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Gym and sukkot

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Rabbi Yoel Lieberman

Tammuz 21, 5782
Question
Is it permissible or ideal to go to the gym to exercise during Sukkot?
Answer
ב"ה Shalom It is permissible to go to a gym to exercise on Sukkot . Exercise is not considered a "melacha" a form of work which is forbidden on Chol Hamo'ed. Furthermore, a person may take care of his body on Chol Hamo'ed, such a showering and brushing one's teeth, and exercise comes under this category. However, exercise should not be the main event of Chol Hamo'ed, we should busy ourselves rather with the Simcha of Chol Ha'mo'ed. All the best
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