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2012-06-21 01:11:31 PM
You know, isn't weight and height a protected class?

Oh wait, that's in Michigan aka, Almost Canada.
 
2012-06-21 01:18:34 PM
So do their memberships get revoked if they lose enough weight to fall below the threshold?
 
2012-06-21 01:21:15 PM
Well, okay... but if you support this then you must support the reverse. No gym for you, fattie.
 
2012-06-21 01:23:30 PM

namegoeshere: Well, okay... but if you support this then you must support the reverse. No gym for you, fattie.


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2012-06-21 01:23:57 PM
if i was there they'd be like "you're too skinny"
but in a month we'll have to cancel your memembership
 
2012-06-21 01:24:07 PM
If we can ban fat people from airplanes, it'll be a fair trade.
 
2012-06-21 01:25:01 PM
Wouldn't the reverse be no fatties allowed at fast food restaurants.
No gym for those who are already fit, no food poison for those who are already fat.
I can dig this.
 
2012-06-21 01:25:51 PM
Let's replace this gyms clientele with fat people that find an excuse to not go to the gym and see if anyone notices...

/Good business model until the fat people that go to the gym finally get skinny and BAM they're banned

JC
 
2012-06-21 01:27:33 PM

meat0918: You know, isn't weight and height a protected class?

Oh wait, that's in Michigan aka, Almost Canada.


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I thought the bloody yanks were too fat-fingered to type on a keyboard. How did he manage that?

I'm assuming he's typing that with a corn-dog stick in his mouth or dictating it to a helper-monkey.
 
2012-06-21 01:27:33 PM
So it's basically Dodgeball
 
2012-06-21 01:28:05 PM
Well, I guess my car has a "No fat Chicks" bumper sticker so...

We are even I guess?
 
2012-06-21 01:29:31 PM
www.youdontsay.org

How will I find skinny chicks then?
 
2012-06-21 01:29:43 PM
Great idea! if there was ever a group to encourage each other to do well, work out, eat right, and not be a big fat ass, it's a group of big fat asses. Look how well it looks in sororities. I hate to break it to you fatties, without some kind of heart/soul crushing event that pushes you to want to change, you wont change. Similar to the type of events that set off serial killers. The change has to be deep. Sitting around comfortable with a bunch of fat people probably wont produce that change. I suppose I'm too opinionated about this though as I am the dieting equivalent of a reformed smoker. I dropped from 360 at my heaviest to currently maintaining between 215-220. It was hard, brutal, sucky and worth every moment to do it. And without a serious moment to push me into it, it never would have happened.
 
2012-06-21 01:29:59 PM
Imagine the outcry from all the orcas out there if a gym wanted to ban fatties.
 
2012-06-21 01:30:06 PM
Is this like when I go to fitness fairs and see fat people talking about their amazing weight loss systems? Dude, I want to be trained and supported by people who've met my goals and can help me along to them, not other fat people bemoaning how hard it is to sweat and how bad I want a doughnut.
 
2012-06-21 01:30:08 PM

JoeCowboy: Let's replace this gyms clientele with fat people that find an excuse to not go to the gym and see if anyone notices...

/Good business model until the fat people that go to the gym finally get skinny and BAM they're banned

JC


It's likely a good business model. No worries about wear and tear on your machinery (nor updating the machinery) because most fatties will join and then never go, but won't cancel the membership out of guilt.
 
2012-06-21 01:30:12 PM
Well this is a great idea, let's make everyone hate each other even more
 
2012-06-21 01:30:18 PM

CheekyMonkey: If we can ban fat people from airplanes, it'll be a fair trade.


YES! Or at least make them buy the seat(s) beside them. If you flow over into my seating area, expect to hear me biatch. I am shameless and will make a scene at whim. But really, if you flow over into my seating area that I paid for then you owe me... I charge by displacement.
 
2012-06-21 01:31:04 PM

Santa's Knee: namegoeshere: Well, okay... but if you support this then you must support the reverse. No gym for you, fattie.

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Do you deny the service to people based on size or don't you? If you are okay with a gym with a minimum weight limit for membership, then you have to be okay with the gym down the street having a maximum weight limit.

I don't support that. I'm saying, you can't discriminate against one group while crying foul that someone else is discriminating against your group using a similar metric.
 
2012-06-21 01:31:26 PM

keylock71: So do their memberships get revoked if they lose enough weight to fall below the threshold?


I don't think that's likely to be a problem.
 
2012-06-21 01:31:53 PM

JoeCowboy: Let's replace this gyms clientele with fat people that find an excuse to not go to the gym and see if anyone notices...

/Good business model until the fat people that go to the gym finally get skinny and BAM they're banned

JC


That's the whole point. Fat people only go the gym a few days after new years and a few days in the spring. The rest of the year the gym just collects the dues.
 
2012-06-21 01:32:12 PM
MORE: Whar pudding whar?
 
2012-06-21 01:34:04 PM

namegoeshere: I'm saying, you can't discriminate against one group while crying foul that someone else is discriminating against your group using a similar metric.


This. The fat/skinny bullshiat fight goes both ways.
 
2012-06-21 01:34:09 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.youdontsay.org image 640x426]

How will I find skinny chicks then?


be extraordinarily wealthy like fatty in the picture
 
2012-06-21 01:34:22 PM
I was thinking about opening a gym for really weak guys such as myself. It would be like Curves only girlier.
 
2012-06-21 01:35:36 PM
I can kind of understand this. It can be intimidating to be surrounded by people in far better shape than you. People feel self-conscious in situations like that; it's half the reason Curves stays in business.

If this gets people to exercise and turn their lives around, good for them.
 
2012-06-21 01:35:59 PM

Gunny Highway: I was thinking about opening a gym for really weak guys such as myself. It would be like Curves only girlier.


It was called "Cuts for Men" and failed. Men are there to pose and impress women.
 
2012-06-21 01:36:45 PM
the fat people will never get skinny because they're around other fatties. They've admitted defeat before they even started. Seeing someone skinnier or more importantly more fit, strong, muscular in the gym shouldn't intimidate you, it should motivate you. "I wanna look like that guy/girl!"

/I sound fat
//I'm not fat I'm big boned
 
2012-06-21 01:37:13 PM
Isn't this the business model for Curves? It's all fat women. Only women, and they're all fat.
 
2012-06-21 01:37:46 PM

rudemix: Great idea! if there was ever a group to encourage each other to do well, work out, eat right, and not be a big fat ass, it's a group of big fat asses. Look how well it looks in sororities. I hate to break it to you fatties, without some kind of heart/soul crushing event that pushes you to want to change, you wont change. Similar to the type of events that set off serial killers. The change has to be deep. Sitting around comfortable with a bunch of fat people probably wont produce that change. I suppose I'm too opinionated about this though as I am the dieting equivalent of a reformed smoker. I dropped from 360 at my heaviest to currently maintaining between 215-220. It was hard, brutal, sucky and worth every moment to do it. And without a serious moment to push me into it, it never would have happened.


Yeah, but that soul-crushing event doesn't have to occur at the gym, and to be fair it is demoralizing being the one fat guy in the place. Many people will get a gym membership, then go like twice before it gets too depressing looking at all the shiny happy people who can still see their own dicks, and there's nothing left to do but go out and eat 15 cheeseburgers to kill the pain. This gym could be a good thing, in all seriousness.
 
2012-06-21 01:39:13 PM

Station: Gunny Highway: I was thinking about opening a gym for really weak guys such as myself. It would be like Curves only girlier.

It was called "Cuts for Men" and failed. Men are there to pose and impress women.


Damn! I was going to use Bugs Bunny's drooping muscles as the mascot.

/someone actually tried that?
 
2012-06-21 01:39:36 PM
Just go to Planet Fitness, I remember there being a very diverse crowd there regarding physical fitness level. The meat heads never bothered anyone, the incredible skinny women ignored everyone and the people trying to slim down came with friends.
 
2012-06-21 01:40:27 PM
At the gym I frequent, fatties are not usually the problem. The people who walk around like they've never seen a gym before are worse. Also, the dude-bros who compare their man tans, Affliction shirts and level of tightness, cliched tats, who usually sit on the bench press for 2 hours are the worse. Also saw a guy Tebow it up. Can't make that up. Speaking of which, gotta be there in 26mins.
 
2012-06-21 01:40:55 PM
This isn't any different than qualifying for various other interest groups based on skill level; not so sure about businesses but it will either sink or take off. I think it's a good idea to MARKET for a certain group and see if they will come; some people with weight problems often need that kind of support and it's nuts to think they will "snap to" if given enough rejection. (Or else why aren't there "come in and feel the hate" gyms advertising the opposite treatment? ) This isn't about coddling but encouragement among others who can relate, like any other support situation.

Even Weight Watchers got smart and created "need to loose over 50 pounds" subgroups so that the big problem people weren't in a mixed class with folks (mostly ladies) who were already tiny but thought they had to loose 3 pounds to fit in a party dress.
 
2012-06-21 01:41:25 PM
The guy who came up with the Anti-Gym should be consulted about this, if for no other reason than providing entertainment value.
 
2012-06-21 01:42:00 PM

keylock71: So do their memberships get revoked if they lose enough weight to fall below the threshold?


Yep, just like when you were a kid and losing enough weight meant you could go to the normal camp not to fat camp.
 
2012-06-21 01:42:19 PM

TravisBickle62: Weight lifters never bother anyone at any gym, they are too busy lifting weights.


Oh I know but I always hear people complain about it. Ohhh those scary weight lifters are looking at me. No they are not. Those guys are dedicated to working out and that's it.
 
2012-06-21 01:42:39 PM

TravisBickle62: Seems like a good idea to me. I would like to join a gym that doesn't let women use the weight lifting equipment. Except for the leg stuff, they can use that to get their asses firmer.


I can see that a little bit. If you use a machine after they do, the odds are about 50/50 that you'll come away smelling of Eau de French Whore, or whatever the fark the perfume was they slathered themselves with. They also are more likely to tie up equipment for long periods of time, doing 7 sets of 400 with 2 1/2 lbs. Almost as bad as the douchebag teenage boys training ineffectively in groups of 5 or 6. As far as becoming too muscular to look like women? Not very likely without steroids.
 
2012-06-21 01:43:38 PM

psunbird92: At the gym I frequent, fatties are not usually the problem. The people who walk around like they've never seen a gym before are worse. Also, the dude-bros who compare their man tans, Affliction shirts and level of tightness, cliched tats, who usually sit on the bench press for 2 hours are the worse. Also saw a guy Tebow it up. Can't make that up. Speaking of which, gotta be there in 26mins.


You know how I know you go to Gold's?
 
2012-06-21 01:44:20 PM
Next thing you know this whole behavior control thing will swing back in the other direction and we'll all be forced to become fat as to not make the fat people feel bad about themselves.
 
2012-06-21 01:45:56 PM
If the thought that complete strangers are going to stop their lives and judge you in a negative manner the moment you step into a gym is really a large enough concern of yours to prevent you from going at all, you would be better served by a therapist than a specialty gym.
 
2012-06-21 01:46:35 PM
New idea..

1 gym for fit people
1 gym for fat people

We work this like the Major/Minor Leagues for baseball..

fatties get sent down, fit people get the call up. At some point, if you're just gaining weight and not making any progress, we use you for target practice.
 
2012-06-21 01:47:10 PM
So you've got a business model that will eventually exclude your most regular users?

GENIUS! This is no way a bad plan.
 
2012-06-21 01:47:13 PM
These days you really don't need a gym anyway. There are so many at home fitness programs that it's not really needed unless you want to lift some serious weights.
 
2012-06-21 01:47:28 PM

keylock71: So do their memberships get revoked if they lose enough weight to fall below the threshold?


Theoretically, I suppose.

My wild-ass guess is this won't happen much -- I'm thinking anyone with well-defined health/strength/fitness/body composition goals and the motivation and mental toughness to achieve them won't be intimidated by skinny people just being in the same building.

Conversely, I'm thinking that those who would be intimidated are going to spend all their time strolling leisurely on a treadmill while watching the flatscreens and gabbing with their friends, which sure beats sitting on the couch all day, but it isn't going to change anyone much.

It's a business model thing, I guess. Maybe it'll work out for the proprietor. Doesn't Curves do something like this?
 
2012-06-21 01:48:11 PM

malaktaus: rudemix: Great idea! if there was ever a group to encourage each other to do well, work out, eat right, and not be a big fat ass, it's a group of big fat asses. Look how well it looks in sororities. I hate to break it to you fatties, without some kind of heart/soul crushing event that pushes you to want to change, you wont change. Similar to the type of events that set off serial killers. The change has to be deep. Sitting around comfortable with a bunch of fat people probably wont produce that change. I suppose I'm too opinionated about this though as I am the dieting equivalent of a reformed smoker. I dropped from 360 at my heaviest to currently maintaining between 215-220. It was hard, brutal, sucky and worth every moment to do it. And without a serious moment to push me into it, it never would have happened.

malaktaus Yeah, but that soul-crushing event doesn't have to occur at the gym, and to be fair it is demoralizing being the one fat guy in the place. Many people will get a gym membership, then go like twice before it gets too depressing looking at all the shiny happy people who can still see their own dicks, and there's nothing left to do but go out and eat 15 cheeseburgers to kill the pain. This gym could be a good thing, in all seriousness.


In all seriousness, this sounds like an excuse made by someone who has just realized how much hard work it's going to be to actually get fit (not you, necessarily, but the hypothetical fat person you describe). A lot of those fitter people supposedly staring are probably not staring, nor do they even give a shiat unless you're taking up too much time on equipment they want to use. This gym's policy is pandering to those with low self-esteem and persecution complexes. And that's why it won't likely work very well... when they continue to fail and continue to lack the commitment it takes to make themselves fitter and healthier, they'll find another excuse.
 
2012-06-21 01:48:18 PM

rikkitikkitavi: You know how I know you go to Gold's?


The Gold's system is ok for getting in shape.

For serious weight loss you have to go to Tracey Gold's.
 
2012-06-21 01:48:33 PM

TravisBickle62: At my gym there's a guy who's about 6'7", with a big gut, freakishly strong and long hair, everyone gives him plenty of space but he's a very nice person.

The only guys I avoid are ones with obvious prison tats.


Heh, I love those guys. Gigantic guts and they pretty much bench press and bicep curl every single day.
 
2012-06-21 01:48:49 PM
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"P-P-P-Push it!"
 
2012-06-21 01:48:50 PM
So, do you get your own tuba player with your membership?
 
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