Today's gyms are pussified

  • JackNNJ

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    Jan 01, 2016 12:25 AM GMT
    Why? Bring back the manly, masculine gym.

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    Jan 03, 2016 5:53 PM GMT
    That looks like my first boy scouts campout.

    How exactly are gyms pussified now? Besides all the women hanging around, I mean.
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    Jan 03, 2016 6:14 PM GMT
    I'm looking for hardcore gyms as secondary gyms to LA Fitness. (Joined LA Fitness because they're everywhere and have pools.)

    Will probably choose the one with this rule on its website:

    NO TEXTING - Don't take up a machine or bench texting/socializing those around you are here to put in work. If the staff doesn't tell you to stop doing it, trust us a fellow gym member will.
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    Jan 03, 2016 11:34 PM GMT
    eagermuscle: I record my workouts in Google Drive on my phone, so it might look like I am texting when really I am taking notes or seeing what I should do next. I hear you on annoying texting people using equipment but they might not always be wasting time.
  • Leftswiper

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    Jan 04, 2016 8:02 PM GMT
    OP means "not enough nudity". C'mon we're not born yesterday icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 04, 2016 11:13 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI'm looking for hardcore gyms as secondary gyms to LA Fitness. (Joined LA Fitness because they're everywhere and have pools.)

    Will probably choose the one with this rule on its website:

    NO TEXTING - Don't take up a machine or bench texting/socializing those around you are here to put in work. If the staff doesn't tell you to stop doing it, trust us a fellow gym member will.


    A lot of people actually log there results in their phones using different apps. A lot of folks might be texting but not all. It may actually be a minority. To me it seems many guys like to talk on their phones using Bluetooth so we can all hear half of their conversation.
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    Jan 05, 2016 2:42 AM GMT
    Doesn't matter if someone's recording their workouts, texting, fiddling with their playlists or checking Facebook. They're equally disengaged, equally annoyed at being interrupted, and similarly closed to the idea of allowing others to work in.
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    Jan 05, 2016 12:22 PM GMT
    I record my workouts on my phone, and would gladly let someone work in while I did that. I guess your gym is full of assholes. At least, bigger assholes than me.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 05, 2016 3:51 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidDoesn't matter if someone's recording their workouts, texting, fiddling with their playlists or checking Facebook. They're equally disengaged, equally annoyed at being interrupted, and similarly closed to the idea of allowing others to work in.
    Thank you. +2,000,000
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 05, 2016 4:00 PM GMT
    The true hard core gyms used to play rock n roll music on their stereo systems not this annoying, idiotic electronic disco/dance club crap that is now played because all these women need to be pumped up. Gyms and health clubs are way too pussified and that is one disincentive to rejoining a gym. If these bitches cannot handle listening to normal rock n roll music on the stereo system they can do two things: 1. They can bring ear buds and their iPhone and listen to that garbage without disturbing other gym members. 2. They can go home or go join one of them woman's only fitness clubs.
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    Jan 05, 2016 4:37 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidDoesn't matter if someone's recording their workouts, texting, fiddling with their playlists or checking Facebook. They're equally disengaged, equally annoyed at being interrupted, and similarly closed to the idea of allowing others to work in.


    Do you ask everyone you see on a phone? No one has ever actually asked me to work in. Also I enter my workouts in during my rest periods. You seem like a nice person but you are making generalizations. It could also be a part of the culture. For some weird reason in Houston its considered impolite to ask someone to let you in at the gym. I once said excuse me to this dude in the locker room so that I could get my stuff from the lockers and he looked at e like I had spit on him. I notice a lot of people in the gyms here will not ask to work in, they just hover, which is passive aggressive to me.
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    Jan 06, 2016 4:28 AM GMT
    ^
    I see working around people as an opportunity to shake things up and keep my workouts from going stale. Rather than hover, I quickly size up a situation and work around people without asking to work in UNLESS it's the last exercise of the workout and there is absolutely no alternative exercise or piece of equipment. Because the attitude and rejection simply aren't worth it. Believe me, I ask smiling, as nicely and unobtrusively as possible. I share a similar locker room experience to you, with people littering entire benches with their stuff planted in front of my locker chatting on the phone, upset that, dripping from the shower, I'd like to get to my locker.

    The problem with gym-going is that unlike brushes with pedestrians, joggers and shoppers - who by and large are self-entitled and self-involved everywhere - you have prolonged, 1-2 hour exposure to people at the gym, often repeat offenders who you often reencounter, who with less accountability lack the filter and sensitivity of, say, coworkers.

    Working around people works 98% of the time for me but that other 2%? Sorry, sometimes I have to assert myself.
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    Jan 06, 2016 6:15 AM GMT
    I'm still confused by OP, how are gyms pussified?

    Also, at my gym they pretty much play whatever's on the radio, for those who say the music usually sucks at gyms.
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    Jan 08, 2016 6:54 AM GMT
    Leftswiper saidOP means "not enough nudity". C'mon we're not born yesterday icon_lol.gif


    lol there are so many of these threads