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  1. Gozgals

    Gozgals New Member

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    Gym Calls Police On Weightlifter Who 'Grunted'

    Man Made Noise While Lifting 500 Pounds

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/10232266/detail.htmlPOSTED: 4:48 am PST November 3, 2006


    <!--startindex-->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: See rest on link.*

    I find this truly amazing and a waste of Police manpower.:eek: I say he should have gotten the whole gym to grunt.:)

    Gozgals


     
  2. 2sisters

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    So police escorted him out for grunting? Can you say waste of tax dollars?
     
  3. CyberLaw

    CyberLaw Former Member

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    The Police were called after he was involved in an arguement with the Manager. How else was the manager going to get him to leave.
     
  4. Gozgals

    Gozgals New Member

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    Gee, but of course your correct, but I tell you how I would have gotten him to leave. Maybe the candy azz manager should have lifted him over his head and not Grunted or made a noise.

    Bet you the police are called alot by this establishment.

    Quote: "Corrections officer Albert Argibay learned that the hard way this week. He was hoisting 500 pounds on a machine ."

    Wonder if in their policies after one hoists 500lbs if they are allowed a drink of water?:laugh: Opps, that's probably a no-no too, I mean a grunt or noise is not allowed here. Must all be fit and strong. Geez...

    I certainly hope all read the contract to this gym very careful for their do's and don'ts. Never heard of such a place.

    Hope many of the patrons quit after this incident.

    I'm sure LE love coming out for these type of problems.

    Gozgals
     
  5. GlitchWizard

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    My old gym had the awful music up so loud, you'd never have even heard a grunt. :)
     
  6. CyberLaw

    CyberLaw Former Member

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    Well if he was a correction officer and he did lift 500 lbs. and did get into an a "verbal altercation" by not following the "rules" of the Jim, saw nothing wrong with what he did, and then refused to leave.

    What do you think the manger is going to do. Leave him to continue this behavior, there are other members to consider who "do follow" the rules.

    All the "corrections" officer had to do, was say: Hey man, I am sorry. I did not mean to grunt, as I know that this may offend others, so I will do my very best not to do it again, as it is against the rules.

    But he choose a fight. There is a right way to do things and a wrong way. Anyone can "be tossed" out or refused entry to a place of business or anywhere else for "behavior" that is not acceptable to that place. They will point it out to you, if you do not correct the behavior then there consequences are yours. You own you actions.

    Who knows what this man said to have the police there..........did he appear to "be physically" threatening to the manger, did he threaten him, tell him where to go..............

    What choice did the manager have.....was he surposed to say: Well that is O.K., you get your own way in a private place of business........I don't think so.

    Obviously this rule is in place for a reason..........

    I would not quit the gym after this, I would be very happy that a man who has no respect for the gym that I attend and does not follow the rules is not around me anymore, so I can work out without some "guy" grunting because I know what grunting remind a "female" of.........

    If this was an "all men" gym fine, grunt all you want, but it would offend some women.

    Drinking water is not offensive.........
     
  7. Gozgals

    Gozgals New Member

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    Thanks one again for your input Cyberlaw. I hope all your experiences at the gym are always to your liking.:D

    The issues of life and crime supersede this gym issue so my response would not be worthy. Yet, I have no clue what the heck this is all about:

    "so I can work out without some "guy" grunting because I know what grunting remind a "female" of........."

    I won't bother going on with this thread, it's getting way tooooo deep for me to even begin or want to defend. It's the bizarre forum after all.;)

    Gozgals.
     
  8. GlitchWizard

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    I don't know about other females, but if I heard grunting in a gym - I'd assume it was from physical exertion from working out. If I heard it in my bedroom, I'd assume I was supposed to be having a good time. :blushing:
     
  9. Gozgals

    Gozgals New Member

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    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    GlitchWizard:
    Now your speaking my language. A little grunting, and other noises from the bedroom, well- I think we are on the same track......:D Nothing wrong with enjoyment. Hope they don't call the Police on these activities.

    Gotta love you Glitch. Your a pleasure to respond to.

    Gozgals;)
     
  10. GlitchWizard

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    Thanks! I was playing raquetball today (don't be impressed - I looked like a gong show reject) and in that room, the noises echo. I'm not sure if it was a grunt I did- but it wasn't singing. I had to go through the free weight room to get there, and all I could do was giggle thinking of this thread when the bulky guys were grunting. Sounded way more like feeding time in a pig pen at the farm than any sexual experience I ever saw. (Uh, heard? Participated in?)

    Perhaps if they played some soundtrack from a cheap porn flick...


     
  11. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    ROFL at what grunting reminds women of and Glitchwizards post about where the grunting sound was heard. I really lost it when it was suggested that they played some soundtrack from a cheap porn flick!

    Thanks for starting my day with some good laughs. : )
     
  12. CyberLaw

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    You seem to forget one things, people, their gym, their rules. Either abide by the rules, or leave the gym, it is no negotiable, it is not subjective, it is not open to discussion, it is not open to "well I don't agree with this".

    It is called the rules of the establishment. Just like the no shirt no service, or please line up here, or proper attire required. They are rules in place for a business, if a person wants to "grunt" go to a "grunting" allowed gym that allows this behavior. If the gyms says no grunting, then there is not grunting.

    If you don't agree buy the gym and change the rules to your liking. Rules are the basis of a "civilized" society. Just like a kid can't do well on an exam if he cheats, he may think that cheating is fine, that it is acceptable to him, his family, but not to the school. Oh well........

    Try speeding and then tell the cops, I don't agree witht the speed limit, therefore don't give me a ticket. See how well that works.
     
  13. BhamMama

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    I think the no grunting rule when you are trying to lift 500 lbs is as stupid as that nurse that told me not to make noise as I was trying to push out an 11 lb baby.

    It's a gym! Good Lordy, is the whole world turning into a wuss fest, offended by body noises and want everything to be pristine and perfect?

    I understand they have rules, that's just the dumbest one I ever heard.
     
  14. CyberLaw

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    Well I am sure that they have the rule in place for a reason, that would be their reason as it their gym, I don't agree with some rules too, I find them "stupid", but I don't make the rules, I abide by them.

    The one thing that people seem to miss, is that this is a gym open to all members, not a private gym for one person. If this guy wants to grunt, well he is free to lift weights in his own home and grunt to his little hearts content, as it will be his home, his rules and his private residence.

    But when it is public gym where everyone pays for a membership, one person is not entitled to spoil the environment for all of the other paying memebers.

    Maybe he should change gyms to one that allows him to do whatever he wants, when ever he wants...........this man controls his reactions to a situation, no one controls his reaction, it is his choice. He just made the wrong one.........
     
  15. Gozgals

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  16. CyberLaw

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    Was that a Scientology Hosptial, I heard they like a silent birth. If this Nurse was the owner of the hospital, then again she can make the rules, but I would think that if you knew this before hand, then you would have gone elsewhere, because of course you are going to 'cry out".

    I once heard a guy argue with someone in a restaurant because he had no shirt, well guess what, the police came and "he was removed" he did not agree with the rules also, oh well, he did not own the restaurant, and did not make the rules.

    I would think that this was the Nurses own opinion, which is her opinion, that is just one person, unless it is a hospital wide rule, which I very much doubt, as it could be seen as "discriminatory" against women, i would not allow someone to tell me what to do when I am giving birth. Which is much different then "grunting" in a gym open to the public.

    This "no grunt" rules applies to both sexes equally, to all members.

    Like I said before, this guy was "more then free" to leave or change gyms. But he "did not" and the police were called. That is called "a bad" decision something like "road rage" when someone else "attempts" to control you.

    The world is full of rules, most of them are make by society and parents and governments, and..........employers, bosses, bars, restarurants, hospitals, doctors, banks, schools, gyms, and probably many more.
     
  17. GlitchWizard

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    Cyber - Is it physically possible to control whether or not you grunt, when lifting 500 lbs? Maybe they should only offer 5 pound weights and disallow weaklings to use the gym.
     
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    I would hardly attribute this mans grunting as being akin to road rage.

    I would've left, but not before I got my money back.

    Regardless of WHO owns a hospital, they cannot place any rules in place that they want to just because they "own" it. Rest assuredly, they would immediately lose not only their federal funding and reimbursement capabilities, but also JCAHO accreditation, which effectively does them in.

    There have been many instances where ridiculous rules have been amended and even extinguished because they are just that....ridiculous.
     
  19. CyberLaw

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    Again if this guy knew before hand that no "grunting" was allowed, as I am sure that is is posted so that everyone can see it and abide by it, there is no way in "heck" that any Judge is going to rule in his favor.

    I very much doubt that they want him back anyways, and if they were "very nice" and did have him back, they would want to discuss with him "appropriate" behavior and rules of the gym and ensure that there is no misunderstanding or "gee I had no idea" kind of scene.

    I for one would say: Sue me, come on, I will see you in court. He won't win, it would be up to the gym to "give him his money" back......

    Unless it is written: If you lift 500 lbs or more, you are free to grunt, this guy again is "well beyond" reasonable. Also unless it says: The exception is this person, (insert his name here) to the rules, but everyone else has to abide by them, again he has no case. He has this weird sense of "entitlement" because he is "so macho" lifting 500 lbs and "he is so special" and above the rules. Well he should get help for that attitude......
     
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    Hell, I grunt at the gym when lifting 30 pounds, if I am tired. I guess only people who go to the gym to look good and not exercise should become members of this particular gym. :eek:
     

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