Originally Posted by Tim Brice
So I am looking at joining a gym. My first choice is the gym at work, but it kind of sucks. It has bench press and a full set of dumbbells. But it looks like for squatting my only option is a Smith machine. I know SS says that you should not squat with a Smith machine because the machine does all the work for you in keeping the bar straight. There is also no bumper weights and I am not sure they would allow dead lift/power cleans.
The benefits would be it only a couple of buildings over, so it is hard for me to skip out on. I can go during my lunch break, which means I have to get to work earlier, so it is a win-win in that regard. I am just concerned about the lack of equipment.
My other option is to find a gym that has these things but a quick search around does not yield anything.
Perhaps my ongoing gym search will be of some value to you. Although I don't think there's much of a substitute for travel convenience.
where they saw Dodgeball and thought Ben Stiller's Globo-Gym was a role model.
: a lap pool. 3 squats and 2 smith squats. enormous place with a ton of treadmills, bball ct. Looked to be plenty of stations.
the clientele was Arizona State University redux, I spotted two other people over age 27 and a hoard of pink spandex and local U mesh jerseys. Diversity amounted to 5% Mexican 95% white.
. closes at 10pm and only 8pm on Sat/Sun
and then he channeled Stiller perfectly.
"where else you looking at?"
Gold's and then 24 Hour
"okay let's skip those other two and get you signed up now."
Um, can I have a blank contract to take home and read?
"We don't have any contracts."
the liability waiver form then?.
"We don't have one."
I don't sign anything?
"We do it all online."
(Have you ever pressed ctrl-P before?)
So he gets down to offering me $30 to $40 per month with a $150 activation fee.
"But just for you John, I'll waive it if you sign with us today."
(I didn't bother to correct him that my name is Jim).
He's not a bad man nor does this mean that LA is any better or worse than any other place. the gym was a surreal a living parody of the movie and I couldn't tell if they were aware.
OTOH if I pick them next week, they had better waive the f#ing fee.