Man arrested for exercising completely naked at Planet Fitness says ‘This isn’t a Judgement Free Zone’

A man who stripped naked before working out at a New Hampshire gym told police officers that he thought he was in a “Judgement Free Zone,” before being arrested.

NECN reports 34-year-old Eric Stagno, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was charged with indecent exposure, lewdness and disorderly conduct on Sunday for taking off his clothes and exercising at a Plaistow Planet Fitness.

“This place isn’t a ‘Judgement Free Zone,'” Stagno told “If it was a so-called ‘Judgement Free Zone’ you wouldn’t be calling me asking me about this arrest! Never again will I go there.”

Police say he walked back and forth and started doing poses on a yoga mat. He allegedly referenced Planet Fitness’ slogan that it is a “Judgement Free Zone.”

Stagno is free on bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 21 in Plaistow District Court.

Additional Reporting by © The Associated Press.

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