Idoit40fans wrote:Isn't that "meathead" thing going to vary location to location and also depend on what time you go?
Idoit40fans wrote:I see. I am fortunate to have an adequate gym at my apartment. I will never join a gym.
shafnutz05 wrote:Mr. Colby wrote:Anybody belong to a Planet Fitness? Is it worth it?
I'll copy and paste a PM I sent to KTK last month when he asked about it. I would say yes, definitely1) The gym is absolutely helping me meet my goals. I'm not looking to become a bodybuilder, just trying to lose body fat/gain muscle and get myself looking good for the beach. They have plenty of different cardio machines, plenty of free weights, strength machines, and they also have (at least at my gym) five Smith machines that you can use for squats, benches, etc. I like the gym because you don't get the excessive meathead grunting you get at other gyms.
2) They offer classes, but that's not really my thang.
3) Honestly, I have no complaints about the gym at all. Sure, it doesn't have a swimming pool, racquetball courts, and a bunch of other nonsense like rock climbing walls, but it has everything I need to meet my fitness goals. Like I said above, it's awesome that you don't have meatheads dropping weights, grunting, and being annoying in general. And the facilities are always clean. highly recommend.
shafnutz05 wrote:Yeah, it's incredible how many dumbbell exercises there are, for every part of your body.
yubb wrote:I've never heard anything good about Planet Fitness. I get that they don't have meat heads, which sounds nice. I've heard that they don't allow deadlifts or squats. Is that true?
I'm nowhere near a meathead, but I do make some noise when I'm doing my leg workouts. Would they sound the lunk alarm on me? I'm not grunting like a rabid dog, mind you.
PensFanInDC wrote:Yeah, the alarm thing is stupid and yes it would go off. I didnt know about the deadlifsts and squats though. That's lame (and about 2/3 of my workout routine...)
PensFanInDC wrote:Can you do free weight dead lifts and squats though?
PensFanInDC wrote:Nothing wrong with machines. Machines are optimal for some people. My personal preference is free weights because they represent true weight and balance and offer full ROM.