Outrageous gym claims exercise public’s patience




When the strong-arming began to tax gym memberships and exercise classes in Washington, D.C., (as is already done in many states) opponents to the tax turned out to protest by striking yoga poses in public spaces — the warrior pose, the mountain pose, assorted poses with arms, hips and torsos thrust at interesting angles.

The protest was so much more original than the usual placard-carrying protests that I immediately raised my free weights in support.

“Power to the posers!” It wasn’t much power, as the weights were only 2-pounders, but still. When all the posing and posturing ended, the council triumphed against their opponents who were, shall we say, stretched thin.

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