Upkeep at your gym

  • Fritter

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    Feb 21, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    I'm starting to get a little peeved at the upkeep at my gym. The weeks on end that equipment stayes broken until fixed, the weightstack pins that go missing or bent as well as the seemingly lack of effort in keeping plates, dumbells etc in their proper place. It almost makes me concider changing gyms, however, I have heard that I would eventually have many of the same complaints about whatever new gym I'd join. Any thoughts? Does your gym keep things in tip top shape?
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    At my current gym, no one racks the weights or puts dumbbells back in the right spot. It's located in suburb-y area. So it's all the dude-bro types that like to toss around big weights and put on a show for everyone.

    My last gym wasn't so bad, in terms of people and cleanliness. It was just old and neglected. The equipment was in desperate need of repair/replacement. Thank goodness it's being remodeled and is going to re-open later this year. Can't wait to go back there.

    If your gym is a commercial chain, call/email the corporate office and complain. Obviously the staff/manager don't care.
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    Are you talking about Premier Fitness, or your basement?
  • Fritter

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    Feb 21, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidAre you talking about Premier Fitness, or your basement?


    Yeah man, the damn management there is totally useless! icon_lol.gif
  • FlypinHigh

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    Feb 21, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    lol sounds like the gym I left. My current one is less than 1/3 of the price and they have someone that goes around cleaning and putting away weights the whole day.
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    In my experience I've noticed that the straight gyms have a lot more grunters and weights all over the place. The weights at any predominantly-gay gym I've been to have always been kept in order--by the patrons!
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    Feb 21, 2012 5:54 AM GMT
    My gym is actually pretty good, overall, with maintenance, upkeep, and cleanliness. Except, I wish they'd replace that damn smelly carpet in the locker room. it's a bit hard to always keep the weights in their places, but that's up to the patrons to do their job, too.
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    Feb 21, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    garyinla saidIn my experience I've noticed that the straight gyms have a lot more grunters and weights all over the place. The weights at any predominantly-gay gym I've been to have always been kept in order--by the patrons!


    What's the point of a gay gym if there's less grunting?
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    Feb 21, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
    I go to my university so it's huge and if anything breaks there's 4 more machines to replace it. There's tons of students that work there always keeping things clean and neat, it's pretty awesome.
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    Feb 21, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    It's ok, probably what I'm most impressed about is that they consistently re-upholster the benches and machines. It's kind of humorous because I walk to my gym 2 blocks from my apartment, and the upholstery place is in front of my apartment building, so I'll occasionally walk by it and see them redoing the pieces.
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    Feb 29, 2012 10:41 AM GMT
    I belong to 2 gyms for convenience and variety.....1 is a lower priced 24/7 chain gym and their maintenance is bad. Equipment that breaks takes a while to get fixed. Even the water fountain was down for almost a week!! I guess that's the issue when the gym has a high volume membership and they don't keep up with cleaning & maintenance. But my 2nd gym is more upscale and keeps everything in top working condition...even the locker room is spotless! They have staff to take care of everything and they are not open 24/7. That may be a difference why?

    Ultimately, making sure the dumbells/barbells and weight plates are returned to their rightful place should be done by the USER, not left laying around were you DROP them. It's hard for the staff alone to keep up with these issues!! But some guys are just inconsiderate of others.
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    Feb 29, 2012 11:02 AM GMT
    I live in a really small town. I have to say that I am impressed by how well mine is maintained. I work out with a trainer and they keep everything wracked in its place, plus there are usually two front-desk people there when I go in the afternoons and one is usually answering the phone and such and the other is busy cleaning everything - sweeping the floors, and cleaning the bathrooms. This is usually the case every time I've gone in there during the day whether it be morning or afternoon. I think they have to cycle through and clean - throughout the day.

    Most everyone working out there is respectful enough to put things back at least close to where they got them - likely so someone else doesn't call them on it.

    I guess that's the benefit of a small gym.