LOL @ planet fitness

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  1. rebs

    rebs shares AIDS OT Supporter

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    One of Planet Fitness' most significant departures from the norm is its firm rejection of the industry's lingering hardcore reputation. Its clubs go out of the way not to cater to zealous bodybuilders or powerlifters. There are no squat racks, dead-lifting platforms, or dumbbells heavier than 80 pounds, and "lunkhead" behavior-e.g., grunting loudly, dropping weights-isn't tolerated. In fact, franchisees are required to install a "Lunk Alarm" (similar to a police siren) that can be activated at the first sign of inappropriate behavior. If a member errs twice, they're ejected from the club-forever.

    The company's commitment to a casual nonintimidating environment generates memberships. Grondahl estimates that, for every lunkhead a club loses, it attracts 200 new members. "Gold's, World, Powerhouse-they helped create the fitness revolution," he observes, "but their brand, their image-which most people still associate with bodybuilding-is going to hurt them in the long run. The hardcore market just isn't viable anymore."
     
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  3. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Fuck them right up their ass.

    Although I think I'll go to one next week and ask about membership while wearing a Westside Barbell t-shirt and give the salesman all kinds of shit. The reason they get so many members is because (at least around here) they're dirt cheap. I guess most people are content with being weak ass pussy bitches.
     
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    i'm a fat guy, so i think i'd prefer that kind of environment, but i could see how that would suck for the hardcore people... but then again there's tonne's of other gyms for them to use
     
  5. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Well down here they just bought out a Worlds, Powerhouse, and a couple of others. They're spreading.

    It doesn't matter if you're fat or not, why put yourself in an environment that imposes limits on you. It's not like people are going to laugh at you at another gym.
     
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    someone here should get a daypass with a friend.. sneak in a video camera. and drop like 2-3 heavy deadlifts at the lockout.

    whoever does this gets a sub from me.
     
  7. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Hell I'll pay for a guest pass, bring in an ammonia bottle, throw chalk everywhere and yell LIGHTWEIGHT while deadlifting 600lbs and slamming it down.

    Just give me some time :p
     
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    i miss my homo aim chats with cavefish
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Then you should train with powerlifters, you'd fit right in
     
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    if you do that, you have to record it.
     
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    forum95 come SEE ABOUT ME BABY BOI OT Supporter

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    xela So say we all!

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    OMG take pics. :rofl::rofl:
     
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    to each their own :dunno:
     
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    Iv been going to planet Fitness for the past 9 months or so. I was at there westbrook maine location and iv gotta say that location wasent all that bad, they had a squat rack(granted most people used it for curling) and there was no "lunk alarm".
    I just had to move however and transferred my membership to there Brunswick location... and it is the worst most panzy gym iv ever been to. They dont even have a flat bench, no squat rack. Its so bad i have to use the curl bar to do deads hahaah, luckly i havent been caught by the lubk police yet. For 10 bucks a month it was well worth the westbrook location, but the one im at now is nearly useless!
     
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    they are opening one in the town next to me. I am for sure going
     
  16. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Wait a minute...so if they kick people out for slamming down weights aren't they "judging" them? But how can they do this if its a judgement free zone?

    I CALL SHENANIGANS!
     
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    its ofr the big guys who are scary
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    like cave
     
  20. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    they advertise like they are really popular here. signs everywhere, quite a few gyms too.

    my friend went to one for a trial week and got kicked out b/c of the lunk alarm. hehe. cool shit.
     
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    Fun Facts!

    Have you seen PF's famous candy jars filled with purple and traditional Tootsie Rolls®? We go through over 400,000 each month!
    On Pizza Nights (the first Monday of every month) we go through 1500 pizzas. That's 38000 slices per year!
    The second tuesday of every month we serve up free bagels to our club members! Come on by and get your own!
    Only at PF!


    :rofl: WTF...we're a gym, who gives out free candy, pizza and bagels?
     
  22. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Wait, $10 a month AND free pizza?

    Fuck I'm signing up tommorrow.
     
  23. rebs

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    what the fuck
     
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    They'll be bankrupt in a month! :bowdown:
     
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