Saying they are in the mood to do exercises totally nude while embarrassed young adults nearby pretend not to notice, a grandfather and grandmother have announced plans to spend an afternoon in Mondorf.
“I’ll start with the sauna, and after rinsing off and wearing not so much as a hand towel around my waist, I’ll take an energetic walk around the thermal pool,” said Ettelbruck resident Bernhard Schultz. “I’ll put a real bounce in my step to ensure proper flopping for all my parts down there.”
“I’ll do squats and side lunges if my knees feel strong enough,” he added.
Marie Schultz says that due to arthritis, she will go for gentler yet equallying discomfort-inducing movements.
“I’ll find the most enamored young couple in the pool, and I’ll take a spot near them and do some naked stretches, possibly some nude yoga poses,” she said. “Anything to give my muscles a workout and make those young people’s cheeks go red.”
Visitor Camille Brock, 28, says that while watching nude elders nonchalantly chat while doing side bends is not her favorite activity, Mondorf would not be the same without it.
“I went to some thermal baths in England where everyone wore swimsuits, and most of the elders were rather discreet and even slightly embarrassed by the skin they did show,” Brock said. “It was offensive, to be honest.”