My gym closed down abruptly last Friday

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  1. 2000GT

    2000GT Active Member

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    As I was starting my workout last Friday I was asked to leave my gym by the landlord. Everyone was kicked out, and the locks were being changed.
    Basically a lease dispute between the owner of the gym and the landlord got to the point where the owner withheld payment for the rent, and so the gym was shutdown.
    This wouldnt be a problem as they have an affiliate gym, however the affiliate gym is too far away, very small, and has NO olympic bumper plates. Not a problem, go to a new gym, right? wrong.... I cancelled my membership and lost 30 bucks in it all which is no big deal.... however, there is not one gym in Vancouver that has olympic weights for clean and jerk, or a platform of any sort.
    The only option I have is travel to North Vancouver (30 mins with traffic) where my old gym is that has everything I need except for a place for me to box. So 3 days a week of traffic to travel to the gym and back (as I leave around rush hour, and leave the gym just at the end of the rush hour commute)

    The old gym had just been renovated and had brand new equipment brought in. (they spent around $300,000 apparantly in reno's)

    Anyway that is my rant - the situation is gay!

    This is my old gyms website and explanation:
    http://www.olympicgym.ca
     
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    sucky
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    shitty. we're invading canada soon anyway, fret not
     
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    that is gay.

    I wouldn't want to deal with that commute man.. I woudl just put up with not having an olympic set and go to another gym.
     
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    Wow, that sucks.
     
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    Only 3 days of 30min + traffic? You'll get used to it.
     
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    his entire workout is pretty much centered around OLY lifts
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    :rly:

    couldn't resist
     
  9. 2000GT

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    Yeah, my training is 1/3 olympic lifting. I am going to the university of BC this afternoon to try out there gym. Its tiny, but has a platform and bumper plates.
    The main concern is cost and parking, not sure they have free parking.
     
  10. CyberBullets

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    Ouch.

    They just opened a World Gym here in Abby. The parking lot is filled with hummers and vets. :greddy:
     
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    Take the bus up or bring your car and a vat of KY for parking cause you'll get it up the ass there.
     
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    Sorry to hear man, no fun :hs:

    Time to find a local playground, get a wifebeater and a skull cap and lift it up Hood Jesus style
     
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