My World Gym experience

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  1. Tranquili-G

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    I moved my office about 25 miles further away from my home as well as my gym. I had to reup on my membership at my old place and I was also looking for a new place closer to my new office.

    Well I noticed that there was a World Gym less than 5 minutes away and on the way home. What also intrigued me was that it was 24 hours. Sometimes I"ll be working as late as 2am and wanna hit the gym.

    Anyways I walked into this majorly commercialized gym. I haven't been to one of these since I was on vacation in California 6 years ago. I walk to the counter and was instructed to sit and wait for an "instructor". Great. I'm gonna get the noob treatment. Meanwhile I had to fill out this questionare.

    of the questions :

    1. what are you goals: to become as big as possible
    2. how long have you been training? 10 years
    3. do you want to gain weight, lose weight, maintain? see question 1

    :ugh: so the guy comes over. Not only was he a tad out of shape but he was the father of the guy who was dating a girl I slept with...the Dad didn't know...it just made it weird.

    Then he asks me what I wanted to join for and all this hoopla...

    cut to the chase....the don'ts of World Gym :rofl:

    1. no deadlifting
    2. no chalk
    3. no tank tops, or tight revealing clothing (no joke)
    4. no gym bags in the weights area
    5. no additional training apperatus'(sp?) ...like chains, bands, etc

    When I asked where the deadlifting platform was he said "no deadlifting" I said "ok, I've seen enough" then on my way out he tried explaining a lot of thnings, benefits of the gym. I asked "how much for 1 year, no payments just a straight cut fee" 800/year.

    "bye"

    how can they expect anyone that is remotely serious about training for strength or size to go there and plunk down 800 bucks? Its expensive enough buying all the food/supps per month....so I went back to my old gym for the 225/year and did some deads.

    :)
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    fuck commercial gyms


    i'm getting that shit together for you now dude
     
  3. Tranquili-G

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    thanks bro
     
  4. iCe

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    Shut up Filmy.
     
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    thats fucking retarded
     
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    What kinda shitty gym is that? :I would've given the girl at the front counter the :buttsex: then :wackit: in the managers face.
     
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    No deads.... WTF?

    I admit I currently go to a World's in NJ.....and I am one of maybe five people I see there doing DLs....but why the fuck would it be prohibited. hahahah too funny.
     
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    it makes too much noise when the meatheads slam it on the ground, fuckin gorillas :ugh:
     
  9. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    which one?
     
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    Fuck that noise... no chalk is where i draw the line..
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    the world gym that me and gogz used to train at was pretty decent
     
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    The world gym here is decent except for the weird ass plastic plates that they use
     
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    yeah World's are privately owned and operated, so each one is going to be different. The one i go to is pretty decent
     
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    I trained at a World Gym this summer that didn't give a damn and let me deadlift, throw chalk everywhere, use bands/boards/etc.
     
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    usually there mid-morning, but once I get back to work, it will be back to the 5:30am crew :wtc:
     
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    im at paramus. i tried working out in the morning once and i fell asleep on the leg press.
     
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    My gym is becoming more and more like that. The one dude who works there when I'm in is cool with what I do, but I hear from other people that they're cracking down on the hardcore members. That's on top of them getting rid of their power rack and doubling the number of cardio machines (unexpected bonus of cardio machines - more hot womens to stare at :eek5: ).

    Too bad ann arbor is a town full of pussies, this is the best gym i can find.
     
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    :rofl: I did the same thing in highschool when I would occasionally go before school if that was my only open time in the day.
     
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    you shut your fucking mouth
     
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    :rofl: i had to read this sentence and make a family tree for like 30 seconds :hsd:
     
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    i LOVED my world's gym. They had an actual deadlift platform in the center of the squat area. It was like a small stage. About 9'x9' square, 4" tall. They even had the little bar lifter hook thingy so you can put your 45's on it without lifting one end of the bar up.

    they supplied chalk on a small shelf on the wall that was falling off. when the chalk ran out, they had a bottle of baby powder up there.

    there was always chalk all over the place back there.

    3 full squat cages, 1 squat rack. Hardly ever saw anyone in them.

    the cardio stuff was on the other side of the gym with the front door set in the middle of the L shape. You never had to see or deal with the high society cardio people that didnt like the messy corner of the squat area.

    It was perfect. They closed down, planning to reopen in a place they were never able to get the contract for. :wtc: And it was only $25 a month.

    My golds has a no chalk policy :rant2:
     
  23. Tranquili-G

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    :rofl:
     
  24. Tranquili-G

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    I can see the no chalk policy....but when you inhibit your members from training the way they want to thats where I draw the line. There has to be some sort of ammendment to the consitution...maybe add to the first one "freedom of lifting programs" ...seriously thats really stupid not to let them dead, or anything like that.
     
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    i had forgotten :noes:
     
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