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Old 11-02-2006, 07:21 AM   #1
Tim Weaver
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http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_305235233.html

Man Escorted From Planet Fitness Gym For Grunting

(CBS) WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. You can lift, strain, crunch and sweat all you want at the Planet Fitness in the Dutchess County village. But whatever you do, do not grunt.

Yep, "no grunting." It says so, in black and white, on a sign posted at the gym. One former member learned the new rule the hard way.

"This is really absurd, especially the part about the grunting," said Al Argibay, a corrections officer who learned first-hand "no grunting" means exactly that.

Argibay, a former competitive bodybuilder, joined the gym in September because it was affordable and convenient.

Planet Fitness is also somewhat picky, with a long list of dos-and-don'ts posted right inside the door.

"No grunting or screaming" is listed, along with "no bandanas or do-rags."


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There's more...hilarious!!!

I would love to call them and ask if grunting is allowed because I like to be intimidating while I work out. And can I wear a bandanna to keep the sweat out of my eyes? :biglaugh:
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:36 AM   #2
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Too funny. I've never seen that sign. The funniest sign I saw was when I was working out on base. It said "Do not spit in the water fountains."
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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He did sign up to go to a gym that had signs that said "No grunting" btw. Otherwise I might have a bit more sympathy.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:42 PM   #4
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I've been told not to drop my bumpers because someone complained that I was "freaking them out!" I still grunt and drop. ;)
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:56 PM   #5
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LOL. I dropped the bar once (and those weren't bumper plates) and then there was the time where I couldn't get up on a squat... I tried to lightly set it down behind me. :-)

I think I've grunted occasionally, but it wasn't intentional!
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:11 PM   #6
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geez, i would have been kicked out after last weeks cindy....and i thought my gym had a lot of rules.

btw, loved the title of the thread
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:23 PM   #7
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When I was training at the university weightroom, someone remarked after one of my heavy single reps, "Was it a boy or girl?!" One of the guys followed with an equally loud effort. My question was, "so what did you just pop out?!" I miss those testosterone filled weightroom days. :showoff:
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:23 AM   #8
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According to their sign you can't deadlift either.

Is sweating ok ?

They're opening one nearby next month. I'm half tempted to join just to see if I can get thrown out.

Their website uses the slogan "judgement free zone" but I guess it only goes one way. How is grunting being judgemental?

On the other hand the guy did know the rule, however stupid they may be.

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Old 11-03-2006, 08:22 AM   #9
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I think you have it all wrong.

here is the link to their mission statement (family friendly and all that jazz):biglaugh:

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and from their employment application "Do you want to be a member of the Judgment Free Staff? How about wear cool t-shirts with the PF Logo on it? Wouldn't it be nice to have fun and make money at the same time? Do you like free pizza (every month)?"

paleo and zone friendly as well...:puke0000:

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