As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, fitness centres are beginning to reopen much to the delight of gym bunnies and gym junkies around the world. In order to stay COVID-safe, many gyms have invested in extra social distancing measures and leaning services – however, no one is taking those precautions quite as seriously as these California gym pods.
Inspire South Bay Fitness in Redondo, California has ensured gym members feel safe during their workout routines by installing clear plastic pods around the facility.
Speaking to CNN, owner Peet Sapsin said the gym initially considered mandatory masks for all members. “We tested it out on Zoom, though, and could tell that people couldn’t breathe. We felt really bad for them. Our clients are like our family. We were thinking, how do we want our family to feel?”
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Instead, Sapsin and his wife planned and built a prototype of the pods made of shower curtains and PVC pipes. Apparently, the whole project cost him less than $400.
“We sent the prototype to our clients, and they were very excited, and felt more comfortable knowing there was a clear wall between one person and the next,” he said. “Everything you need is inside your pod – bench, mat, dumbbells. There is also a disinfecting spray in there, so that after, everyone can clean up after themselves.”
It’s an incredibly innovative idea, but social media users can’t help but notice the similarities between Sapsin’s plastic gym pods and the book store basement cell in the Netflix series You.
You’ve got to admit, these hygienic health pods do have a similar eerie vibe to Joe Goldberg’s secret dungeon.
The pods also have people wondering, what happens if you work up a good sweat? Will the pod get fogged up?
The good news is, COVID-19 can’t be contracted via sweat so the pods appear safe, in theory. But would you be keen to replicate a scene from You during your morning workout?
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