Many believe that smoking weed before the gym enhances their workouts. Weed helps some focus on deeply targeted muscle groups, eliminates that ‘let’s get the fuck out of here’ voice in your head that faintly speaks to you at the gym, and kills those workout aches and pains that can convince someone to not push themselves.
I, for one, am a huge gym stoner. I go to the gym higher than Chris Christie’s cholesterol and make it a point not to leave until I’ve worked off my high. I make sure smoking is the very last thing I do before I leave for the gym. I must get into all my workout gear because waiting increases the probability of convincing myself to order Thai food and watch six episodes of Workaholics.
I am far from the only one who subscribes to this mindset, as a soon-to-be-opened gym in San Francisco will allow and encourage marijuana use. It’s name: Power Plant Fitness.
The gym’s co-founder, Jim McAlpine, wants to shatter the stereotype that weed and working out go together like Israel and Palestine.
Via Tech Insider:
“It won’t be a place to get high and just screw around. We are focused on the athletic side, not the cannabis side.”
Alpine ain’t no schmuck just trying to make headlines, he is the co-founder of the wildly successful 420 games, the Olympics for stoners which has taken off nationwide. Pot enthusiasts attempt to complete triathlons, obstacle courses, mountain bike races, golf tournaments, and the signature 4.20-mile run.
McAlpine says the Power Plant Fitness facility will allow edibles and vaping on-site to start, and plans to add an outdoor smoking deck for those who want to blaze the old fashioned way in the future.
Each member of Power Plant Fitness will optimize their workouts by undergoing an assessment at the beginning of their membership.
New members will take a “cannabis performance assessment” under the supervision of staff to determine the “most optimal ways to consume.” Some might find a bite out a pot brownie gives them the push they need to complete a circuit training workout, while others find it knocks them on the floor.
What do you think bros? Think this concept will catch on or are most stoners completely content with watching the screensaver on their computer for hours?
If this dude’s joining, I’m in.
[h/t Tech Insider]