Planet Fitness markets itself as a "judgment-free zone," but a Massachuttes man recently took that philosophy to a whole new level when he misinterpreted his local gym as a clothes-free zone instead.
The story of Eric Stanger has been spreading across the internet like wildfire ever his July 22 arrest after he was found practicing naked yoga in a crowded Plaistow, N.H., Planet Fitness.
Shortly after his arrest, Plaistow police Captain Brett Morgan told the Boston Globe: "When officers arrived, they found him there, completely nude: on his knees in a yoga-type position." Morgan continued, by saying, "He walked into the gym, stripped down at the door, then proceeded to walk back and forth a couple of times before settling in on the yoga mats."
While he was being placed under arrest, Stango told police that he thought Planet Fitness was a judgment-free zone. While that may be true, Morgan said that the fitness chain is "not a clothing-free zone."
Although the authorities and Planet Fitness patrons weren't amused by the naked yoga escapades, Stango's efforts have turned him into a social media superstar ever since his arrest. Shortly after news broke of his antics, Stango began popping up all over Twitter with tweets ranging from talks of proper hygiene and cleaning practices to people saying Stango is the hero of our time.
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