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Old 10-01-2009, 08:17 AM   #11
Jamie J. Skibicki
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Re: Did a no-no at Planet Fitness

I see you still have sarcasm in england.

I was thinking. When most people start working out or trying to change their life, first piece of advice is "Get a buddy". A diet buddy, a training buddy, a study buddy, hell even AA recognizes this. So planet fitness is taking away one of the most valuable things you can do to help yourself get in shape.

Retards.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:24 AM   #12
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Re: Did a no-no at Planet Fitness

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* No squat racks
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* The banning of chalk, often used for heavy lifts such as deadlifts.
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* Short or revealing attire for men or women is banned.
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This is why I workout in my garage gym... naked...
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:28 AM   #13
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Re: Did a no-no at Planet Fitness

"This is why I workout in my garage gym... naked..."

Which would account for your lack of training partners.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:58 AM   #14
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Re: Did a no-no at Planet Fitness

So correct me if I'm wrong, if you were to spot someone, that would technically be a violation of their policy?
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:17 AM   #15
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Re: Did a no-no at Planet Fitness

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* The banning of excessive noise from bar drops etc. e.g. Olympic lifts.
* No gawking at women and making them feel uncomfortable or trying to pick them up.
* Short or revealing attire for men or women is banned.
* References to sexual orientation or any other offensive conversation is prohibited.
And, this is why the YMCA does not care that I canceled my membership and joined the CF affiliate. I can dump the bar while wearing a sports bra and tight pants, screaming profanity, talking about snatching and jerking, and staring at shirtless hot men doing ring dips. I don't miss the Y, and they don't miss me.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:46 AM   #16
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Re: Did a no-no at Planet Fitness

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Did a check of there rules, here is what I found:
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* An alarm (referred to as the "lunk alarm") is set off when individuals drop weights or "grunt" when lifting.
* The banning of grunting, swearing and psyching-up rituals.
* No cell phone use on the gym floor.
* The banning of excessive noise from bar drops etc. e.g. Olympic lifts.
* The restriction of dumbbell weights to a maximum of 80 pounds
* No squat racks
* The banning of chalk, often used for heavy lifts such as deadlifts.
* No jeans, bandannas, do rags or skullcaps.
* Must wipe down equipment after each use.
* No gawking at women and making them feel uncomfortable or trying to pick them up.
* Short or revealing attire for men or women is banned.
* References to sexual orientation or any other offensive conversation is prohibited.
* No lewd acts or public affection on the premises.
Wow. Workout nazis much? I think I've broken every single one of those rules in my garage gym in the last month. Except for talking on the cell phone which is reserved for strictly for the bathroom.

And Do they mean picking up women literally or figuratively? I've done both of those in the last month too...but to be fair, we are married.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:44 PM   #17
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The Planet Fitness I used to workout at also had "pizza night" and "coffee and donut mornings". And no, I'm not joking.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:28 PM   #18
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Re: Did a no-no at Planet Fitness

Yeah my gym has open house. It's absurd.
They have pizza, tacos, cookies and pop. Then they bring in stuff like an exotic animal handler and such. What does that have to do with fitness?
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:47 PM   #19
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So correct me if I'm wrong, if you were to spot someone, that would technically be a violation of their policy?
Well if you were coaching them ("Come on, you can do it, push harder") I have a feelign the manager on duty last night would say that is a violation.

As a side note, one of the three there last night had his membership terminated by PF today as they said he was "intimidating" the management last night. By "intimidating" from what I saw last night he was trying to seek clarification on what rule we exactly were breaking.

I'm going in there tonight, be curious if anything is said to me. I was going to upgrade my membership to a black card but told them to cancel that as I wasn't going to pay them extra money if they frowned on me working out with someone. Funny thing is the black card membership allows you to bring in a guest.

My guess is that the PF "trainer" was there last night and she must have been friends with the manager on duty and didn't like us wearing Crossfit shirts and doing a workout together. That was brought up that only she was allowed to instruct in exercises or lead exercises.

I'll hopefully be able to fine somewhere else to workout and be able to cancel this membership.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:48 PM   #20
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The Planet Fitness I used to workout at also had "pizza night" and "coffee and donut mornings". And no, I'm not joking.

They have a pizza night there, first Wednesday of the month or something. Never been to it and been a member for over a year. Struck me as kind of odd.
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