Before dicovering /fit/ I went to one for a month.
They have no barbells, only have dumbbells that go up to 75 pounds, and it is all true:
- Yes they serve pizza (I think it is only once a week).
- Yes they have a toozie roll bin at the front (see >>35812247).
- Yes they have a lunk alarm. I do not think staff use it that often but I have seen videos of it being used.
What's to hate, friend? Does your gym even have a food truck bash? Didn't think so
Gotta eat big to get big I don't see the problem with Pizza Monday desu
No, it is a shit gym. I can tell you because I work there. It's so shitty that we who do work out and also work there have our own home gyms we work out at. The only equipment we actually use is the treadmill when there's no place to run like currently since the sidewalks are still snowed over after snowstorm Jonas.
There's only one serious lifter who visits regularly and only because he's an extraordinary cheapskate. He's so much he'll even use time under tension to take 1 minutes to complete one rep with the 75lb dumb bells.
i refuse to believe planet fitness is real. it, it just can be.
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Oh, it's real.
They're too intimidating. They figure that most of their clientele just wants to go and walk in treadmills and MAYBE do a machine. Real exercise isn't something normal people do, that's just for gym rats.
They don't want people who will actually use their equipment. Part of their selling point is how clean, new, and shiny all their equipment is. So they add those rules to discourage actual gym goers from signing up.
The reason their price is so low ($10/month) is because they know that the price point is low enough that people won't bother to cancel because "next week/month/year I'll totally start going to the gym again".
Basically their entire business is taking $10 a month from people too lazy to work out and too lazy to cancel their subscription.
In that regard they're genius.
>Part of their selling point is how clean, new, and shiny all their equipment is.
I've never understood that. I don't want a gym that is too pristine and shiny. It makes me feel like I should relax instead of doing work. Arnold said something similar in his "Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding."
I can get how OHP, clean and jerk, and deadlift would be too "intimidating" for normies, but t-bar rows? Really?
I get what you're saying here, but beginners would be much better off doing real free weight barbell exercises, which you can't do at Planet Fitness. Also, their business model actually keeps their customers in the "mediocre" stage, because making progress would be too "intimidating." So many of those poor schmucks who sign up for a membership will be stuck at the beginner stage forever thanks to their clever business model.
>It makes me feel like I should relax instead of doing work
That's kind of the point.
Who would ever want someone to pat them on the back when they're trying to work out (I don't mean between set hype up either). Come relax, don't work out, have a cupcake.
yes, but at our franchise we aren't allowed to use it because someone literally had a heart attack and died