January 03, 2013

Lunking still not allowed


One of the most popular posts on this blog is the one I wrote about "lunking," "Lunking is bad for your gym membership" -- 6 years ago. At the time, I didn't really thinka word describing someone as "runting, dropping weights loudly and being judgmental" in a gym would have much staying power, but, alas, "Planet Fitness," the gym chain described in the article cited, seems to be quite popular, according to this article in today's Times.

Planet Fitness describes itself as "the little girl's gym," which, apparently, involves pizza on Mondays and bagels on Tuesdays. And no lunking. In fact, lunkers are subject to public shaming: Managers can sound actual loud "lunk alarms" in the facility. Which seems to be a teensy-weensy bit contradictory to their slogan "no gymtimidation."

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