My workout partner and I are practically at wits end. We train at the Golds in Ballston, Arlington , and since we are 9-5, we get there at peak hours (6pm).
It’s not the fact that it is beyond capacity crowded, I can deal with that. It’s the fact that it’s the wrong kind of crowded. Waiting 15 minutes for a squat rack because they are taken up by an assortment of the half-rep squatters and tiny pencilnecks with 6 minute rest breaks between their shrugs with 95 lbs.
We just can’t take it. I am doing my best to locate a smaller venue filled with like minded lifters, a camaraderie of similar spirit, but to no avail. Can you guys pass on any recommendations for something not too far from Northern VA? I just want to be around guys who share my passion for lifting, rather than weave throughout the grudging masses that hate being there, and take it out by being the most obnoxious pricks in the universe.