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11-06-06, 10:51 AM #1
Gym Calls Police On Weightlifter Who 'Grunted'
ALBANY, N.Y. -- You could forgive a guy for grunting while lifting 500 pounds -- unless you're the owners of a place called Planet Fitness.
It turns out that grunting isn't allowed in their universe.
Corrections officer Albert Argibay learned that the hard way this week. He was hoisting 500 pounds on a machine at the Wappingers Falls, N.Y., gym when the manager said he grunted -- in violation of the Planet Fitness rules.
Argibay said whether or not he grunted is "open to interpretation." What's crystal clear is that police were called to escort him out after the manager came over and there was an argument.
The gym said they don't allow grunting because it conflicts with the non-intimidating atmosphere they strive for.
The gym, which refers to itself as the judge-free zone, has the following statement on its Web site:
Planet Fitness strives to promote health in a respectful atmosphere. For over a decade, Planet Fitness has gone to great lengths to provide its members with a friendly space to work out. We call it the Judgment Free Zone. We discourage weight dropping and obnoxious grunting so you can focus on your own workout and not the person next to you.
11-06-06, 10:53 AM #2
Right........so you only get to work out with like 50 lbs. right??
11-06-06, 11:19 AM #3
Maybe next time he should just let a nice loud one rip!!! Didn't see where that wasn't allowed."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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11-06-06, 11:31 AM #4
That's what happens when democrats run things.
11-06-06, 11:32 AM #5
That's pretty ridiculous. If Police were called everytime someone grunts in my gym they would be there non-stop!Calm Like A Bomb...
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11-06-06, 11:32 AM #6
What the hell? How are you supposed to lift 500 lbs without making a sound?Alpha Phi Sigma Alum - Alpha Delta Chapter
11-06-06, 01:45 PM #7
your married you should know...lol
11-06-06, 01:50 PM #8
I think he should call the ACLU and sue them - it's right up their alley!Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.
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11-06-06, 03:39 PM #9
that's messed up..... the normal sounds of a weight room is grunting..... wow....what next?
it's usually not the grunting that attracts attention in a gym anywaysLife is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
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