Description: LIKE movie theaters and libraries, many fitness clubs have insisted for years that their workout areas should be cellphone-free.
Date: December 7, 2011
Their logic is as simple and straightforward as a push-up: they want to prevent people from yakking on their phones and annoying the fitness buffs who want to crank out reps and mileage in relative peace. Safety is another reason, because texting while running on a treadmill can be hazardous to your health. But what makes sense in theory is becoming harder to police in practice. Gym owners say their members are dividing into two camps, those who can’t stand cellphones on the gym floor and those who see their phones as indispensable to their workouts as a bottle of water. READ REST OF STORY
Questions for discussion:
- What are the pros and cons of banning smartphones in public places?
2. Who should make the rules of who and where people can use their very private smartphones?