If you were in charge of a fitness center....

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Post by Jebus » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:11 pm

ninjackn wrote:I have a pretty powerful imagination, i'll give it a whirl. Some guy catches wind of how great dead lifts are so he goes watches a 20 second video on youtube then runs off the gym to try it out himself. He throws on a ton of weights and pulls really hard on the bar. He manages to lift it off the ground and to really toque the weight up he emphasizes by leaning back. Upon leaning back he looses his footing falls backwards and crushes his hip under the bar.
lol and ironically he is put on youtube under, "Deadlifts gone wrong."

I really wish there was a gym like this in Ottawa.
http://www.goprimalfitness.com/the-gym/facility.php

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Post by xshawnxearthx » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:57 pm

hoosegow wrote:1.Change the name to something gym.
2. Get rid of all the cardio crap.
3. Buy 4 additional power racks and place signs on them about staying the f out of them if you are going to curl.
4. Get rid of the smith machine.
5. Buy bumper plates.
6. Buy chalk.
7. Buy chains and bands.
8. Buy a reverse hyper
9. Get rid of most of the machines.
10. Hire a competitve powerlifter, o lifter and body builder.
11. Kick out anyone with an affliction or tapout shirt. Also kick out anyone who brings up crossfit unless their sentence starts off F-n crossfit.
12. Buy a prowler and strongmen apparattuses (sp?) And have an area for that.
13. Puke buckets.

At least this is for the kind of clients I would want.
i'd go there if it was in NJ and not an arm and a leg.

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Post by Jungledoc » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:07 pm

You'd have a long commute if you were in NJ! Hoosegow's Gym is deep in the heart (or a bit south of the heart) of Texas.

Hey, Hoose. Can I apply for a job?

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Post by pdellorto » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:16 am

hoosegow wrote:11. Kick out anyone with an affliction or tapout shirt.
Hey hoose, you wouldn't kick me out for wearing my AFS Fight Team shorts and my Pro Shooto Association t-shirt when I lift, would you?

I mean, I don't even own regular workout shorts anymore. :)

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Post by xshawnxearthx » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:05 am

pdellorto wrote:
hoosegow wrote:11. Kick out anyone with an affliction or tapout shirt.
Hey hoose, you wouldn't kick me out for wearing my AFS Fight Team shorts and my Pro Shooto Association t-shirt when I lift, would you?

I mean, I don't even own regular workout shorts anymore. :)
probably not. those companies aren't associated with guido douche bags. ;-)

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Post by hoosegow » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:51 am

Okay pete. I'll amend it saying only people who have really fought can wear it. Pete you get a pass to any gym.

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Post by pdellorto » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:57 am

hoosegow wrote:Pete you get a pass to any gym.
I knew getting punched in the face repeatedly would pay off eventually.

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Post by nygmen » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:50 pm

pdellorto wrote:
hoosegow wrote:Pete you get a pass to any gym.
I knew getting punched in the face repeatedly would pay off eventually.
:lol:

That's pretty funny

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Post by hoosegow » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:58 am

Pete,
Just out of curiosity, isn't the goal to hit more time than to be hit?

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Post by pdellorto » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:54 am

hoosegow wrote:Pete,
Just out of curiosity, isn't the goal to hit more time than to be hit?
Yeah, well, I'll just say that goals are very important in training.

:roll:

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Post by frogbyte » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:14 pm

So are you allowed to wear NFL logo'd shirts in hoosegow's gym even if you've only played in a sand lot?

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Post by hoosegow » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:05 pm

I thought it was a given that people didn't wear team jerseys after you reached the age of 15.

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Post by frogbyte » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:47 pm

Mostly, but that's why I said "NFL logo'd shirt" and not "jersey".

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Post by KPj » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:10 am

hoosegow wrote:1.Change the name to something gym.
2. Get rid of all the cardio crap.
3. Buy 4 additional power racks and place signs on them about staying the f out of them if you are going to curl.
4. Get rid of the smith machine.
5. Buy bumper plates.
6. Buy chalk.
7. Buy chains and bands.
8. Buy a reverse hyper
9. Get rid of most of the machines.
10. Hire a competitve powerlifter, o lifter and body builder.
11. Kick out anyone with an affliction or tapout shirt. Also kick out anyone who brings up crossfit unless their sentence starts off F-n crossfit.
12. Buy a prowler and strongmen apparattuses (sp?) And have an area for that.
13. Puke buckets.

At least this is for the kind of clients I would want.
I agree with all of the above.

Would also re-think the staffing situation. Some of the things you see trainers or instructors doing in my gym is a joke. There's no one to walk around and check this stuff out. If i was the 'head trainer', I would be watchiing how my trainers are training people. If they do stupid stuff I would tell them. One of the trainers in my gym doesn't train because he finds it boring. "i've done everything". He says. He's 27!! He's about 6'3 and weighs about 170. I'm 5'7 and i'm heavier and I don't even look that big. He often reflects on his 'hypertrophy phase' i.e. "back when i was doing my hypertrophy phase". He done it for about 8 weeks and put on a few lbs. Being lean as hell, even that showed and he began to look like he had lifted something. But then he gave up. Me and my training partner(s) joke about making up a routine out of things he's completely created out of the blue. It would be quite the routine.

I normally wear a testosterone T-shirt or a Westside Barbell T-Shirt. I like the WSB one because on the back, you see the rear of the dog (balls-and-all) chained to the barbell and some people are slightly offended/shocked by it. Other than that it's just old crappy looking t-shirts.

For a 'fitness centre', I really don't think you need any CV equipement. It would be worth having a token treadmill, bike or rowing machine but if you do your job properly then no one will want to use that stuff.

I actually start working in my gym this month, part time. Will be interesting to see what the views like from 'the other side'. They know exactly what i'm like so hopefully i'll be able to express myself properly.

KPj

EDIT: One more addition. A solid wall and floor to launch med balls off of.

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Post by Jason Nunn » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:20 pm

KPj wrote:

I actually start working in my gym this month, part time. Will be interesting to see what the views like from 'the other side'. They know exactly what i'm like so hopefully i'll be able to express myself properly.

KPj

EDIT: One more addition. A solid wall and floor to launch med balls off of.
I have been on the "other side" for while now and I can tell you that your opinion won't change very much at all. Matter of fact, it may get worse! Or, it may motivate you to start your own as I did.

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