Former Saints Player Ricky Williams Opens Marijuana Gym
Is working out while high the next exercise craze?
Most people are probably aware of former Saints running back Ricky Williams marijuana suspension from the NFL. Well, he's taking his belief in the drug to another level.
Power Plant Fitness is toting itself as "The World's First Cannabis Gym." The gym recently opened in Novato, California, and (as I'm sure you've gathered by now) is a place where people can get high while working out.
You might be thinking, "Well that doesn't really make a lot of sense. Being stoned doesn't exactly make me want to workout."
Jim McAlpine is one of the other men behind the gym. He had this to say, “I personally use it for focus,” he says. “It’s not about getting high. It’s about keeping my mind engaged in the activity I’m in.”
Ricky Williams weighed in on it as well, including using cannabis while playing football.
I think a lot of people buy into the stoner stereotype where guys just sit on the couch, smoke and don’t do anything, and they’re not very motivated. I found when I was playing football that using cannabis helped me relax physically, relax mentally and even spiritually.”
If you're not one to smoke marijuana, Power Plant will also offer edibles, and topical gels.