Man Escorted From Planet Fitness Gym For Grunting

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    Man Escorted From Planet Fitness Gym For Grunting


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    (CBS) WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. You can lift, strain, crunch and sweat all you want at the Planet Fitness in the Dutchess County village. But whatever you do, do not grunt.

    Yep, "no grunting." It says so, in black and white, on a sign posted at the gym. One former member learned the new rule the hard way.

    "This is really absurd, especially the part about the grunting," said Al Argibay, a corrections officer who learned first-hand "no grunting" means exactly that.

    Argibay, a former competitive bodybuilder, joined the gym in September because it was affordable and convenient.

    Planet Fitness is also somewhat picky, with a long list of dos-and-don'ts posted right inside the door.

    "No grunting or screaming" is listed, along with "no bandanas or do-rags."

    "We're creating an atmosphere that's not intimidating," said Carol Palazzolo, the gym manager, who yanked Argibay's membership on Monday.

    Argibay said he was at a multi-press station, getting ready to squat about 500 pounds when the forbidden sin happened. "I let out a grunt, squatted down, back up, grunt again. That's it," explained Argibay. "Basically, grunt, grunt, basic breathing in heavy, and breathing out."

    Grunting is commonplace at most gyms, but not Planet Fitness, which discourages so-called "musclehead behavior."

    There's even a flashing light and siren on the wall, labeled a "lunk alarm," which sounds if someone grunts or drops weights on the floor.

    Palazzolo admits she called the cops on Argibay. The Wappingers Falls police report said officers were asked to "escort a member out of the club for grunting while working out...which is not conforming with the rules of the establishment."

    But Palazzolo said that's only part of the story.

    "He did grunt, and when I told him he wasn't allowed to grunt, he got irate at me, he swore, and he yelled at me," Palazzolo said. "I asked him not to [grunt), he got irate and nasty, and I can't have him in my facility if he's gonna do those kind of things."

    Argibay denied he yelled, cursed, or acted inappropriately. He demanded an apology from the gym and its manager.

    "It's an attack on my character, and it's very embarrasing, and an insult," Argibay said. "At the end of the day, after serving your community as a corrections officer, the last thing I want is to be escorted out of the gym by the local authorities."

    Palazzolo is standing her ground.

    "I'm not out to hurt anybody," she said. "If he feels I hurt his feelings, I apologize for that, but I do not apologize for the way I handled the situation and I am not apologizing for our etiquette at Planet Fitness."

    It's not personal, she said, it's policy. Grunters should go elsewhere.

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    LOL!!!!! I like that idea of a lunk alarm.
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    While I hate to be around people who are constant loud screamers/grunters this is insane. Their gym their rules though.
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    Wow...it's a good thing he didn't sweat. I think the punishment is castration.

    I hear they are instituting a saliva exam, instead of a log in...any detectable testosterone gets you permabanned.
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    LOL

    At the 24HR I use the only grunters are extereme muscleheads and mostly the want'a be's. When there is several hundred punds on the line it is expected but when you see someone with maybe 100 - 200# yelling like they are giving birth it's just rediculous. I do think it also depends on the atmosphere of the gygm. I don't think that most heavy lifters go to 24Hr, Bally's etc.
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    I personally don't understand the grunting, and it bothers me when people big or small grunt loudly while lifting. When you go to a public restroom to take a **** do you grunt loudly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beebs
    I personally don't understand the grunting, and it bothers me when people big or small grunt loudly while lifting. When you go to a public restroom to take a **** do you grunt loudly?
    What if I do? Will they kick in the door and drag me out, turtle head still pokin, and toss me disgraced into the streets with mudd butt?
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    Lol!!!!

    There's even a flashing light and siren on the wall, labeled a "dunk alarm," which sounds if someone grunts or drops turds on the floor.
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    I think this whole situation is retarded but since it is a private gym they can make it as gay as they want.
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    If they don't want any noise they should remove all the wieghts. They might as well since they are catering to wannabe's anyway.
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    Is that like Air Guitar?
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    Nerf weights!
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    Awesome.

    Hey, check me out, I'm lifting 85 cubic inches of Nerf bro!
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    seriously I wonder how loud the grunt has to be. I always grunt at some level. usually a low grumble that tears apart my vocal chords from the tourque. I actually hurt my throat this morning leg pressing. Its 900 pounds who doesn't grunt?!?!? and if you dont....try 1200 lbs. I'm all for grunting, just not all out screaming...Hi I'm Jeff..I'm a grunter..and yes even on the can...
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    My gym would have nerf weights with the whistles in them to alert anyone lifting too fast.

    ALERT ALERT!!! Lifter in room 101 has exceeded the maximum air veloctity allowable by law!
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    The last time i screamed it was in bed when my wife kept slapping me and forcing me to call her momma.
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    Do you think they'd even allow Grunt in the building??........
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwolfWV
    Do you think they'd even allow Grunt in the building??........

    shhhhh...thats crazy talk
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    insane... glad i work out at a small local gym that caters to powerlifters...they encourage grunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    The last time i screamed it was in bed when my wife kept slapping me and forcing me to call her momma.
    Why would her momma want to listen to you in bed with her daughter?

    Did you at least call collect?
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    That's ridiculous. By no means do I make a lot of noise when lifting. Nor am I a particularly huge "musclehead" type. But sometimes when going for a challenging lift--heavy squat, clean and press, etc--you HAVE to grunt at least a little. It's like a reflex or something.

    It's like grunting (or moaning for women) during sex, you know? How can it be done without it? The sex just isn't good unless it compells you to make some kind of noise. And the lifting just ain't intense unless you're compelled to grunt.

    And just like in sex, there is the occasional scream. Though we all know that The Scream is rare in both instances, sometimes it is totally warranted.

    But dropping the weights, like premature ejaculation, is never okay.
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    I can't help dropping the weights when I prematurely ejaculate.
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    Why would the guy join a gym that clearly states with a sign no grunting.

    That is like going in a bar which prohibits smoking and you lite up and wonder why they kick you out


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    WAIT A MINUTE

    What do you mean woman grunt & moan during sex...when did this all start!!!

    I'm always the last to hear about these things.....

    I gotta get cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glg
    WAIT A MINUTE

    What do you mean woman grunt & moan during sex...when did this all start!!!

    I'm always the last to hear about these things.....

    I gotta get cable.
    Or maybe get yourself some of those special "delay" condoms.
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    No - they wouldn't let Grunt in, but it's because they discriminate against Canadians..
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    From what I understand a lot of these PF take over old gyms and convert existing memberships which may be this case.
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    Invasion of the Gym Snatchers??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade
    Wow...it's a good thing he didn't sweat. I think the punishment is castration.

    I hear they are instituting a saliva exam, instead of a log in...any detectable testosterone gets you permabanned.
    lol

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    What if I do? Will they kick in the door and drag me out, turtle head still pokin, and toss me disgraced into the streets with mudd butt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeternitatis
    Or maybe get yourself some of those special "delay" condoms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicarious
    don't do man!...tried those once...I needed a snickers...."not going anywhere...."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    My gym would have nerf weights with the whistles in them to alert anyone lifting too fast.

    ALERT ALERT!!! Lifter in room 101 has exceeded the maximum air veloctity allowable by law!
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    Planet Fitness took over my old gym. They moved all dumbbells out over 50 pounds, all the hammer strength machines etc etc. Painted it purple and yellow and dropped the price to 10 bucks a month. The place is horrible and everyone I know left it. But tons of people signed up and haven't been back soon. It's like the best business idea I guess. Sucks for me though Now I lift at my universities rec center.... I dunno what is worse.
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    Ohh this whole idea pisses me off, its not that ilike grunters but hey go bark up somone elses tree, i mean as if this guy is a serious problem. Why dont they have gym that kick out fat people who stand around, how about people who read mags on the bikes and have no clue why they arent losing weight, how about he people who lean on the elipticals. Kick out hte people who have mcdonalds farts in the change room and the guys who shave in the sinks. Kick out the people who have ass sweat creeping up their backs, kick out he people who wear the most revelaing clothing and have horrible bodies, kick out the guy on his cell phone, kickout the goofs who train bis and chest every day. Kick out the people who smell bad, and lastly kick out really old people cause their sweat smells like fromunda. I mean really what is this world coming to... Im gonig to have a cry to express my emotions and im not ashamed to eat 2lb of ice cream because i deserve it.
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    Wow man...I'm sorry, you are entirely too passionate...I am going to have to ask you to leave.
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