If you were to walk into Downsize Fitness, a new gym in Dallas, you would notice that things are a little ... different.
There are no mirrors, the windows are frosted and the people are, well, large.
That's because Downsize Fitness is meant specifically for overweight customers. If you're not at least 50 pounds overweight, you can't even join the gym.
"When you're on my side of the scale, it's not inspirational to look at other people in half-uniforms, showing off their bodies, showing off their abs," one member at Downsize Fitness told WTKR in Dallas. "And I'm sure you don't want to see me in a half uniform. Showing off what abs you can find."
Even some of the trainers used to be overweight. Krisanne Hale said she's lost 115 pounds in the past year, and she can sympathize with her trainees.
Once members reach their goal weight, however, there's no need to worry that they'll get kicked out. Michael Stout, the manager of the Dallas "Downsize Fitness," told the PostGame that the gym encourages people to stick around to serve as motivation to others.
"Eventually when they get to their goal weight, they're able to help other people," Stout says.
The owners of the gym, which also has locations in Chicago and Las Vegas, chose Dallas because there is a significant percentage of the local population that is obese. Stout says more than 50 people have joined the gym since it opened in late August.
But if all goes well, soon everything won't be bigger in Texas.
(H/T to Barstool Sports)
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