Friday, September 16

Lunk head?

When I first saw the Planet Fitness segment on the Daily Show this week, I thought "this has to be a joke. There can't really be a gym that sets off a siren if someone grunts while lifting weights." That's just obnoxious. Who would pay to work out in a gym that sets off alarms for infractions?

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I kept thinking that it all must be some big Daily Show joke. If such a gym existed, it wouldn't also claim to be a "judgement free zone." Right? That would be... absurd.

If setting off a "Lunk™ Alarm" isn't passing judgement, what is?

Apparently it's true. Quoted directly from the Planet Fitness website:
As the most innovative health club brand in the United States, Planet Fitness is known for a lot of things – our absurdly low prices, our Lunk™ Alarm, and most of all perhaps, for our Judgement Free Zone® philosophy, which means members can relax, get in shape, and have fun without being subjected to the hard-core, look-at-me attitude that exists in too many gyms.

Just wow.

Have any of you been to a Planet Fitness, or any other gym with bizarre rules and regulations? Is there something I'm missing that helps this all make sense?


  1. I hate going to gyms where guys slam the weights and grunt and groan. It's so frustrating and very unnecessary.

  2. I wish I could claim to have done this myself (I don't have the guts), but in response to excessive grunting at our gym, my friend decided to respond by screaming bloody murder while curling a 3lb weight. Needless to say, her point was made and grunter was oddly silent the rest of his workout.


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