I was talking to a 5'8 292 pound man today as he sat at my table with his 115 pound girlfriend. Of course it didn't take long for us to start talking about gyms. He told me he works out at home but he also signed up at Planet Fitness, but just for cardio as the cardio equipment at his house "makes it shake" when he uses it.
We also talked about how bad it is for lifting weights and started making fun of the people who lift there in their "judgement free zone".
Then i realized something...
I realized that Planet Fitness is the greatest fucking thing ever in the history of gyms. I no longer hate Planet Fitness, in fact i love it.
Because they help contain all the people who don't want to workout for real, who want to be left alone and tossed into the corner away from the judgmental eyes of the guy who just hit his first 315 bench. The way i see it is the less of them crowding my gym, the better. I wish Planet Fitness was free, i wouldn't train there, but i know everyone else who didn't want to pay for a better quality of equipment and a higher poundage of dumb bells would flock to it, leaving only me and maybe 25 others to remain. That would be the greatest thing to ever happen to me in my lifting career. Thank you Planet Fitness. Please, keep expanding and taking as much clientele as you possibly can. The sooner the better.