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Planet Fitness, the gym

It's supposed to have a tolerant atmosphere where fatties aren't ridiculed. You can also join for either $10 or $20 a month.

What's your opinion of this gym?

by Anonymousreply 4011/23/2015

It's where I go. It's good. They have a helpful staff, plenty of machines and I never have to wait for one. If you're serious about working out it's a good place. My trainer is a grandmother, former olympic gymnast, has a body that would put most half her age to shame and is a real ball buster. But I'm not there to be coddled, I'm there to stay in shape.

by Anonymousreply 111/12/2012

Was she an American gymnast?

by Anonymousreply 211/12/2012

I couldn't rate it helpfully until I know how cruisy the showers are.

by Anonymousreply 311/12/2012

who's r1's coach?

I say Olga Korbut.

by Anonymousreply 411/12/2012

She is American, I googled her but she didn't medal do it's like she was well known. Honesty, she intimidates the hell out of me. But hell, that's her job and I can't argue with the results.

by Anonymousreply 511/12/2012

lost 80 pounds by going there every day under a year.

Fine gym.

by Anonymousreply 611/12/2012

So how cruisy is Planet Fitness?

by Anonymousreply 711/12/2012

R7 I can only speak of the one I go to, but not at all, or at least very little. Then again, I'm weird, I'm there to work out.

by Anonymousreply 811/12/2012

Which one is that?

by Anonymousreply 911/12/2012

Sorry for the bump, but I'm wondering if anyone has any more info?

One has opened around the corner from me and I'm thinking about joining...but I've read some awful reviews of other locations and the national chain. Broken machines, unplanned charges showing up on your checking account, no trainers, etc....

by Anonymousreply 1003/12/2015

Most importantly, do they have steam rooms?

by Anonymousreply 1103/12/2015

New York Sports Club is going to a model of "no towels in the locker room" You have to ask for them at the front desk. Is there anyone who goes to Plantet Fitness in NYC? Do they put towels in the locker room or do you have to ask for them?

by Anonymousreply 1203/12/2015

Isn't it all pink green and purple inside? I don't think I could deal with that. The cheap price is attractive but that means it gets all the ghetto garbage. Plus I'm sure they insist on hitting you with extra loud rock and r and b.I content to listen to that shit.

by Anonymousreply 1303/12/2015

"Plus I'm sure they insist on hitting you with extra loud rock and r and b.I content to listen to that shit."

NYH&R used to blast loud ghetto music. I left when my membership was up. I couldn't take it. I couldn't hear my own music over that crap.

by Anonymousreply 1403/12/2015

It allows men in the ladies locker room so it is on the way to becoming an all male gym. Great place to go to get away from fraus.

by Anonymousreply 1503/12/2015

[quote]So how cruisy is Planet Fitness?

Very, when I'm skulking around there at 3 A.M.

by Anonymousreply 1603/12/2015

depends on the location but the pros are cheap and lots of machines. The cons are often unsanitary locker rooms and they tend to be Frau-magnetized.

I think if they stopped serving free pizza the first Monday of every month, the frau population would decrease by 89 percent.

by Anonymousreply 1703/12/2015

Free pizza at a gym? That's like happy hour at an AA meeting.

by Anonymousreply 1803/12/2015

I can't imagine doing a workout, feeling good about yourself and completely negate everything you just did by grabbing a few slices of pizza on your way out. They also have bagel Thursdays or some shit like that. I know it's because they want people to remain fat so they keep going to the gym but how about some hummus and veggies or something for the nutritional savvy?

by Anonymousreply 1903/12/2015

In the locker rooms, (both of them) there's all the sausage you can eat!

by Anonymousreply 2003/12/2015

Really, really depends on the location in terms of the cleanliness, cruisiness and clientele. The one in near me doesn't have a lot of free weights. I was a member there for a while before joining the local YMCA. Didn't like the "one enormous room" set up, but that's not why I left.

by Anonymousreply 2103/12/2015

Or a really good smoothie with some protein powder? This is Planet Frau by any other name.

by Anonymousreply 2203/12/2015

R6: may I ask if you are male or female and your age? Your answer may give me hope.

by Anonymousreply 2303/12/2015


by Anonymousreply 2403/13/2015

It's a basic no frills gym. Equipment is in decent shape, but its just standard equipment, nothing fancy. Some free weights, but not a lot.

Staff is nice. Locker room, at least at the one near me, is kept clean. Of the members, about half have never worked out before. The other half knows what they're doing.

by Anonymousreply 2503/13/2015

How do people feel about Blink gyms?

by Anonymousreply 2603/13/2015

Bump for planet fitness. How are they? Anyone go there, and how is your experience?

by Anonymousreply 2711/19/2015

Joined when it was near an office I worked at; froze my Gold's membership and saved a few hundred for three years. Definitely not as fun, gay or cruisy, in fact not at all. But I was just in my workout-only phase.

Yes, icky decor, and I found a daytime break when they weren't playing awful music.

by Anonymousreply 2811/19/2015


by Anonymousreply 2911/19/2015

I have been to a few across the country. I like the 24 hour, they are all very clean, plenty of machines. No frills. Great people. As someone wrote above, not cruise at all. Lots of regular people in the morning. I avoid gyms after 10 am.

by Anonymousreply 3011/19/2015

since they are open 24 hours, are they cruisy after midnight?

by Anonymousreply 3111/22/2015

R31 see R16

by Anonymousreply 3211/22/2015

It sounds like you'd feel more comfortable and Gold's gym. Really.

by Anonymousreply 3311/22/2015

I was asked to leave. They said I was grunting. I'm pretty sure I was just exhaling in a silent empty gym.

Regardless, they also have funhouse mirrors with a sign.. "Don't believe or trust in mirrors" AND what drove me insane was motion activated room fresh ers above the treadmill. So while I was doing cardio.. I was constantly sprayed with poison.

Enjoy some tootsie rolls from the front desk and once a month it's bagel and pizza time.

It's actually what's wrong with today's culture. A fake pussy vacuum so the complacent can FEEEEEL better.

Good riddance

by Anonymousreply 3411/22/2015

What is the difference between the ten and twenty dollar memberships, OP?

by Anonymousreply 3511/23/2015

No towels, no services, no Steam or Sauna, just a place with a very few weights.

Mostly female.

by Anonymousreply 3611/23/2015

I rarely see a hot dude at PF. Do jocks and buff bros avoid it?

by Anonymousreply 3711/23/2015

The locker room set up in mine is perfect for hookups/encounters yet nothing happens. How can I encourage more cruising?

by Anonymousreply 3811/23/2015

r38, there aren't any hot dudes there, so who cares.

by Anonymousreply 3911/23/2015

R38= HIV Patient Zero

by Anonymousreply 4011/23/2015
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