January 21, 2019 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #1665603
I am looking for frum guys who are interested in investing in a full functioning gym exclusively for men, located in Flatbush. This is just a feeler to see if there is any interest. Would love to hear from guys who currently work out seriously who would prefer an alternative to a mixed gymJanuary 21, 2019 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #1665701
I am looking for frum guys who are interested in investing in a full functioning fast food restaurant, located in Flatbush. This is just a feeler to see if there is any interest. Would love to hear from guys who currently eat hamburgers who would prefer an alternative to MacDonald’s.January 21, 2019 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm #1665696
Why did the last one close down?January 21, 2019 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #1665720
I think people started eating healthier.January 21, 2019 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #1665727
too much space needed for the income ask yeled vyalda to open one in flatbush there you are not paying for the property …vehamavin yovin similar to a wedding hall in brooklyn cannot survive unless its under a mosad and you are using the basement of a yeshiva like all the atreres …..January 21, 2019 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #1665769
How is Yeled not paying for the property?January 21, 2019 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #1665803
Perhaps he means property taxJanuary 21, 2019 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #1665823
Yeled is a not-for-profit?!January 21, 2019 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #1665825
How about considering a dual use facility that might provide a better return on your investment. A full-service “guys only” gym which is configured so it can also be used as a simcha hall. You could schedule the gym to reopen so that all the yungerleit who fress at the simcha could immediately do an hour of cardio activity to work off some of the calories.January 21, 2019 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #1665862
A gym for men only loses half the population as potential customers and honestly alot of frum men do not work out so you would need non-jews to join in order to turn a profit.
Your best bet is a normal GYM with some seperate off peak hours, that might workJanuary 22, 2019 7:23 am at 7:23 am #1665926
My guess is The previous Kosher GYm because it got too ambitious. It moved to larger quarters at less convenient location with problem parking. I was thinking more in the lines of owners will be investors who put in a certain amount of money and then charge membership. The alternate hours didn’t work for me when I went to that gym. There are a number of frum guys where I go now and it just seemed that they , like me, would feel more comfortable in an all-male gym.January 22, 2019 8:52 am at 8:52 am #1665934
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my rov told me instead of going to gym i should run to shul, and to the beis hamedrash, and learn standing up whilst holding my gemoro, whilst shockeling, as this will exercise my guf and neshama avoiding bitul zman! ive finished bava kamma already, and my biceps are looking like large sized challahs, im yirtzeh Hashem by all of youJanuary 22, 2019 8:52 am at 8:52 am #1665937
What’s this business about “would feel more comfortable in an all-male gym”? Going to a non-all male gym is forbidden by Jewish law.January 22, 2019 9:13 am at 9:13 am #1665958
Magid of Pinsk; Who is your Rav? The Pinsker Rav?January 22, 2019 9:15 am at 9:15 am #1665953
Joseph, a gym that has men’s days and women’s days is assur?January 22, 2019 9:17 am at 9:17 am #1665961
Thats why He “would feel more comfortable in an all-male gym”…..burning the calories w/o worrying about visual distractions and burning in gehonom. Seems like a no brainer to me.January 22, 2019 10:59 am at 10:59 am #1665973
Going to a non-all male gym is forbidden by Jewish law.
My understanding is that it’s a fence, not a law.January 22, 2019 11:02 am at 11:02 am #1665976
I saw a Story of Berel Wein. Berel Like to Jog and one morning he was jogging wearing Jogging clothes and he saw Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach. he was embarassed because of the way he looked and Rav Sholmo Zalman said to him NU your health is important tooJanuary 22, 2019 11:03 am at 11:03 am #1665981
RY23, attending a gym that has both genders utilizing it at the same time is prohibited by Jewish law.January 22, 2019 11:06 am at 11:06 am #1666011
RebYidd23: Of course it would be assur. A guy working out on the treadmill could be led to have inappropriate thoughts about who might have been running on that treadmill 24 hours earlier. A slippery slope to pritzus and worse.
Obviously its not assur given that Agudah and other frum mosdos have events at advertised venues highlight the fact that they provide swimming pools with separate hours for men and women. A more complex but pressing shaylah for the armchair CR poskim is whether it is mutar for men and women to play on a golf course at the same time (in separate foursomes of course).January 22, 2019 11:37 am at 11:37 am #1666069
DovidBT: Shmiras Einayim is a law not just a fence. (Even had it been a fence, fences are binding not optional.)January 22, 2019 11:37 am at 11:37 am #1666067
Is this the mens or womens section of the coffee room?January 23, 2019 9:09 am at 9:09 am #1667060
Doesn’t Shmiras Einayim conflict with being a “light unto the nations”?January 23, 2019 9:59 am at 9:59 am #1667077
If it does then Shmiras Einayim unquestionably takes precedence.January 23, 2019 10:20 am at 10:20 am #1667129
Consider having the treadmills and stairmaster screens loaded with videos of a different shiiruim or perhaps even the daily learning for the daf yomi. Members of the fitness center could combine their daily learning with cardio exercise assuming they are among the lucky few who can actually read the screen while moving (something I’ve never been able to do even with progressive lenses).January 23, 2019 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm #1667127
I know that at some JCC’s have separate male and female hours (in Baltimore the local JCC has a room that is separate for one-gender only, with separate hours for males and females = in addition to the larger fitness room which is mixed). ARE THEY ARENY INDEPENDENT “FRUM” SINGLE GENDER FITNESS FACILITIES THAT ARE PRIVATELY OWNED OR AT LEAST OPERATED BY FRUM ORGANIZATIONS, ANYWHERE?January 23, 2019 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm #1667170
curves in an example of a female only gym, and cuts fitness for men is male only.
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