Oh no! I’m sorry to report that cold plunges are great

A look into the breathtaking wellness trend beloved by athletes and celebrities from Lizzo to Joe Rogan

In a basement, past a weight room, at the end of a fluorescent-lit hallway sits a portal to human potential, a gateway to peak physical performance and mental mastery. It’s a tub filled with cold water.

“It’s probably at about 47F [8.3C],” says Carmen Sturniolo, the owner of Ambitious Athletics, a gym and training center in Washington DC that has one of the only publicly available cold plunges in the city. He drops a small rubber ducky equipped with a thermometer into the water to monitor the temperature. Across the room, a framed picture of a cartoon diplodocus swimming says: “The important thing is that I believe in myself.”

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Category: Mental Health