Gym for Fat People Only

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Want to lose weight but feel uncomfortable in a gym filled with fit people? Thirty-nine year old Francis Wisniewski of Downsize Fitness has the solution: a gym that's open only to fat people.

... the gym chain [...] only accepts clients who are at least 50lbs overweight. With branches in Chicago, Las Vegas and Dallas, the gym chain was inspired by the hit TV show The Biggest Loser, and aims to reduce the insecurities that larger people go through at regular gyms. So the only skinny people allowed at Downsize Fitness are the trainers.

And it doesn’t stop just there. The gym has gone a great length to ensure that its clients do not feel bad about themselves and stay motivated to come back every day. The facility has no mirrors lining the walls, and the windows are frosted so that passers-by cannot look inside. The machines are also specifically designed to suit those who are chronically overweight and obese.

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It doesn't seem like a good idea: If the gym succeeds in getting the members trimmed down 50 pounds or more, do they then exclude them? The only members who would stick around are gonna have to stay fat...thus negating the beneficial health and weight reducing effects of regular exercise. The fat, staying fat, quit attending the gym, cancel their memberships and the gym goes out of business.

Suck it up and go to a conventional gym. We are all rooting for you, some of us were fat and out of shape in our previous lives.

See you at the gym, on a regular and continuing basis. You have to sweat all that fat off, it doesn't go away without focus, determination and effort.
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