... but do yoga and mediation to calm down my anxious restless mind!

jacqui said...

You know I think I know Patricks lesbian sister Hu de Man.

charlemagne said...

it seems more healthy to me than working out with clothes on. The sweat can freely flow.
About doing it in public, that's another story.
It never crossed my mind however to enter a sauna with bathing suit on, even in a public sauna! Seems like senseless to me.

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