Hello everyone! We have been so lazy this weekend! Yesterday we got to meet our TNT coaches and some of the team members for brunch, and had a great time, everyone seems really nice! I am hoping to get my letter finished this week so hopefully we can get some donations in the mail.
After that, we went and joined Planet Fitness. Our reasons for joining this gym are purely location and economics. It’s 10 bucks a month and 10 minutes from home. Now, some of you are probably going “Planet Fitness, oh boy.” Some of you have NO idea what I am talking about. Lucky you. Ha.
If you are not familiar with Planet Fitness, it is franchised gym, very large, lots of equipment, very purple and yellow, and as stated earlier, ten dollars a month. The common phrase here is “the no judgment zone.” Let me explain. The focus of this gym is to be comfortable and not intimidating for anyone wanting a safe environment to workout. In theory, this is awesome, but they take it to the extreme, and I must say, it’s rather annoying. For instance….
-no stringed tank tops (I broke this rule my first day without knowing. oops.)
-no grunting or dropping weights (there is a “lunk alarm” that will go off if you make to much noise. I so with I was kidding.
-no hats other than baseball caps
-no “gallon jugs of water”
Other common phrases are “leave your ego at the door” etc. etc.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t like when muscle heads grunt loudly or drop weights, but Bobby dropped a weight BY ACCIDENT one time and the dumb alarm went off. How embarrassing. For someone claiming to have “no judgment” I think that was pretty judgmental and embarrassing. It’s like you have to walk on egg shells so you don’t “offend” anyone. Heaven forbid my string tank top make someone feel inferior.
I am all for everyone having a safe place to workout and not feel judged, anything to get someone motivated and inspired…. but putting SOME of these rules out there seemed a little silly and childish in my opinion.
But, they have a good price point and product, so we will grin and bear it, leaving all doo rags, gallons of water, string tank tops and the like at home, so we can get in a decent workout in the hot summer months.
Alright, I will get off my soapbox for now and move onto how lazy and wonderful our weekend has been! Oh, and by the way, we did bi’s, back, legs, and 20 minutes elliptical at the gym. yesterday after the workout at the judgment zone (haha) we came home, took naps, and lounged around reading, etc. for most of the afternoon and evening. It got so hot out, we had a nice rain shower in the afternoon, too.
Today, we went to church and lunch, then ran a couple errands before coming home and doing the exact same thing, and what do you, know, it’s about to rain again.
QOTD: What are your thoughts on gyms like this? too extreme or just right?