C’mon, Guys: Naked Man Arrested At Planet Fitness For Thinking It Was ‘Judgement Free Zone’

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It was just last weekend I witnessed my own naked dude bike riding through my neighborhood. This guy was highly offended. Now I’m wondering how he would have felt visiting the Planet Fitness in Plaistow, New Hampshire last week. I’m guessing he wouldn’t have been thrilled at the “naked yoga.”

A 34-year-old man identified as Eric Stagno was arrested at the popular gym chain after stripping naked and doing yoga. Completely care-free — or oblivious — to the looks of horror surrounding him, Stagno responded by saying he thought it was a “judgement free zone” (referencing the gym’s slogan).

CBS Boston

Police say 34-year-old Eric Stagno was walking around naked at the Plaistow gymbefore settling in on the yoga mats. Officers arrived at the Planet Fitness to find him nude on his knees in a yoga-type position.

Call me nuts (pun intended), but I’m certain the “judgement free zone” has to do with the shapes and sizes of customers’ bodies, not showing every inch of those bodies on shared equipment.

Stagno was charged with indecent exposure/lewdness and disorderly conduct. This is Stagno’s mug shot:

Photo: Plaistow Police Department

Stagno was released on $1,000 bail and is due in Plaistow Circuit Court come September.

Mr. Stagno, please do naked yoga in the privacy of your own home. Or simply stick with alien yoga.


Josh Helmuth is a sports reporter in St. Louis who contributes to Mandatory. He sometimes does yoga with his wife, in his clothes.