>>102784813>Shames them through personal trainers and one cheat day a month.
They have no staff nutritionists, which are far more crucial to physical fitness than personal trainers. Fitness is 80% diet.
It shames them through ads that demean their lifestyle choices, call them dumb and/or narcissists like its fucking I'm a Mac/I'm a PC, and a siren that everyone in the gym can hear because someone thought you were being too loud.>Grunting loudly>not necessary to making an effort
Not only have you clearly never lifted weights, you also have never moved a couch. The Valsalva manuever is a proven benefit.>clanging your weights
Doesn't really happen unless you drop something or the weights themselves are not rubber coated. In any case, even Planet Fitness floors are rubber coated, so there's not that much noise.> $10 a month is pretty good considering LA Fitness charges $50
And it only works on their end because on average 2/3 of gym memberships are never used. Planet Fitness has 3 times the members of the average gym but even if 1/3 of its members attended, it couldn't hold them all. Their business model is banking on almost no members attending. Most gyms charge around $50 because that's what it takes to maintain the gym. Don't need to maintain the gym if all you've got are freeweights no one ever uses and 80 cardio machines that are always on low speeds.
You know what Planet Fitness also does? It has a dress code that forbids do rags, bandanas and skull caps. On the sign that has the dress code, it says that all things are subject to staff judgment, but since when is headwear something that needs to be policed in a so-called "judgment-free zone"? Why not, say, a baseball cap?
Is it because the average clientele of Planet Fitness doesn't want to interact with the kinds of people who wear do rags, bandanas and skull caps because they find them intimidating?