For people experiencing homelessness, a gym membership can offer more than an opportunity to exercise. It acts as a safe place to use the restroom, take a shower and keep the appearance of being housed.
If you're homeless, a gym membership can help
From this Episode:
For many homeless Angelenos, the gym is critical to survival
Mark (who asked that KCRW withhold his last name to maintain his privacy) goes to the gym every morning, even when he doesn’t have time to work out.