Power Plant Fitness sounds like a safe haven for cannabis users who want to unwind with some bud and barbells after work, but it’s hard to ignore the potential health-related risks.
McAlpine says the facility will allow edibles and vaping on-site to start, and plans to add an outdoor smoking deck for those who actually want to smoke in the future. San Francisco city and county law currently prohibits smoking weed inside most public venues.
McAlpine’s other venture, 420 games, is like the Olympics for stoners. The company hosts athletics events nationwide, where pot enthusiasts and their families compete in triathlons, obstacle courses, mountain bike races, golf tournaments, and the signature 4.20-mile run. It launched in San Francisco in 2014.
The gym (which is in the process of finalizing a lease) doubles down on the 420 Games’ mission: to reverse the lazy stereotypes about pot users.
This fall, San Franciscans will be able to get high while getting swole.
The company also plans to produce a line of edibles designed for pre-workout focus and post-workout recovery, according to a press release.
A new gym called Power Plant Fitness will allow members to consume marijuana on-site while working out. It’s claiming to be the world’s first cannabis-friendly gym.
In an email to Tech Insider, McAlpine explains that the gym looks to cannabis as a tool for focus and recovery. New members will take a “cannabis performance assessment” under the supervision of staff to determine the “most optimal ways to consume.” Some might find a bite out a pot brownie gives them the push they need to complete a circuit training workout, while others find it knocks them on the floor.
Anyone who has ever toked up and experienced dry mouth knows that marijuana can be dehydrating. Plus, marijuana use by novices can lead to everything from dizziness to panic. Add in some physical exercise and it’s hard to say what will happen.
A gym where people can get high onsite is opening in San Francisco This fall, San Franciscans will be able to get high while getting swole. A new gym called Power Plant Fitness will allow