New Drug-Friendly Gym Wants You To Get High And Swole At The Same Time

Foster Addington

If you're anything like me, going to the gym takes a lot of persuasion.

I'm a little ashamed to admit I've been a member of my local workout spot for over two years and have gone a total of five or six times (I'm busy, don't judge me).

However, it looks like my unhealthy habits might change for the better because a new gym is about to open that encourages its members to smoke pot before they work out.

Roll me a joint and sign me up!

That's right: The world's first cannabis gym is about to open in San Francisco, California, and it'll bring your workout routine to new heights.

The upcoming gym is called Power Plant Fitness, and it was created by 46-year-old Jim McAlpine and ex-NFL star, Ricky Williams, Outside Magazine reports.

McAlpine hopes to shatter the "lazy" stigma behind smoking weed and insists the gym won't be a "hangout for potheads."

The innovative weed-smoker is convinced smoking pot will enhance his customers' workouts, saying,

If you use it right, cannabis takes the things you love and lets you love them more. With fitness that can help get you into the zone, into eye-of-the-tiger mode.

To ensure athletes receive the best experience while they're high, McAlpine said the gym will give "cannabis performance assessments," where trainers will determine how marijuana can help members during their workout.

The entrepreneur also hopes that members will be able to buy weed at the gym so they can toke up before or after their workout.

In addition to the bud, McApline plans on selling Power Plant's original line of edibles that have different workout uses.

Describing the treats, he said they're "made for pre-workout focus and post-workout recovery.”

McApline's business partner, Ricky Williams, previously spent five seasons playing football on The Saints and The Dolphins, but retired in 2004 after failing a third drug test for marijuana.

Since then, he's been campaigning to bring awareness to the positive aspects of smoking weed for athletes.

His mission to defeat the stigma behind smoking weed coincides perfectly with the goal McApline set for Power Plant Fitness, and pot-smokers with a love for fitness now have a home.

The gym will open in May, and we're crossing our fingers a second location will open on the East Coast in the near future.

Citations: A Bay Area Gym Wants You to Get Sweaty and Stoned (Outside)