Planet Fitness isn’t embarrassed to be known as the wimpiest gym in town. Yet, like grunting, dropping weights is also highly prohibited at Planet Fitness. You dont need to spray hatred over the internet. Planet Fitness believes that our diversity helps drive innovation and excellence and that our employees will perform best in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. Actual free weight lifting has become extinct in the world of corporate gyms. better yet just eliminate all free weight, plates & dumbbells altogether, drop the planet fitness sign, and call your foolish business. The point of the yoga pants is an example of how these rules are unfair and still judging members by instilling them. 3. I am all for showering my fellow humans with compassion and empathy. Great Comment! If for no other reason those 8' X 8' areas used for cleans & dead can be used to squeeze in more machines and hopefully attract more members. Technically, it’s against Planet Fitness’s policy to bring in unauthorized personal trainers and can lead to account termination. You need a solid flat surface when doing cleans, jerks, dead lifts and squats. The complainer is exactly the type of Neanderthal the business does NOT want on their premises, and I can't say I blame them.. No one wants to see, smell, or hear these juiced up proles fueled by rage. When you join Planet Fitness, you can pay a flat fee of $10 a month and have access to all of the weight training and cardio equipment in the gym on a daily basis. I love reading comments internet warriors. Tons of variety in cardio and strength equipment. I think they are the total judgement zone. | Reply to this comment, February 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm They even went as far as limiting the amount of weight you can use to workout, i.e up to 75 lbs dumbells at my facility. Treat others as you’d like to be treated isn’t a bad way to go about doing things. Owners want all of their clients to show up so they can get great results. | Reply to this comment, February 6, 2017 at 8:55 am This not only adds some flair to your workout, but it also helps work your core muscles. I work out in them and sometimes wear them to work. However, isn’t that the case with almost everything we do for the first time? Have them read. Plus, get a copy of Tony’s Pick Things Up, a quick-tip guide to everything deadlift-related. Get contact details that poster left for the company. In today’s guest post by Texas-based personal trainer, Shane McLean, he does a brief “deep dive” into the phenomenon of Planet Fitness and how it mirrors much of the sentiment above. Masked-up team members. Planet Fitness TV Spot, 'Hot' Submissions should come only from the actors themselves, their parent/legal guardian or casting agency. Joining Planet Fitness may have saved my life. Cleans are also an excellent all around exercise. Those feelings described don’t last. The rules are posted everywhere and if you did not like them try finding a better deal than theirs!! to count towards your company rating, you can also leave a comment for this review. It boggles the mind with other possibilities. There are plenty of other workout facilities that you would fit in just perfectly. The one on Garners Ferry is staffed by really nice people and that facility is always CLEAN!! I wasn’t given the chance. Excluding certain people from the gym doesn’t mean judgment and intimdation stop. So read the rules and there is no contract so you can quit and see if you can get a better deal!! Brandon toys around with the idea of bringing back his fake ID production business and relives the glory days of being the go-to ID producer on campus. There will always be gyms who compete only on price and price alone. | Reply to this comment, February 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm We were surrounded by people who were in much better shape than we were. Maybe Planet Fitness should change their name to Communist Fitness. Could you imagine any other industry doing this? By the way it's AMERICAN. And your comment about obese women is insensitive. Despite the promising data, however, the franchise company Planet Fitness has decided to eliminate personal training from its facilities. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I wanted to do something about it. But don’t worry about that because… There are wall-to-wall treadmills. However, I’m not a fan of purple. 3 Day Full Body Planet Fitness Workout. Write a private message as Planet Fitness verified representative. This is one reason why most gyms have rubber floors or rubber coated weights. However, taking politics out of the conversation1, it’s a safe observation to note we live in an era where we have a proclivity to shield people from “bad” feelings or from experiencing failure or hardship. The problem is you do need extra padding and theoretically there should be an 8' x 8' plywood platform. Planet Fitness is for gym newbies who don’t get along with meatheads, protein and clanging weights. The regular gym folk may get annoyed when ‘their’ gym is full or the machines have all been taken or the biggest granddaddy of them all, the squat rack is being used for biceps curls. Do you also tan there? Shanon of Zanesville, OH. They canceled my membership because a man was watching me and drooling, and I showed him my wedding band, to signal I was hetrosexual and he got mad he couldn't pick me up. What an ingenious idea. Lateral Lunge. There are locations across the United States as well as in other countries such as Canada, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Mexico. The day I walked into Planet Fitness I weighed 315 pounds. | Reply to this comment, September 26, 2018 at 11:54 am They stock their facility with good old fashioned cardio, weight machines dumbbells and barbells and not much else. It seems to be pretty clear what Planet Fitness’ agenda is. This is a gym that installs an actual alarm that may be pressed if someone is perceived to be working out too hard. Planet Fitness is a "Judgment Free Zone" and certain lifting exercises is not allowed in their facilities, i.e deadlifts, overhead presses, clean and jerks. We’d scan the room and realize, “Shit, I’ve got some work to do.”. Instead of cowering in the corner and waiting for free pizza, I used this as motivation to get better. So in other words, sit on your ass and enjoy the free pizzas!. We lose. This one makes me mad. Oh and I can also take a guest anytime for free. Oops, a minor editorial mistake. Yes, the no judgment zone. Exercises that Planet Fitness has banned. It allows you to train each muscle 2-4 times per week depending on how you choose to schedule your workouts for the week. It’s a way of gathering or releasing energy, all of it designed to give you that extra bit to get you through a heavy lift. So the only reason I go to Planet Fitness is because it's the only gym that I can afford right now. Likewise, the Company is | Reply to this comment, February 12, 2017 at 10:24 am Some facilities do not even allow supersets. | Reply to this comment, January 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm It’s not my intention to rag on Planet Fitness because the facts speak for themselves. I’m assuming I’m preaching to the converted here. Sure, they might be intimating, but once you get to know them, they could be as gentle as a pussy cat. Nobody likes to lose and nobody wants to get his or her feelings hurt. Tony Gentilcore. You take your health and fitness seriously and invest time, money, effort and sweat equity into it. Saved by Massive Iron. I know about determination. We are processing your message. What a crock! They keep their costs down by omitting fancy stuff like juice bars and personal trainers and by not following every exercise fad. | Reply to this comment, February 6, 2017 at 9:45 pm I refuse to workout in a facility that puts limits on my workouts and dictates to me what I can and can not do. See his butt? Planet Fitness has built its reputation on maintaining a non-competitive work environment which has led to banning of certain exercises (which happens to be my favorites) and certain types of lifters.. Whether they’re real or imagined, use them for positive change. Sneakily trying to do DLs isn't an option. I've never had any restrictions placed on me for weights. In keeping with their Anti-Fitness regime, Planet Fitness also bans its members from doing certain exercises. I’m obese and reserve the right to wear yoga pants. At least at my PF, there are machines and free weights outside the circuit area for those who want to do multiple sets on one machine. Any gym is better than no gym. | Reply to this comment, February 6, 2017 at 8:58 am Then don't go there. They also seem to like an office or factory environment so working out in a corporate looking facility makes the repetition of machine use natural to many. Their reason "Excessive Noises" you make, may be offensive to other members. If you were in the circuit area, then yes, you need to stop your set, wipe down, and move on when the light turns red so others can continue their circuits. | Reply to this comment, January 30, 2017 at 12:17 pm Join now! [6:02] Connor finds out he is for sure not allowed in any Planet Fitness. What most gyms need to do is designate an area of the gym for those exercises. Shane “The Balance Guy” McLean, is an A.C.E Certified Personal Trainer working deep in the heart of Texas. They usually head straight to the cardio machines to watch TV or to the dumbbell rack to do endless variations of biceps curls hoping their belly will magically disappear. These newbies are looking to lose a few pounds and think doing endless sets of curls is no big deal. If you wish that your prior post be removed, submit a notarized letter. "Fought for your freedoms" is the most murican line evarrr. Furthermore, in my experience these type of people are more than willing to help and share their tips, tricks and techniques. Free fitness training for our members. | Reply to this comment, January 30, 2017 at 2:34 pm However, most people’s health and fitness is worth way more than $10 per month and free tootsie rolls. Planet Fitness is more of a place for people who are not juice heads and power lifters. You CAN’T!! For most beginners, a full body split is a great first workout program to use.. Is it really helping? However, bringing the (albeit slight) nefarious side of why Planet Fitness even exists is something I find very interesting and something worth discussing. I.e., shielding people from failure and uncomfortable situations. The whole vibe of the movie is to demonstrate that feeling sad or angry or scared is okay…and that it’s a normal, nay, a necessary component of growth. | Reply to this comment, January 30, 2017 at 2:21 pm I have been a member for years and I’m loving it!!!! **Note to other comments about this topic: If you leave PF with the standard two week notice and on good terms, you do not get banned from planet fitness -- if you up and quit and/or leave in bad circumstances, then you do get bared from entering any planet fitness for *up to 90 days*. The start of the New Year brings a stampede of newbie gym-goers who enter a gym for the first time disappointed by their ever-growing waistlines. These stipulations are something that should be made aware prior to signing new members up. | Reply to this comment, February 8, 2017 at 1:41 pm Planet Fitness fits right into the era where we give out trophies for participation and ribbons for finishing last. It's very different at a CrossFit box. From their Rules and Regulations (2014): > Personal Training: 89. Having temptation around when trying to make a change is a sure way to fail. Thank you for your service by the way. Also, 20% discount on all other in-store purchases. Being offended is something that is totally subjective and unfair. This is a gym that specifically bans intense exercise. This bozo has no clue. I certainly don't want to lose my membership to the one gym within my budget. Planet Fitness has built its reputation on maintaining a non-competitive work environment which has led to banning of certain exercises (which happens to be my favorites) and certain types of lifters. We get intimated by a situation or a person. Kabuki Education Week – Hosted by Kabuki Strength – is a unique opportunity to attend 40+ live hour-long lectures… Read more, January 30, 2017 at 11:17 am Shane believes in balancing exercise with life while putting the fun back into both. Our first commercial gym experiences were probably similar. This mad. In fact one owner ownes 3 franchises so I’m sure they are not missing your judgemental attitude. Either we pack our bags and go home or use this as a learning situation and move onward and upward. They were bigger, faster and stronger and most of them knew what to do. . When you have a hard training session at the gym it’s pretty typical to be grunting or making some kind of noise while pumping. And Planet Fitness isn’t helping. Being out of ones “comfort zone” is necessary for growth, don’t you think? Username and password will be sent to you via email. Planet Fitness Facility. Society, in general, plays a massive role too. They are doing quite well and have cornered their share of the market, and they keep on growing. Certain exercises such as free barbell squats and overhead presses are a major part of a lot of intensive weight-training, but due to the “no gym intimidation” rule, these exercises are barred and won’t be a part of your training. Go join one and quit your ***'. However, this doesn’t fit with real life. | Reply to this comment, February 6, 2017 at 8:54 am obviously planet fitness IS a judgement zone!! Rights Reserved, You Are About to Contact PissedConsumer.com, Planet Fitness - Manager is a bad woman- Paso Robles Branch, I have read and agree to the Pissed Consumer. | Reply to this comment, September 24, 2018 at 2:54 pm You can’t I pay $20 a month and use the facility 3+ times per week. No Lunks." How mad? PF is not for people like you. NOTE: I’d highly recommend checking out the Pixar movie Inside Out. The fact that they are doing yoga and exercising is determination I bet you wish you had. Cleans especially are becoming a lost art in the US simply because you can't do them in most gyms now a days. Review #584454 is a subjective opinion of | Reply to this comment, February 7, 2017 at 6:22 pm We’re stuck in an emotionally devoid rut. You should probably listen to him if you have any hope of getting a butt that good. | Reply to this comment, February 6, 2017 at 8:56 am People who have taken the time, effort and sacrifice to get in shape should be role models to others and not kicked out of the gym because they’re ‘too muscly’ or for making too much noise. And if you don't like somewhere, its as simple as dont go back. Yeah. [13:10] Connor gives an extra plug to and urges The Adonyx Family to put in a good word for Connor on her page. HINT: More load isn’t always the… Read more, CHECK THIS OUT FIRST 1. I am not spreading hatred just awareness. Planet Fitness franchisees will have the remainder of the first quarter of this year to phase out personal training. It’s good. STACK is for dedicated athletes who train with exercises that get you banned from Planet Fitness. Squeak-clean & spacious gym and the home of the Judgement Free Zone®. They keep their costs down by omitting fancy stuff like juice bars and personal trainers and by not following every exercise fad. It's obvious their model is quantity over quality. For my cardio and tanning and massage chair and table included. Planet Fitness will still have on-staff trainers providing free training in small groups but they no longer will be allowed to conduct one-on-one training during non-shift hours. Your ability to speak your mind to me is because of people like me who have fought for your freedoms. | Reply to this comment, January 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm One of these banned exercises is the weightlifting staple, the deadlift. “It goes right to the essence of our business model. I purposely waited until Tuesday to talk to the manager (who was not there when this happened) forgoing the gym for two days, over the Holiday weekend, which I hated to do. She sent me a cancellation notice, BEFORE I went in to speak with her. Ridiculous conversation when it suddenly turns military..Military ppl should understand freedom. Planet Fitness (PFIP LLC) is an American franchisor and operator of fitness centers based in Hampton, New Hampshire. A gym where you’re not allowed to do deadlifts is like a gym without treadmills. How can you tell if people are judging you anyway? Whether these feelings are real or imagined, they have led to a rise of gyms, like Planet Fitness, who market themselves as the “non-gym.”. It’s the business model, and it works. Charles on April 09, 2018: My location has WIFI 86th and Township Indy! The newbies may feel judged or intimidated because of the looks they receive from the regulars or from the lack of help they receive from the gym staff. Product or Service Mentioned: I mean, everyone on Facebook and Instagram lives in a world of butterfly kisses and rainbows (and delicious looking entrees), and it’s hard not to compare and feel up to snuff amongst everyone else’s hunky-doriness. Private messages do not impact your company rating. The company reports that it has 2,039 clubs, making it one of the largest fitness club franchises by number of members and locations. Don’t worry, it’s not an anti-Planet Fitness diatribe. Would You Like to Convert It Into Review? Testing limits (the "trying really hard" part) can naturally lead to the point of muscular failure where a weight is occasionally dropped involuntarily. Some facilities do not even allow supersets. ️. You will be automatically registered on our site. There are LOTS of "real" gyms out there. They also offer free pizza, bagels and even tootsie rolls to their members on the gym floor. As Women's Health explains, this lunge exercise is performed by moving your leg out to the side instead of in front of you. There’s no need to preach to the choir here. Please include at least one social/website link containing a recent photo of the actor. No, you can’t buy that luxury car because it will make feel bad that they don’t have one. ↩, Coincidentally enough I choose the picture for today’s guest post before actually reading it. Sure, we may’ve felt slightly intimated or maybe even judged by the other regulars at the beginning but those feelings will fade with time and sweat equity. They say women love machines. I just eyeballed it, but I’d have to guess that the Planet Fitness I went to was … | Reply to this comment, February 5, 2017 at 5:13 pm Thank You for Your Reply! You will be able to edit the text before publishing. 24. They just want to look better naked and are (usually) not interested in strength or performance goals. I told them that "obese women in yoga pants offend me, do you have a restriction on obese women wearing yoga pants?" However, I take exception to the way they portray non- purple commercial gyms. Most gym members, management and staff are metrosexuals more worried about looking like the cover of the latest fashion magazine. In support of this belief, Planet Fitness is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment. The monthly rate is lower than the cost of a couple of burrito bowls from Chipotle. I think Barney the dinosaur and LSU would approve of their color scheme. Don't you get it? 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