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DocColossus 03-04-2010 06:37 PM

Planet Fitness rant.
 
I have a rant for you all... I'll post this in the general subject forum as well for those who don't follow my journal...

So currently I have three gyms I train at (technically 4 but 2 are the same company, different locations):

1.) Perfect Shape because of it's heavy dumbbells.
2.) APECS because it's a fully functioning strongman facility
3a.) Planet Fitness
3b.) Planet Fitness Boston.

My rant is about Planet Fitness, as I'm sure you all expected. I HATE that they make me feel so uncomfortable whenever I go there. They go on and on about being a "judge ment free zone" yet anytime I go there, they judge me (well one specific person does).

This d*ckhead regional manager always has something to say about my training, no matter what I'm doing. I was doing Rack Pulls with 765lb the other day, and he had issues that the weight was too heavy and the barbell was bent. He had issues that I was doing barbell shrugs with 855lb and the bar was bent more... Why should I be kept to training with lighter weight when I'm fully capable of handling MORE than I even have been...

I asked why he has such a problem with my training there, he said I'm:
-Too big
-Too strong
-Intimidate members

D*ck! For one thing I never intimidate people, and if I can tell someone seems uncomfortable around me I break the ice and make jokes of conversation, and then they loosen up, ask a few training questions, then all is well. The statement I'm too strong is silly, there's no such thing!

The fact he said I am too big really bothered me because I felt like he was making me sit in the back of the bus, use a separate water bubbler, go to separate schools...etc. I felt like I was being discriminated against, because of my appearance. I know the examples I gave are bold and over dramatic, BUT bottom line is prejudice is prejudice, no matter where or how it happens... and it feels lousy. Why is it I should be penalized for working hard towards achieving my goals? Why should my years of dedication be torn down by one mans opinion, which slowly infects those who catch wind of it...

I asked what policies I have violated, he said none, but that he knows I don't fit there, that I'm a big fish in a small pond and need a bigger watering hole... So today (this is the reason for the rant) I walked in the gym for a leg workout... His car was parked at the front door (in a fire lane, not only violation of their policies but also violation of state law and breach of public safety)... I knew it was going to be a rude, very judgmental workout... I stretched for about 15 minutes to try and get my head clear, free from the mindset that he was going to come up and complain to me, or make me feel discriminated against (trust me I could rip him in half, and wouldn't mind it, but I'm diplomatic with social issues, never want to burn any bridges, maybe my next boss turns out to be his uncle...etc. Small world, never know).

End of stretching I just knew I wasn't welcome, and left... took the day as an off day to recoup, but that's not fair and no PAYING MEMBER should ever be made to feel that way...

Anyways I guess I just wanted to get that out of my head and into yours... Now I feel better haha...

/rant.

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CallmeKing 03-04-2010 06:46 PM

Planet Fitness sucks. I didn't even knew that had free weights. If you're not breaking any rules just ignore him he's probably just jealous.

MMA Max 03-04-2010 06:51 PM

You are to big and you intimidate me.. Please find you exit to the left from the forum

ahahahah!

Fuk them!

DocColossus 03-04-2010 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CallmeKing (Post 34298)
Planet Fitness sucks. I didn't even knew that had free weights. If you're not breaking any rules just ignore him he's probably just jealous.

He's just a company man who thinks he's doing right by them by harassing me, not remotely necessary!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max1973 (Post 34299)
You are to big and you intimidate me.. Please find you exit to the left from the forum

ahahahah!

Fuk them!

(packs my bag and walks out the left door):vroam"

CallmeKing 03-04-2010 06:57 PM

I've heard a lot of bad things about them. Is that the only gym you can get to or something? Have you ever set off the lunk alarm?

Grim83 03-04-2010 07:01 PM

id have just gone about bending every bar there, and pulled a branch warren

DocColossus 03-04-2010 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CallmeKing (Post 34303)
I've heard a lot of bad things about them. Is that the only gym you can get to or something? Have you ever set off the lunk alarm?

I have one like 3 minutes from my house, and the other 2 gyms are about 25 minutes from my house... So it's convenient. Also, the PF in Boston is good because it's near my girls school, allowing me to train whenever I go with her there if need be...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grim83 (Post 34304)
id have just gone about bending every bar there, and pulled a branch warren

What's pulling a Branch Warren?

BendtheBar 03-04-2010 07:21 PM

The way I see it is like this...who gives a **** if you're bending bars, it's probably you and 10 other people using them anyway - and 8 of those are benching on Monday. I may be wrong, having never been to a planet fitness. But the few commercial gyms I trained at, the only guys using the barbells were Monday bench pressers.

DocColossus 03-04-2010 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 34309)
The way I see it is like this...who gives a **** if you're bending bars, it's probably you and 10 other people using them anyway - and 8 of those are benching on Monday. I may be wrong, having never been to a planet fitness. But the few commercial gyms I trained at, the only guys using the barbells were Monday bench pressers.

Problem is I stand out because I'm the only person there who can:

-Bench over 315lb
-Shrug over 405lb
-Dead Lift over 405lb.

Nobody else there CAN bend bars, and for that they HATE me...

ALSO BTB: I'm online for another 15 minutes or so if you wanna email me a few more ?'s...

Grim83 03-04-2010 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DocColossus (Post 34306)
I have one like 3 minutes from my house, and the other 2 gyms are about 25 minutes from my house... So it's convenient. Also, the PF in Boston is good because it's near my girls school, allowing me to train whenever I go with her there if need be...



What's pulling a Branch Warren?

there was a clip of him tossing a loaded bar through the gym


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