There is a new fitness craze almost every week. But in one town in the Netherlands the latest fashion is to go exercise at the gym - naked. One gym has opened it's doors to nude fitness and they say it is proving very popular.
1. Various of men taking part in nude fitness
2. SOUNDBITE (Dutch) Henk Lubbelinkhof, nude fitness enthusiast :
"It is ideal. We already have the nudist clubs, every Sunday in winter we have nudist swimming but there was nude fitness. So this is unique, this is great."
3. SOUNDBITE (Dutch) Patrick de Man, Owner of the FitWorld:
"How it actually happened was that two nudist visited the sport club for the first time and they were surprised to find the changing rooms separated and that was when the idea was born."
4. Various of men taking part in nude fitness
5. SOUNDBITE (Dutch) Ron van der Putten, nude fitness enthusiast :
" For some people nudism is still a taboo and they sometimes make jokes about it, which is regrettable because they put it in a bad light."
6. Men on fitness bikes
7. SOUNDBITE (Dutch) Henk Lubbelinkhof, nude fitness enthusiast :
"This also happens at the nudist clubs. If you want to take pictures at the nudist club the women are the first to leave."
8. Men sitting at the fitness bar
9. Man using fitness machines
10. SOUNDBITE (Dutch) Patrick de Man, Owner of the FitWorld: (Picture pixilated in parts to obscure genitals)
"We explained it to our regular customers. As you can see we have put sanitary products at four different stations. They are cleaning products as well as disinfecting products. Our present customers don't have any problems with it. If they don't want to come on Sundays, they don't come and the rest of the week is theirs."
11. A team of cleaner Sjaak van Huet and colleague walking through gym
12. SOUNDBITE (Dutch) Sjaak van Huet, Cleaner :
"If you do the normal cleaning maintenance in a regular way, then we offer an extra cleaning service because there is direct contact of skin with the fitness equipment, and that extra cleaning is sufficient to keep it hygenic."
13. Wide of gym
14. Street in Heteren
15. SOUNDBITE (Dutch) Robin Hoogwrost, Heteren resident:
"I don't think it is very hygienic and I would rather they leave their clothes on. I also think it's not very practical."
16. SOUNDBITE (Dutch) Martine, Heteren resident:
"I think everyone must be allowed to do what he wants to do within certain borders. And obviously there is a market for it and people are not unhappy with it. And as long as it stays between certain borders, I say, 'guys, good luck!' But they won't see me there."
17. Exterior of "FitWorld"
There is a new fitness craze almost every week.
But in one town in the Netherlands the latest fashion is to go exercise at the gym - naked.
One gym has opened it's doors to nude fitness and they say it is proving very popular.
If you are worried about what to wear when working out, you may want to sunscribe to a gym in the Netherlands for 'Nude Sundays'.
The first clothing-free workout session was attended by aound a dozen middle-aged and elderly menat Fitworld gym in the town of Heteren a town 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Amsterdam.
Henk Lubbelinkhof, a nude fitness enthusiast said the event was "ideal".
Patrick de Man, owner of Fitworld, said he got the idea in part from two of his regular customers who asked why he had separate dressing rooms for men and women.
He decided to open the gym on Sundays for nudists.
The response, he says, has been overwhelming - both positive and negative.
"There are things that you like to do, and for a nudist, it just feels better to do them with your clothes off," said Ron van der Putten, who drove for more than an hour to take part in the event, dubbed 'Nudifit' or 'Naked Sunday'.
No women nudists attended, though De Man said eight had signed up, out of nearly 100 applicants overall.
Sjaak van Huet says they will do extra cleaning after a nude fitness session.
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