Exercise meets cannabis at Colorado fitness center


A fitness center in Wheat Ridge isn’t giving its customers a runner’s high, it’s letting them actually get high before the workout.

It’s called “Breaking The Stigma Fitness.”

For owner Janessa Lea, it’s more than just a business. She’s in it for her health. She has a connective tissue disease known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, causing chronic pain that cannabis helps ease. It eases the rigors of everyday life, too, at least for this customer.

“Gotta get the kids to sports, gotta make dinner, gotta clean the house, gotta work 40 hours a week.  When I come in here and I consume cannabis, this softens and my body comes alive,” Ashley Kingsley, a fitness customer.

Break The Stigma Fitness doesn’t sell marijuana, but gifts it to customers in the form of free samples.

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