PLAISTOW, New Hampshire — A man was arrested for brazenly working out in the nude at a Planet Fitness gym, claiming that he thought it was a “judgement free zone,” cops said.
Eric Stagno, 34, of Haverhill, New Hampshire, walked into the Planet Fitness in nearby Plaistow on Sunday, then stripped off his clothes and began walking around the room before settling on a mat to do yoga poses, police said.
“The story we got from witnesses was that the guy walked in, stripped down right there in front, left the clothes and belongings at the front desk, walked back and forth across the gym a couple of times and then settled in over at the yoga mats,” Plaistow Police Capt. Brett Morgan told the Manchester Union Leader.
Morgan said other patrons reported feeling “uncomfortable,” “disgusted,” “sick” and “unsafe.” When officers arrived, they found Stagno in a “yoga-type pose” on a mat. Morgan said.
“The only comment he made was that he thought it was a judgment-free zone, apparently referencing their slogan,” Morgan said.
Stagno was charged with indecent exposure, lewdness and disorderly conduct.