Planet Fitness Commercial

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    Jan 05, 2011 11:24 AM GMT
    Has anyone seen this ad? It cracks me up every time I see it.



    P.S. This is not an endorsement of Planet Fitness...plus I have a little crush on the weight lifter.
  • gymguy81

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    Jan 05, 2011 11:59 AM GMT
    all planetfitness adds are VERY VERY insulting and thats a judgment free zone ??? i dont fucking get it
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    Jan 05, 2011 12:51 PM GMT
    hahahhahhah

    love it.


    my lovely lil mother goes there and its specifically so she doesnt have to work out around people like that so this ad will for sure work for them.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 05, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
    So reverse discrimination is ok? What if that was a fat person that just said "I lift things up and eat it".

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    Jan 05, 2011 1:43 PM GMT
    I think the person who came up with that is stupider than the people acting.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Jan 05, 2011 1:44 PM GMT
    I been going to Planet Fitness for years. I am happy going there. I cant beat 10bucks a month. May have a weird crowd but im there to work out so..=)
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    Planet Fitness is a pathetic fascist unisex version of Curves. They're a joke.
    The "no grunting" alarm will go off is you so much as breathe loudly on a set of dumbbell rows, and their staff are the reject desk monkeys of Lifestyle and 24 Hour and Bally's and you'll note - THEY don't work out there.
    I've been to some because they were the only option when traveling, and I watched them treat some serious non-grunting, non-groaning, perfectly appropriately attired serious lifters like criminals because, quite simply, they found them intimidatingly over-zealous (i.e. lifting weight heavier than 25 pounds and breaking a sweat).
    The ads are clever, but the clubs have all the atmosphere of a frozen food section at the grocery store and near next to nobody who is remotely serious about their conditioning and training.
    As a buddy on RJ once wrote me "the fucking Fitness industry ruined bodybuilding". Amen.

    Edit: Maybe your club is an anomaly, Mikeylikesit. But the handfull I've entered were better off being beauty salons than gyms.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    Mikeylikesit saidI been going to Planet Fitness for years. I am happy going there. I cant beat 10bucks a month. May have a weird crowd but im there to work out so..=)


    $10 a month? Wow....wish I could switch but there aren't any near me.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 05, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    I like the PF I go to. A wide variety of people and most are very friendly, plus people put their equipment away.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidPlanet Fitness is a pathetic fascist unisex version of Curves. They're a joke.
    The "no grunting" alarm will go off is you so much as breathe loudly on a set of dumbbell rows, and their staff are the reject desk monkeys of Lifestyle and 24 Hour and Bally's and you'll note - THEY don't work out there.
    I've been to some because they were the only option when traveling, and I watched them treat some serious non-grunting, non-groaning, perfectly appropriately attired serious lifters like criminals because, quite simply, they found them intimidatingly over-zealous (i.e. lifting weight heavier than 25 pounds and breaking a sweat).
    The ads are clever, but the clubs have all the atmosphere of a frozen food section at the grocery store and near next to nobody who is remotely serious about their conditioning and training.
    As a buddy on RJ once wrote me "the fucking Fitness industry ruined bodybuilding". Amen.

    Edit: Maybe your club is an anomaly, Mikeylikesit. But the handfull I've entered were better off being beauty salons than gyms.


    Wow - okay maybe I'm happy sticking with mine. I love the staff and the clientele is great. It seems like most of the people who go to my gym are serious about fitness and there's not a lot of socializing, but people are still friendly. They are finally learning to re-rack their weights too, and the staff is staying more on top of it.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    I need to lift a lot more things up, then put them down....icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidSo reverse discrimination is ok? What if that was a fat person that just said "I lift things up and eat it".



    Planet Fitness over here has started a Pizza Monday theme. Free fatty foods every Monday. Helps build wrist muscle.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    MarriedAdam saidI need to lift a lot more things up, then put them down....icon_wink.gif


    That's all one needs in life.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 05, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    Funny..... and I especially noted the prices at the end... that really got my attention!

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    Jan 05, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    Great new profile picture, HndsmKansan!
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    A gym is all what you put into it.
    I don't pay any attention to the teen boys talking to each other, nor to the 20yo playing with their iPods, nor the grannies doing five pound weights. I pay attention to myself, my form, my muscles, and whether I can increase the weight over what I did last week.
    I don't pay attention to other people's attitudes. I pay attention to MY attitude.
    I don't pay attention to the fancy amenities that other places have. I pay attention to my $10/month which lets do me other fun stuff.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:41 PM GMT

    No comment on Planet Fitness, I've never been there. But as for the commercial, a lame and failed attempt at humor. Pretty hypocritical, too.

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    Jan 05, 2011 2:50 PM GMT
    MarriedAdam saidI need to lift a lot more things up, then put them down....icon_wink.gif
    I've got something for you to lift. icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 05, 2011 3:03 PM GMT
    You guys need to consider the alternitve...

    If the crying whining 'men' and women who do everything except work-out didn't have such a place to patronize, they would be in real gyms crying and whining and harassing the manager

    My gym is starting to go that way...management recently caved to the demands of the social security demographic who never actually use the gym to rip out the stereo and replace it with an elevator piped music
  • Timbales

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    Jan 05, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    next up, outrage over the old SNL "Hans and Frans" sketches
  • CAtoFL

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    Jan 05, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    It's just good to see that Arnold found some work now that his term as Governor has ended. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 05, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    I think this ad is bit biased and not funny at all.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 05, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    The body builder is hot! I'd let him work out in my gym ANY TIME!

    and LIKE so many have said before... Planet Fitness pushes a "judgment free zone"... doesn't seem to NON judgmental!

    BESIDES.. I rely on dudes like this to keep me going to the gym.... their sort of like a inspiration.
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    Jan 05, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    thats former Colt porn star Chris Wide in the commercial
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    Jan 05, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI think the person who came up with that is stupider than the people acting.


    Man. I agree with this.

    This is the most inane commercial I've seen recently. It is very insulting and not the least bit funny.