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Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:19 pm
by ellerbus
carlito wrote:... Of course they have treadmills and bikes in excess too.
I just don't get the excess of treadmills and bikes .. Can't folks just Walk/Bike outside with the family instead of paying membership fees ... or is that too obvious?!

With that said, my gym has 2 squats racks for barbell curling, and a power rack for doing pull ups.
:thumbleft:

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:03 am
by KenDowns
HOME GYM:

Like: Never have to wait for the equipment
Dislike: My training partner is getting heavy on stronglifts and keeps chatting and stalling before a set, have to wait for the equipment.

Like: At home so kids can find me if they need something
Dislike: Kids seem to think a missing iPod is an emergency

Like: Can train family in gym etiquette, never talk to somebody when they are under the bar
Dislike: family not capable of learning this

Like: Allows chalk
Dislike: wow, so chalk is, like, really messy

Like: Nobody to bother me (training partner is kind of hit-or-miss)
Dislike: Nobody to talk to

Like: Pick my own music
Dislike: need to find some new cool music, same tunes are getting boring

Like: Can notice things that need repairing in the basement, make note for later
Dislike: Can notice things that need repairing in the basement, make note for later

Like: Can drop my slacks and put on shorts standing next to the powercage

Like: Enjoyed building my own power cage, bench and accessories

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:20 am
by Jason Nunn
Like: I own it and I can do whatever I want.

Dislike: I own it, and I have to pay rent, taxes, payroll, insurance ect. lol!

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:16 pm
by soulblazer27
Likes:
-gym bunnies
-theres 2 government owned gyms on both ends of town. my pass works for both
-gym a has a large patio you can work out on.
-gym a has well thought out layout with plenty of room
-gym a has loads of clocks around on the wall and plenty of mirrors.
-alot, not all are really nice and willing to spot or give tips. especially trainers.
-i really like to see fatties and old people give 110% in their lifts.
-usually really good cardio classes going on
-squash! love squash.
-people checkin out my bum when i do squats.


Dislikes
-gym b has no clocks!
-gym b is way to crowded and stupidly layd out since they renovated it
-gyms sooooo far from home :(
-the times i can go swim some laps, they have old people water training. - dont like swimming lanes width wise.
-seeing naked old dudes in the change room.
-thevies! i hate to dscriminate, but gym a in our town has loads of natives/indians/first nations people go there. and i dont trust em.
-people that dont put their weights away.
-people that try to look up your shorts when your doin leg presses.


***i work at a call center, and so spend all my down time reading articles and checkin out work out forums. so i have a good idea on how to do things. but im not built like a truck.. yet. people dont listen to me even know i have valid points.***

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:08 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
soulblazer27 wrote:.
-thevies! i hate to dscriminate, but gym a in our town has loads of natives/indians/first nations people go there. and i dont trust em.
I'm not really sure you hate it.
Maybe, "uncomfortable publishing it" might be more appropriate

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:55 pm
by KenDowns
New entry.

The X-factor is really picking up at Ken's Totally Free Basement Gym. Our new member Evan has an awesome attitude and great potential, Gabe blasted through his first stall and the excitement is running high.

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:48 am
by Jungledoc
Oscar_Actuary wrote:
soulblazer27 wrote:.
-thevies! i hate to dscriminate, but gym a in our town has loads of natives/indians/first nations people go there. and i dont trust em.
I'm not really sure you hate it.
Maybe, "uncomfortable publishing it" might be more appropriate
Once again, well played.

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:18 am
by Ironman
Oscar_Actuary wrote:
soulblazer27 wrote:.
-thevies! i hate to dscriminate, but gym a in our town has loads of natives/indians/first nations people go there. and i dont trust em.
I'm not really sure you hate it.
Maybe, "uncomfortable publishing it" might be more appropriate
One of your best I think. :)

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:44 pm
by soulblazer27
I'm not really sure you hate it.
Maybe, "uncomfortable publishing it" might be more appropriate


poor grammar, whatever. ive had a back pack, 5 swimming goggles, and reading glasses taken from me and my friends. /sigh

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:42 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
soulblazer27 wrote:poor grammar, whatever. ive had a back pack, 5 swimming goggles, and reading glasses taken from me and my friends. /sigh
My sympathy for your losses notwithstanding, it's not your grammar that drew me to the post.

As an aside, are you male or female? No it doesn't matter but I'm confused.
You like the bunnies and see naked old men in the change room, but enjoy people checking out your bum. I had presumed you were female in the past, because you talk about your nice bum a lot. But, then, I figured the changing rooms were sex distinct. There's nothing wrong with having pride in your bum, even as a bloke.

Sometimes my gypsy friends and I will distract an unwitting senorita by pretending to look up here shorts. We find this makes stealing goggles that much easier.

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:11 am
by Ironman
soulblazer27 wrote:I'm not really sure you hate it.
Maybe, "uncomfortable publishing it" might be more appropriate


poor grammar, whatever. ive had a back pack, 5 swimming goggles, and reading glasses taken from me and my friends. /sigh
I'll take the more direct approach.....
The problem is that you assume it must be the "natives/indians/first nations people" doing it. You are stereotyping them as being more likely to steal. You don't know if it was them or not. Even if it was one of those people doing it, it does not mean every person of that race is exactly like that.

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:14 am
by robertscott
Oscar_Actuary wrote:
soulblazer27 wrote:.
-thevies! i hate to dscriminate, but gym a in our town has loads of natives/indians/first nations people go there. and i dont trust em.
I'm not really sure you hate it.
Maybe, "uncomfortable publishing it" might be more appropriate
classic Oscar, I love it

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:54 am
by The_dog_mom
I'm not really sure you hate it.
Maybe, "uncomfortable publishing it" might be more appropriate
One of the biggest issues with discrimination are those that believe it does not exist. I am always grateful when folks put it out in the open for everyone to see because you can’t conquer what you don’t see.

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:13 am
by Jungledoc
Yep. If you really hated to discriminate, you wouldn't do it.

I can't recall ever hearing or seeing a phrase like "I hate to discriminate, but...", or "I'm not prejudiced, but..." that it wasn't followed by a bald-faced statement of discrimination or prejudice. Like you think that saying something like that first makes what you say afterward not what it actually is?

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:11 am
by robertscott
haha, yeah, I've heard that loads. People say, "I'm not racist, but..."

then they go on to say something racist