Dallas Gym Only Wants Overweight Members

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People can dread going to the gym almost as much as the actual exercise they get there. But a new Dallas Area gym is hoping to change that.

Downsize Fitness is a selective gym in North Texas that caters to people who need to lose 50 or more pound of body fat.

When members are interested in joining the gym they are weighed and their body fat is calculated before they are admitted to the gym. Fit men and women who try to join are directed to other gyms.

The idea of the gym comes from the fact that many overweight people don’t like the traditional gym atmosphere. The new gym opened in September here in Dallas but has had successful gyms in Chicago and Las Vegas as well.

Dallas was a logical choice as it has one of the highest rates of obesity in the country.

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