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I love my local gym but...

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Why do they have pizza night every Monday evening and bagels every Tuesday morning? I want to believe that it is because they are promoting moderation or balance with food and exercise. But honestly I think they just want to keep you fat. lol I really do.

At any rate I wasn't the slightest bit tempted. I had just killed myself on the treadmill burning 400 calories. It wasn't even a flicker of temptation in my mind to eat it unravel my hard work. However there were a BUNCH of people doing just that. Not that it is inherently wrong to eat the pizza, I LOVE pizza and I DO eat it. And who knows that pizza they ate could have been their dinner. It wouldn't have been mine :P

I only question the gyms motive. I wonder what PC answer I would get if I asked them why.
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SOXYINMO 1/10/2013 1:34PM

    Wow! That doesn't make a lot of sense to me, either. Dang, now I'm curious.
Fruit, people! Fruit.

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/8/2013 4:03PM

    I dont know about it being a "gateway" gym. It has all of the equipment you would expect to find at the gym. Tons of machines from ones that isolate muscles to stair machines, treadmills etc. They have weights, bars, balls, mats etc. I've belonged to 3 gyms so far (Fitness USA, Bally's, and now Planet Fitness) and Planet Fitness is BY FAR the best. They have everything-except a pool. They don't have those because that is what keeps the memberships costs so low.

I have no clue how it would be considered a beginners gym.

But I do find it disconcerting that they serve pizza. lol

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SMURFETE09 1/8/2013 3:30PM

    That is so weird. But maybe it's a way to encourage "couch potatoes" to come in.

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ATTACKFATCAT 1/8/2013 12:07PM

    Wow, really? I have never heard of a fitness place doing that before. You can promote balance, but pizza and bagels seems a little less balanced. Plus, for most people just starting up a weight-loss plan, having pizza waved in front of them before they establish healthy eating habits can easily derail them.

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OUT-OF-ASHES 1/8/2013 12:06PM

    Wow, I looked them up and watched all the commercials I could find. It seems to me that they are trying to keep it light. I read a couple reviews and it comes across as a "gateway" fitness club. Meaning that once you start to become a gym bunny, you might want to find a new gym. They're more geared to the couch potato than the athlete, and what is more appealing to a couch potato than a slice of pizza? Some of their commercials are hilarious though, and I do like their dress code.

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FARRAH511 1/8/2013 9:45AM

    Well, I'm proud of you for not being tempted!!

Hope you have a great day!

- Farrah

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/8/2013 9:25AM

    Yes Katie it is Planet Fitness.

Evie..I could ask them but it is a national chain.. corporate run one gym in a corporate chain has to do what they are told

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KATYDID412 1/8/2013 8:54AM

    Is it Planet Fitness? I heard they do that. Seems very counter-intuitive to me. Even if they want to "reward" their loyal customers for attendance or something like that, haven't we all learned that non-food rewards are better?

Anyway, glad you weren't tempted. I think the last thing I'd want to do after a hard gym workout would be to stuff a piece of pizza in my mouth.

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EVIE4NOW 1/8/2013 7:10AM

  Ask them and suggest a more healthful snack. Couldn't hurt and may help!

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