Nudists sweatin' it out at the gym

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 10:04 PM EST

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The first clothing-free workout session at a Dutch gym went ahead as planned in Heteren, eastern Netherlands, Sunday March 4, 2007, and participants and observers said it met expectations. Around a dozen middle-aged and elderly men braved the glare of nearly twice that number of journalists, including reporters, photographers and at least five television teams, to fulfill their dream of exercising naked. "There are things that you like to do, and for a nudist, it just feels better to do them with your clothes off," said Ron van der Putten, left, who drove for more than an hour to take part in the first session, dubbed 'Nudifit'. "You feel more free." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)A dozen middle-age and elderly men were game enough for a Dutch gym’s invitation to work out nude. But they were vastly outnumbered by the dozens of journalists watching them lift, row and cycle in the buff.


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