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If you don't know of planet fitness, its popping up all over the country. If it is new or coming to your area you should check it out. One just opened in my neighborhood in Brooklyn and its only $1 to join, $10 per month, and no annual fees right now as a special offer. My current membership at a local spot ends in a week so I am planning on checking these guys out. Just thought I'd pass on the info:

 

http://www.planetfitness.com

 

 

-Dylan

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Ah, Planet Fitness!

 

Lots of fun discussions here and on many other lifting-related boards about them. Just don't plan on deadlifting, overhead pressing, making any grunting sounds, dropping a weight by accident, or looking too "meat-heady" to the staff, otherwise, they'll be sounding the Lunk Alarm on you and will escort you out of the facility!

 

They are cheap for price, but the downside of their bizarre and insane "We show our tolerance to new lifters by being intolerant to serious lifters" method of running things is a factor that makes a lot of people steer clear of them.

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Woh crazy. I plan on checking them out next week once my current membership expires at Richies. My roommate likes it there. I'll post an update after I go and let you all know of any weirdness and how the Brooklyn location fairs against the bad press the other locations have given themselves.

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don't plan on deadlifting, overhead pressing, making any grunting sounds, dropping a weight by accident

 

I'm all for keeping the decibel level down but what's wrong with deads and overhead lifts? Do they consider them unsafe or something?

 

Baby Herc

 

Yep, Planet Fitness apparently has a list of lifts they do not approve of in their gyms. After all, you could drop an overhead lift and whack yourself in the head! And, god forbid the racket from setting down a deadlift should disturb someone else, so it's obvious why they MUST keep those infernal lifts out of their facility! But, it's just even just that - they apparently don't even allow the standard "I let out a bit of a grunt due to completing a heavy lift" which happens involuntarily from time to time. We're not talking the "guy who never wears anything but a string tank top who screams during every set" situation, but imagine going all-out on your training as normal while being expected to maintain the level of being quiet as if you were trying not to wake a sleeping baby on the other side of the room. If they think you're being loud enough to break someone else's concentration, they can sound the alarm and force you to pack up and leave.

 

And, of course, like VS said, no chalk either. Not sure if they've gone so far yet as to measure lifting straps to ensure that they're not so long as to be unsafe

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haha! Nice! Though the kid was sort of a poor actor, including smiling in the snow.

 

But nice tone to the video

 

I didn't know all of this about Planet Fitness. Good to know.

 

Clearly it does speak to a certain audience and is likely a very good fit for a specific demographic, just as a hardcore gym has its audience, a powerlifting gym has its audience and so on.

 

The overall message should be to find a gym that meets your interests, no matter what those interests are.

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Robert your positivity is ruining this hater session. Hahaha. I still haven't made it out to planet fitness, working part time at trader joes moving heavy boxes all day is wearing me out and killing my gym motivation. I will still go check it out despite the reviews but it will likely be with a hypercritical eye after hearing all of this craziness from all of you.

 

-Dylan

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Robert, have you seen the commercials for Planet Fitness? They're borderline offensive to anyone who is trying to improve themselves or progress in any way. But yeah, they probably appeal to people who would like to stay out of shape.

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I hadn't seen the commercials. I don't have TV and never thought to look for them before. I looked on YouTube and found some. The gym does seem to have some silly rules, but like I said, it will appeal to a certain audience. Certainly not serious lifters, or real serious athletes, but the people who are looking to use some machines to lose weight, or to help an aging body, etc. The hotel gym kinda feel is what it seems, but with monitors and rules Kinda like Curves, there seems to be an audience for any kind of gym, but Planet Fitness does not look like a place I would be able to train in. Their "judgement free zone" seems completely hypocritical too.

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we're not judging but don't do certain lifts or make certain natural noises while lifting or you have to leave....hahahaha

 

So I didn't end up checking them out, I missed the sign up for the intro deal and my local gym is running a summer deal so I jumped on that instead. I like supporting the local guys anyway.

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Yeah, local gyms are the BEST ever! I love them.

 

Some chain gyms have been pretty cool for a variety of reasons, but those local gyms are almost impossible to beat (assuming they have all the proper equipment for a variety of interests).

 

For the record, since I have no experience, I did look up Planet Fitness on YouTube and it does look pretty insane with the loud alarm going off, etc. There are plenty of videos that are entertaining on there

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