“Exercise classes often function just as much like a church as they do like a gym: They gather people into a community, and give them a ritual to perform. The comfort of clipping your shoes into a beloved SoulCycle bike or landing the first blow on your favorite heavy bag at a boxing gym is not so far off from the reassurance of arriving at temple on a Friday.” The Atlantic on The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes. (I’m agnostic: I doubt the existence of me at the gym.)