Attention all pot heads: Drop the Funyuns and listen up! Here's a gym that will pair your runner’s high with an actual high!
Power Plant Fitness in San Francisco is opening the world’s first weed-friendly gym this fall, according to Dose.com. The gym’s creator is the same guy who started the 420 games, an Olympic-style event for stoners. The workout facility will have a “Cannabis performance assessment” to help you determine how to factor weed edibles into your workout, pre-workout, and post-workout rituals. They'll even have a designated area to smoke a doobie before you pump iron.
Power Plant Fitness is also bringing some big names on board like former NFL running back Ricky Williams. He's a co-founder and will serve as the gym’s spokesperson. If you don’t remember, he was the 5th overall pick in the 1999 draft for the New Orleans Saints, but had several NFL setbacks due to his marijuana use. Williams is hoping to de-stigmatize pot use for athletes and combat stereotypes of laziness.
If you're not buying it, science is actually on their side. The American Journal of Medicine published a study saying marijuana users are less likely to be obese, have a lower risk for diabetes, and a lower body mass index.