Ok, awhile back I read the following article which is about a gym that has a new (I think) way of attracting customers. They want people to feel comfortable, so long and short, if you become "too" fit you might graduate from that gym eg. not be welcome any longer. OR, you might not be able to join because you're too fit.
Now, I found this an interesting concept and like most things, I recognized that this idea had both good points and bad points. I'm still now sure how I feel about the concept truthfully.
So, I thought I'd pose some questions (which I've posed to others before) in a blog format and see what others think about this. Good idea? Bad idea? Somewhere in between? Silly? Sensible?
* What do you think about gyms where membership criteria is based on weight and physical condition? In other words, you have to be At LEAST a certain amount overweight and out of shape. The idea of course is to attract people who are "shy".
* How would you feel about the possibility of your membership not being renewed if you subsequently lost an amount of weight and reached a fitness level that would no longer make you eligible for membership. You would now be considered "too" fit and too close to or at "goal weight".
* Do you think basing membership on this type of criteria is beneficial for and will get more unfit, overweight people involved in gyms to get healthy, or is the strategy flawed?
On similar topics, but not directly related to the article:
* What are your thoughts on gym memberships based on sex - men only or women only. Would you prefer or even consider being a member of a female only gym?
* If you had unlimited resources (or at least close enough), what's your dream gym - how would you run it - or would you forget the gym and have a personal trainer in your own gym?
Ok, there's your food for thought today - and the good news - it's all 0 calories.
I'm feeling better... but still looking for my happy. Know I left it around here somewhere!