Man Escorted From Planet Fitness Gym For Grunting


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Man Escorted From Planet Fitness Gym For Grunting
khankrumthebulg
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khankrumthebulg
Tony Aiello
Reporting

(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.

Is it ok to grunt while working out?

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.

11-04-2006 01:28 PM

Re: Man Escorted From Planet Fitness Gym For Grunting
moneyneversleep
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moneyneversleep

it is a private establishment and they can do what they want.  It is the same as “no shirt, no shoes, no service” in restaurants.  They can have their own rules and enforce them.  So what?    Quit snapping towels and manage the other CPA’s in Colorado.

11-04-2006 03:04 PM

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PatriarchVerlch
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PatriarchVerlch
But still MNS, you can obviously tell that women were offended, and nobody else.

Women have been proving for the last 30 years that men have been right for the last 30 centuries!
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11-04-2006 04:11 PM

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moneyneversleep
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moneyneversleep

Who cares?  Nobody.  It is a private establishment and the owners set the rules.  This is part of good private enterprise.  If it doesn’t work, it financially fails, end of story.  If this is best you have to complain about you need a life and to get some s*x.  The sooner the better.

11-05-2006 02:22 PM

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khankrumthebulg
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khankrumthebulg
Last week it was revealed that Male Testosterone levels have declined 1% a year 15% in the last 20 years. What makes Men Manly is in decline. And what I assert and have watched in the last 4 decades is an assult on Straight Men, and Heterosexual Masculinity. We are estimated to be drugging up to 20% of our Minor Males. And Ritalin is like Cocaine for children. It has prolonged and dangerous sometimes permanent changes to brain chemistry.

Norway is removing stand up urinals from the Schools. And forcing their minor males to Urinate sitting down. This is just another attempt to emasculate Western Males. Virtually all Gyms are now Coed. There are virtually no Males only Gyms around anymore. Yet there are Women only Gyms. MNS what planet have you been living on? Are you not aware of these realities? Two years ago I took a refresher course in Financial Accounting. At a local community college. In the Men’s Restrooms in the urinals signs were placed. They read “The solution to rape is in your hands”. Sorry I thought it was my Brain where Sex originated from. My Bad. Yet this is the attitude of our Feminized culture.

11-07-2006 03:36 PM

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moneyneversleep
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moneyneversleep

So what?  Jesus, are you that addled?

11-08-2006 09:23 AM

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khankrumthebulg
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khankrumthebulg
Is there a real question there Asshat? Since your return to this Board you have done nothing but insult people? Is there a valid point you are attempting to make? Your comments and ad hominem attacks indicate you are seeking attention but adding nothing to the dialog. Where’s the Beef?

11-10-2006 08:52 AM

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moneyneversleep
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moneyneversleep

Reading bile spewed from the pieholes of desperate little men with no lives like you makes me happy to be me and to have something going on.   Whenever I hear religion being trotted out or hear about some complete white trash fool such as you running around in a batman outfit protesting family law conditions I laugh because you were dumb enough to get yourself into trouble and then act like Don Quixote cutting and pasting useless sh*t everywhere you can.  Quite frankly you are the *sshat and you keep drinking the Koolaid, wingnut.

11-10-2006 10:34 AM

Re: Man Escorted From Planet Fitness Gym For Grunting
khankrumthebulg
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khankrumthebulg
Have not had a chance to read this site today as I have had business meetings. I have an Executive Position within the Financial Services Industry, and have several people who report to me. I have never been a member of F4J and have never worn a Batman Suit, nor been to a protest.

Quite frankly I am too busy with my business commitments to engage in such activities. And my question remains. What is your valid, coherent, rational arguement. So far there is nothing but insults being hurled my way. Obviously the content has you bothered. Too Bad. I will continue to post here, just to agravate you. The fact is that the Web offers an open forum and your side no longer controls the flow of information. Deal with it.

11-10-2006 05:37 PM

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Lirisokatoh
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Lirisokatoh

I read this. It was just plain WIERD. It’s a **bleep** gym. People grunt in gyms.

01-11-2007 03:59 PM

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