My old training partner and I once promised ourselves that we would open our own gym, and put a stop to all the nonsense we have witnessed in commercial fitness centers over the 20 plus years we have been training.
He on one hand has at least parially acheived this goal, I am still dreaming. But we came up with a list of rules for the "old School Gym". here they are:
-no spandex, baggy pants, sweatshirts with hole cut out of the neck, and none of those dental floss-like tank tops either.
-chuck talyors, weight lifting or throwing shoes allowed only. anyone caught with those "ATOMIX" SHIT WILL BE PELTED WITH ROCKS AND GARBAGE!
-no curling in the squat rack
-if you cannot deadlift it, you are not allowed to shrug it! anyone caught shrugging more than they deadlift will have the option of either leaving the gym or completing the "Finnish Deadlift Program".
-no mirrors, exept one small one in the bathroom, if you are caught flexing in front of it see above rule RE footwear.
LOL, these are just a few, anyone want to add to the list?