Staff trained to work at world’s first marijuana gym

by L&D31 May 2016
At this gym, members are guaranteed to finish their workout on a high.

Indeed, Power Plant Fitness in San Francisco is set to become the world’s first marijuana-inspired gym.

Its creation stems from the belief of the founders that marijuana is good for focus and recovery.

As part of Power Plant Fitness' L&D, employees are required to learn skills which are exceptionally uncommon in the workplace.

For instance, they have to learn to help members take a “cannabis performance assessment”.

In this assessment, employees assist members in discovering how marijuana affects their workout regime and how best to consume it.

Indeed, members have the option of being able to vape cannabis or consume edibles. In the future they also plan to add a balcony where members can smoke outdoors.

The assessment is also a solution to potential health-related accidents because the drug is known to be dehydrating, while some people report panic and dizziness.

The gym is being launched by co-founders Ricky Williams, a former NFL player, and Jim McAlpine, founder of 420 Games, which organises athletic events for marijuana lovers.

“It won’t be a place to get high and just screw around,” McAlpine said on the 420 Games website.

“We are focused on the athletic side, not the cannabis side.”

The idea of the gym is to stand up against the stigmatisation of marijuana smokers.

L&D Professional recently reported that a new study indicated that heavy use of the drug is damaging to the part of the brain linked to learning and memory.

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