For some, working out at the gym can bring on tremendous amounts of anxiety. If you’re a little on the fluffy side it can feel like a walking through the flames of hell when you have to run on the treadmill flanked by the slim and trim. But at Downsize Fitness, skinny people aren’t welcome. At Downsize Fitness, which has locations in Chicago and Las Vegas, the environment is non-intimidating and members can focus on working out.
Club member Tara Lawton told the Tribune she’s lost 20 pounds since joining in October:
“I want to cry sometimes at how it changed my life. My body is responding positively to being pushed.”
Eligible clients must be at least 50 lbs overweight, according to the company’s website and when members reach their goal they “graduate” from the gym.
Do you think overweight only gyms are necessary?