Anybody lift there? I hear they toss you for grunting. Not that I do that on a routine basis, but it's definitely a possibility during squats. Also, do they have non Smith machine squat racks?
I'm only asking because it's 10 bucks a month, as opposed to the 40 I have been paying for LA Fitness.
If it were free it still wouldn't be worth going. That place is everything that's wrong with the fitness industry.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
I have a membership across town at a World Gym which is alright. An affiliate of their's is Planet Fitness. There is one about 15 minutes from me. There is a Lunk Alarm which makes me upset. The gym is well equipped but with the Lunk Alarm and prohibition of chalk I really dislike lifting there. I only go if I need to.
The one near me has two squat racks and two Smith machines. That is not a good estimate as most gym's vary across the country.
Why don't you go there and either take a tour or request a free pass for a day to see if you like it. Some gyms give those out.
I will certainly tour, but my concern is this "Lunk Alarm". Does anyone know the sensitivity of it? Or if they actually toss you for grunting/making noise? How the hell am I supposed to squat/deadlift without exhaling 'loudly'.
That gym is horrible. I'm getting p*ssed off even thinking about that place (I've had bad experiences there, so it's bringing back memories).
I would ask them how much they enforce it. Talk to the manager there and see if they take it seriously. Tell them that you don't intend to be a nuissance, just that you need to make the sounds that a normal person makes when they exert themselves. If they don't like it then find another gym. Search for a not-so commercial gym that might suit you better.
This has to be the biggest load of crap I've ever heard off. Who would acually even bother taking out a membership there?
Wow, Planet Fitness sounds lame. There are no Planet Fitness around where I live but I read about them on forums such as this. The place sounds stupid. They serve pizza and donuts! WTF! PIZZA AND DONUTS!!!!
I bet if I walked into a planet fitness I would see a bunch of fat asses who have probably gained weight since joining the gym. I would probably see a bunch of skinny men who have done nothing but bicep curls for 5 years and wonder why they aren't big.
Also no squat rack!
Yea, it sounds TERRIBLE. No wonder it is 10 bucks a month. I honestly think it is for Fat people. That way, they can say they belong to a gym. Little do people know, their gym serves Pizza and Donuts....yummmmm. Could be good for a bulk though, Rhodes would probably agree.
Sounds like a place where Jack would go to do a little cardio.......
They had a big bowl of tootsie rolls the last time I was there.
it's a housewife gym
Age: 23 - Weight: 237 lbs - Height: 6'1''
S(atg) - B - DL
375 - 335 - 515
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I just watched the vid on Youtube, wtf. I can't believe they actually enforce that ****.
23 y/o, 170 lbs
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