I have a piece out today over at Slate called Gym Rat Control Why is the Planet Fitness chain of health clubs trying to alienate people who love to work out? which is generating even more conversation than the last one I did for them, and only half as many people seem to think I'm asshole. Not sure if that's good or bad? Probably would have been a bit higher if I'd gone with my original idea of just writing about how fat and lazy everyone is, which my editor talked me out of for some reason.
I don't really enjoy the Planet Fitness gyms I've been to, as they don't have the types of weights available that I'm used to. That's fine, they aren't designed for me. I'm all in favor of people doing whatever type of exercise they want, incidentally. What's that thing they used to say about Harry Potter and Oprah's Book Club? May not always be great literature, but, hey, at least they're getting people reading.