I’m very fortunate to be in a gym I like now with a really supportive community, but throughout my past and even currently, I’ve experienced some shitty gyms
I used to work at a NYSC when I was younger doing sales and it was bullshit. The commission system was rigged against us and the quotas were set unsustainably high for employees to make a living wage in NYC. Looking back the community was nice (since I worked there), but the gym wasn’t shit. One quarter squatter rack, one smith machine, and one 3D smith machine. Hex plates galore, and over emphasis on TRX and Kettlebells - which only went up to 50lbs. At the time I looked up to this trainer because he said he had a 1000lbs total, and now I realize it wasnt shit!