World’s first-ever marijuana-friendly Gym to open in San Francisco

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on May 27, 2016.

In a first of its kind, the fitness-inclined marijuana enthusiasts will be able to indulge in herbal supplements to their fitness routine, thanks to the planned opening of marijuana-friendly gym “Power Plant Fitness” in San Francisco this fall.

Jim McAlpine, who has now paired with former NFL player and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams to open the marijuana-friendly gym, is also the founder of 420 Games, an athletic series of Olympic-style events that aims to de-stigmatize healthy and responsible marijuana use.

The gym will allow for both vaporizing and edibles alongside a regimented fitness program designed by Williams. Although others have spread the word of marijuana-infused fitness, McAlpine says he believes Power Plant is the world’s first cannabis gym.

“Think of the yin and the yang of the body and mind,” McAlpine says of the marijuana gym concept. “We’re a body and mind training center. We’re going to get your body right and we’re going to get your mind right.”

In terms of the day-to-day at Power Plant Fitness, McAlpine explains each gym member will be provided with a “cannabis performance assessment” that will determine their individual tolerance levels and allow them to begin a healthy, well-rounded fitness routine that pairs with their lifestyle.

San Francisco law prohibits smoking indoors, but McAlpine said the 6,000 square foot location, which is still being firmed up, will be permitted for vaping. The gym is currently in the process of finalizing a lease in the notoriously weed-friendly city.

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