i was a serious bodybuilder for 5 years. over the last 3, my priorities have changed and i now belong to a planet fitness. i had heard all the negative things about PF but the one i’m a member at now is great. friendly staff, adequate weights (dumbbells go up to 75, that’s fine for me), clean equipment and locker rooms, lots of cardio machines. no pizza due to covid.Throwing weight down Awesome Paramedic stuck between IDK IDC and IDGAF shirt bad form no matter how strong you are. There’s no shame in not being able to lift that much, but if you’re lifting so much that that you can’t control the recovery that’s an issue
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Planet fitness markets to less-serious gym clientele. Most gyms allow/encourage people who are seriously into functional fitness exercises, Olympic style lifts, and power lifting. The sights and sounds of that kind of training can be intimidating or annoying to casual gym-goers or people new to fitness. So, planet fitness doesn’t allow it. No grunting, no dropping weights, Awesome Paramedic stuck between IDK IDC and IDGAF shirt . You do that and they kick you out.Is that the gym that does pizza days? I’ve always admired their business model tbh, make it annoying enough that anyone serious about weight training doesnt go (cardio, light training, etc all ok though) and market yourself to casual clientel who aren’t likely to go 5 days a week every week.You’d save a ton of equipment upkeep/refurb, etc and I’d bet their rate of members that never show up is wayyy higher than weight training gyms, you wouldn’t need to keep upto date with high end equipment to compete with other serious gyms, etc.