- May 31, 2010
- Empire State
I know we have some regular and serious lifters and gym rats here so I'll ask if any of you know anything about this place. Apparently it's a large chain so I looked into it since there is one close to me and is open 24/7. I went in this morning to see if I could walk around for 30 seconds and was promptly greeted by some grossly overweight man. I asked if I could take a quick look and he said I needed an escort. I was surprised since the place wasn't that big(did he think I was going to steal a stationary bike?). I sighed and said okay but then he wanted me to fill out a form with name/address/phone#/email, etc. I said to him, "Dude. Can't we just walk around for a minute? I'll be able to tell right away if this is a place I want to join." He said that was not possible so I wished him a good day and left. I read up on Planet Fitness and from what I could see it caters to non-serious exercisers because serious lifters/exercisers intimidate them. I don't even recall seeing any barbells or squat racks. WTF is this a real place????