Gym Problems

  • FitGwynedd

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    Sep 13, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Ok, so some background here. I have emigrated from the United States (thank goodness) and I am back in civilised Wales. However, I am having some problems with the fitness centre availability and I was curious if anyone here on RJ had either been in the same situation in the past or had some advice for me. I have moved to a small town in Ceredigion that is in a very rural area isolated by the Snowdon mountains. There are only three gyms in town, one is a shady gym in a hotel basement called "basement gym" that seems to be a hangout for the local Polish juicer crowd, the other is the uni gym and the other is run by Ceredigion Council. So I am considering joining the uni gym, but I have run into some serious issues. Although the location, rates and clientele make it a perfect fit for me, they have this absolutely ridicioulous induction policy. They require one induction for the facility, and another for the weight room. The facility itself only has weight resistance machines, and they are good for chest, legs and core, but they have nothing for arms. Each induction costs 15GBP (30 American dollars) which is pretty outrageous. But what is even more outrageous is that they won't run an induction course until six people sign up. I have singed up for the weight room induction course after completing my facility induction, and they said since no one else had signed up it could be a very long time until they run the course. I think that is bollocks because I really want to use the weight room. So now I am left with dilemma where I was curious if I could get some help from the RJ crowd.

    1. Has anyone been in a situation like that?

    2. Is there any way to get around the induction?

    3. Is there any way to convince the gym to be a little more cooperative and to run the course anyways?

    4. What can I do to keep the muscle mass on my arms without access to freeweights?
  • GWriter

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    Sep 14, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    Are you asking us brutish assholes who live in the U.S., or just the civilized world?
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    Sep 14, 2012 1:24 AM GMT
    You said there are three gyms in town but mentioned two.

    - Basement gym
    - Uni gym.
    - ???
  • crownroyal117

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    Sep 14, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    Sounds like you shouldn't of left the good ol' US of A!!! icon_biggrin.gif

    jk but really I have no idea since they don't do that here. Just tell them you don't need a lesson how to use the equipment.
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    Sep 14, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    GWriter saidAre you asking us brutish assholes who live in the U.S., or just the civilized world?
    Excellent! icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 14, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    What? Did you think living in the civilized world was going to be cheap? Quit your whining and cough up!
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    Sep 14, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    Sounds like quite a dilemma!

    For the uncivilized American establishment I go to, my gym induction was to smash six skulls with my bare hands (attached to living people of course) and then burp the alphabet.
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    Sep 14, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    Us uncivilized usually pay 30 dollars to use the weight room whenever we want and in some cases 24 hours a day. Barbaric, I know

    On a serious not, invest in your own weight set and bench?
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    I ain't gonna steal Import's line............

    USA USA USA!!!.....icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    GWriter saidAre you asking us brutish assholes who live in the U.S., or just the civilized world?


    +1
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    back in civilized Wales...the United States isn't civilized? Lol, good way to start your question

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    Sep 14, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    GWriter saidAre you asking us brutish assholes who live in the U.S., or just the civilized world?


    +1


    +1 your +1
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    Gaydar said
    Ariodante said
    GWriter saidAre you asking us brutish assholes who live in the U.S., or just the civilized world?


    +1


    +1 your +1


    I don't get it....

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    Sep 14, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    Deal with it. You pay for what you get... doesn't matter what country you're in. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    shortstuffs said
    Gaydar said
    Ariodante said
    GWriter saidAre you asking us brutish assholes who live in the U.S., or just the civilized world?


    +1


    +1 your +1


    I don't get it....

    +1 forum post


    What exactly don't you get?
  • RaggedyMan

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    Sep 14, 2012 3:29 AM GMT
    maybe if you stayed in the US you wouldnt be complaining about the gyms in said-shithole. Youre one of those ppl who complain too much. do some push-ups and call it a day.
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    I'd join the shady Polish juicer gym. Clearly people get results there, and the "induction" won't necessarily involve juicing or sauna action.
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    Well I guess Wales must be a shining beacon of culture! Someone must have forgot to tell that to Sir Thomas More. ;-)


    "Why Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world....
    ...but for Wales!?"



    j/k btw, from a provincial Canadian, lol! Go to the university gym because it's more convenient. If it was the only one you probably wouldn't stress so much about the cost.

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    Sep 14, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    GWriter saidAre you asking us brutish assholes who live in the U.S., or just the civilized world?

    icon_lol.gif Perfect.


    OP: You're a douche and a troll and I'm glad you left for more 'civiliZed' surroundings. Enjoy your Welsh gym problems. I don't feel bad for you.
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    Shut up Kelly, you betch.
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    Sep 14, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    FitGwynedd saidOk, so some background here. I have emigrated from the United States (thank goodness) and I am back in civilised Wales. However, I am having some problems with the fitness centre availability and I was curious if anyone here on RJ had either been in the same situation in the past or had some advice for me. I have moved to a small town in Ceredigion that is in a very rural area isolated by the Snowdon mountains. There are only three gyms in town, one is a shady gym in a hotel basement called "basement gym" that seems to be a hangout for the local Polish juicer crowd, the other is the uni gym and the other is run by Ceredigion Council. So I am considering joining the uni gym, but I have run into some serious issues. Although the location, rates and clientele make it a perfect fit for me, they have this absolutely ridicioulous induction policy. They require one induction for the facility, and another for the weight room. The facility itself only has weight resistance machines, and they are good for chest, legs and core, but they have nothing for arms. Each induction costs 15GBP (30 American dollars) which is pretty outrageous. But what is even more outrageous is that they won't run an induction course until six people sign up. I have singed up for the weight room induction course after completing my facility induction, and they said since no one else had signed up it could be a very long time until they run the course. I think that is bollocks because I really want to use the weight room. So now I am left with dilemma where I was curious if I could get some help from the RJ crowd.

    1. Has anyone been in a situation like that?

    2. Is there any way to get around the induction?

    3. Is there any way to convince the gym to be a little more cooperative and to run the course anyways?

    4. What can I do to keep the muscle mass on my arms without access to freeweights?


    Hey bro, I've been in this situation just recently actually.... I moved to a rural town which only has 3 gyms... One is a YMCA style gym and is a total rip off.... the second one is realllllllly far away but I apparently get it for free through my employer, and the third one requires this ridiculous wait of being inducted and getting a special entry key which takes over 6 weeks coz you have to be voted and seconded to be able to join LOLOL ...

    what is the world coming to haha!
    i guess it comes down to who you know not what you know unfortunately.... Just keep hassling them for an induction and get real friendly (vomits in mouth) but hey it might get you in sooner?
  • FitGwynedd

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    Sep 14, 2012 7:45 AM GMT
    gaythlete said
    FitGwynedd saidOk, so some background here. I have emigrated from the United States (thank goodness) and I am back in civilised Wales. However, I am having some problems with the fitness centre availability and I was curious if anyone here on RJ had either been in the same situation in the past or had some advice for me. I have moved to a small town in Ceredigion that is in a very rural area isolated by the Snowdon mountains. There are only three gyms in town, one is a shady gym in a hotel basement called "basement gym" that seems to be a hangout for the local Polish juicer crowd, the other is the uni gym and the other is run by Ceredigion Council. So I am considering joining the uni gym, but I have run into some serious issues. Although the location, rates and clientele make it a perfect fit for me, they have this absolutely ridicioulous induction policy. They require one induction for the facility, and another for the weight room. The facility itself only has weight resistance machines, and they are good for chest, legs and core, but they have nothing for arms. Each induction costs 15GBP (30 American dollars) which is pretty outrageous. But what is even more outrageous is that they won't run an induction course until six people sign up. I have singed up for the weight room induction course after completing my facility induction, and they said since no one else had signed up it could be a very long time until they run the course. I think that is bollocks because I really want to use the weight room. So now I am left with dilemma where I was curious if I could get some help from the RJ crowd.

    1. Has anyone been in a situation like that?

    2. Is there any way to get around the induction?

    3. Is there any way to convince the gym to be a little more cooperative and to run the course anyways?

    4. What can I do to keep the muscle mass on my arms without access to freeweights?


    Hey bro, I've been in this situation just recently actually.... I moved to a rural town which only has 3 gyms... One is a YMCA style gym and is a total rip off.... the second one is realllllllly far away but I apparently get it for free through my employer, and the third one requires this ridiculous wait of being inducted and getting a special entry key which takes over 6 weeks coz you have to be voted and seconded to be able to join LOLOL ...
    what is the world coming to haha!
    i guess it comes down to who you know not what you know unfortunately.... Just keep hassling them for an induction and get real friendly (vomits in mouth) but hey it might get you in sooner?


    :/. Thanks for being the only guy who hasn't made a giant CUNT of themselves on the page. Jeeze that's insane. We get our keys within 24 hours. Your gym sounds like an exclusive nightclub! Well when you get voted in all the more reason to feel good about yourself!
  • FitGwynedd

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    Sep 14, 2012 7:47 AM GMT
    xrichx saidYou said there are three gyms in town but mentioned two.

    - Basement gym
    - Uni gym.
    - ???


    Ceredigion County Council gym