Is it as bad as people say? I only want to use it for cardio and use weights at home because I heard their free weights suck
I think planet fatness is suitable for cardio bunnies who's goal isn't about building serious mass with using heavy ass bangin weights so I think you'll be fine in there honestly. It'll suck when you change your mind down the road and decided to lift seriously.
OP i just started working on there about 3 weeks ago and its not really a gym for body building but its the only 24hr gym in my town and my body is shit so any gains is better than no gains for now
I had a membership with them for two months and went four times a week. They wouldn't let me deadlift or OHP. Most people never wiped down equipment and it was full of people using benches to talk on their phones and take selfies. The staff was nice except for the franchise owner who was an absolute prick when I wanted to cancel (corporate had to force him to terminate my contract). The whole pizza and bagels thing is true. The dumbbells only went up to 60lbs and all of the barbells were static weight up to 120lbs. It wasn't conducive to making gains. I work out at a power lifting / bodybuilding gym now. I feel like I could grow just from secondhand test alone. The only thing I even miss is the climate control, but cold makes for a good preworkout anyway.
Why are you so fucking autistic? You're using it for cardio. I've done 90 minute running sessions there in a tank top and shorts. No one's ever sounded the lunk alarm... and I make a lot of noise on the treadmill. If you're worried about anything worry about punks. It's cheap so it attracts niggers and teenagers.