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Is it halachically permitted for a man to exercise in a gym in which there are women who are not dressed modestly? Does it make a difference if there are no other gyms available for the person to go to? What about if there are other options, but they are economically burdensome (e.g. one can go to a mixed gym for free vs. pay to go to a single gender gym or to get one's own equipment)?

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Do you have any reason to think the fact that it's a gym is relevant? – Double AA Jun 19 '14 at 18:34
@DoubleAA where else would these issues come up? – user5173 Jun 19 '14 at 18:42
The beach? The city of San Diego? – Y ez Jun 19 '14 at 18:44
@YEZ An important part of the question is that the place has exercise equipment available for free (or a lower price than elsewhere), something unlikely to find on a beach or lying around in a city. – user5173 Jun 19 '14 at 18:50
user5173, anything that's important to the question ought to be in the question post. Extending @DoubleAA's question: Do you have any reason to think that the availability of exercise equipment is relevant to the question of Halacha at hand? If so, please edit your post to include this background. – Isaac Moses Jun 19 '14 at 18:53

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