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(Vox)   CDC: Don't go to the gym. Gyms: You need to appear in person to fill out a 30-day written notice along with a doctors note before we can freeze your membership   (vox.com) divider line
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2020-03-16 9:21:06 AM  
That's fine, I'll just record myself going into your establishment, hacking, coughing, sneezing, and getting bodily fluids over everything while attempting to fill out the forms and post it on Twitter.
 
2020-03-16 10:20:51 AM  
Peloton must be salivating.
 
2020-03-16 10:38:29 AM  
most climbing gyms have closed. Which makes sense, since i'ts really not practical for a climbing gym to clean every hold after someone has touched it. Pair that with most gyms not sanitizing their holds during infrequent cleanings.

But here in DFW, we've got a climbing gym that has decided to stay open despite all this. 99% positive they haven't reset routes or problems in the last two weeks, and they definitely haven't sanitized their hold stock.

Seeing instagrammers doing their gym workouts still, gives me mixed feelings. Mostly in my pants.
 
2020-03-16 10:55:43 AM  
Ha! And here I was feeling lazy for forgetting to renew my gym membership for this year.
 
2020-03-16 11:07:37 AM  
If they keep treating people like that somebody's going to torch the place.

Kicking people when they're down is a bad idea.
 
2020-03-16 11:16:25 AM  
You will have an easier time getting out of the Crips than a gym membership.
 
2020-03-16 11:18:01 AM  
Maryland just ordered all bars, restaurants, gyms and theaters closed as of 5 pm
 
2020-03-16 11:18:25 AM  
If you're stupid enough to sign a contract with a gym you get what you deserve.

/ have a very nice gym in my apartment building
// obviously can't use it now
/// like I was gonna
 
2020-03-16 11:19:02 AM  

BizarreMan: That's fine, I'll just record myself going into your establishment, hacking, coughing, sneezing, and getting bodily fluids over everything while attempting to fill out the forms and post it on Twitter.


Please don't
 
2020-03-16 11:19:45 AM  

buttercat: If they keep treating people like that somebody's going to torch the place.

Kicking people when they're down is a bad idea.


Gym's business method is to have enough equipment to get through January and then charge people to not use the gym the other 11 months.  Letting people not pay to not use the gym isn't how they work.
 
2020-03-16 11:20:37 AM  

BizarreMan: That's fine, I'll just record myself going into your establishment, hacking, coughing, sneezing, and getting bodily fluids over everything while attempting to fill out the forms and post it on Twitter.


To prove you're an asshole or something?
 
2020-03-16 11:20:49 AM  
A gym membership is like a roach motel. Of course they're going to make it hard to get out of.
 
2020-03-16 11:21:33 AM  
No going to the gym? But today is leg day!
 
2020-03-16 11:23:41 AM  
Not like gyms ever cared about customer service before, why did anyone think it would magically change now?

A gym is literally a douche bros house of worship
 
2020-03-16 11:23:47 AM  
Can't wait for my keto, cross fit, trumpette to call me and blame Bernie for this.
 
2020-03-16 11:23:56 AM  
I'm withholding judgement until I find out how the Nevada whorehouses are responding.
 
2020-03-16 11:24:00 AM  

skozlaw: Maryland just ordered all bars, restaurants, gyms and theaters closed as of 5 pm


Did they say for how long?
 
2020-03-16 11:24:34 AM  
I'd love to know how much of the revenue of an average gym is billing on zombie accounts.   It's got to be over 50%.
 
2020-03-16 11:24:39 AM  
The gym that I go to (and occasionally teach at) still hasn't closed, even though we were one of the first towns with someone who tested positive (and violated self-quarantine orders).  None of the others have, either.  I think they're all playing chicken to see who closes first, since none of them want to lose any of that sweet, sweet personal training and daycare money.
 
2020-03-16 11:26:46 AM  

Jeebus Saves: BizarreMan: That's fine, I'll just record myself going into your establishment, hacking, coughing, sneezing, and getting bodily fluids over everything while attempting to fill out the forms and post it on Twitter.

To prove you're an asshole or something?


The tree you're looking for, little doggy, is the gyms that require people to appear in person to freeze memberships during a pandemic.
 
2020-03-16 11:27:18 AM  

Diogenes: Peloton must be salivating.


And Aviation Gin will quench that thirst quite nicely.
 
2020-03-16 11:28:13 AM  

vudukungfu: Can't wait for my keto, cross fit, trumpette to call me and blame Bernie for this.


From a relative on Facebook:
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2020-03-16 11:28:18 AM  

AeAe: skozlaw: Maryland just ordered all bars, restaurants, gyms and theaters closed as of 5 pm

Did they say for how long?


Indefinitely.
 
2020-03-16 11:28:22 AM  

Dimensio: No going to the gym? But today is leg day!


Damn. Me too. Looks like I'm going to miss ANOTHER leg day? Jeez. Can you believe our luck?
 
2020-03-16 11:28:36 AM  
The BoA fraud department has no holdups when it comes to blocking gym fees.  Just tell them that you sent a cancellation notice and they ignored it.
 
2020-03-16 11:29:09 AM  
Our gym closed indefinitely as of today and automatically froze everyone's membership for a month. They are affiliated (i.e., owned) by the big local hospital, which is probably why they are being smarter than most.
 
2020-03-16 11:29:36 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Dimensio: No going to the gym? But today is leg day!

Damn. Me too. Looks like I'm going to miss ANOTHER leg day? Jeez. Can you believe our luck?


THE WORLD IS ON FIRE!
 
2020-03-16 11:31:02 AM  

youncasqua: Jeebus Saves: BizarreMan: That's fine, I'll just record myself going into your establishment, hacking, coughing, sneezing, and getting bodily fluids over everything while attempting to fill out the forms and post it on Twitter.

To prove you're an asshole or something?

The tree you're looking for, little doggy, is the gyms that require people to appear in person to freeze memberships during a pandemic.


Not the asshole who thinks they're making a point by acting like a douche and posting it on twitter?  Are you sure?  Because someone who goes out in public and thinks that they're going to score twitter points by potentially spreading a deadly disease sure sounds like a big asshole to me.
 
2020-03-16 11:31:41 AM  
Gym? What's a Gym?
Youtube PGLzm-Gy0dQ
 
2020-03-16 11:31:42 AM  
The office has a gym that I use daily but...now, not so much since we have to work from home. My 'office' is the guest room with a bike trainer and a (now) smelly workout mat.
 
2020-03-16 11:32:23 AM  

CarnySaur: vudukungfu: Can't wait for my keto, cross fit, trumpette to call me and blame Bernie for this.

From a relative on Facebook:
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I love the ability of right wing nuts to blame socialism when capitalism itself fails.
 
2020-03-16 11:32:42 AM  

CarnySaur: The gym that I go to (and occasionally teach at) still hasn't closed, even though we were one of the first towns with someone who tested positive (and violated self-quarantine orders).  None of the others have, either.  I think they're all playing chicken to see who closes first, since none of them want to lose any of that sweet, sweet personal training and daycare money.


Again, not just gyms.  Every single industry is trying to stay open as long as possible, especially manufacturing jobs that, if they could be done from home, would more than likely already be done with robots and thus not even have those jobs in the first place.

The only manufacturing industries that should be going right now are those that are essential to containing this threat.
 
2020-03-16 11:33:36 AM  

Jeebus Saves: youncasqua: Jeebus Saves: BizarreMan: That's fine, I'll just record myself going into your establishment, hacking, coughing, sneezing, and getting bodily fluids over everything while attempting to fill out the forms and post it on Twitter.

To prove you're an asshole or something?

The tree you're looking for, little doggy, is the gyms that require people to appear in person to freeze memberships during a pandemic.

Not the asshole who thinks they're making a point by acting like a douche and posting it on twitter?  Are you sure?  Because someone who goes out in public and thinks that they're going to score twitter points by potentially spreading a deadly disease sure sounds like a big asshole to me.


He's not out to score points. He's out to illustrate the stupidity and immorality of the gym's policy.
 
2020-03-16 11:34:24 AM  
Subby make joke! Article mentions one gym that is promising to waive cancellations fees. Thanks for making me read an article about gyms, Subby, ya bastard.

Owner of the yoga studio I go to sent out an email saying classes are cancelled until further notice, limited-time passes will be extended, and memberships will be cancelled/paused for anyone who asks. I feel terrible for her. She's going to take a financial hit.
 
2020-03-16 11:34:26 AM  

Mister Buttons: I'm withholding judgement until I find out how the Nevada whorehouses are responding.


I saw headline that one Nevada brothel was requiring you to 'double bag'. That both the client and the provider had to wear a bag over their heads.

/didn't click the link
//don't know if it was snark
 
2020-03-16 11:35:30 AM  
Apparently Donald Trump submitted this headline, as TFA says NOTHING of the sort.

Ctrl-F for:
Membership-0 hits
Form-0 hits(Variations on "inform" appear 5 times, "perform" appears once)
Medical-0 hits
Doctor-0 hits

So why do we allow these liars to get shiat greenlit? Just because subby is POTUS, it doesn't mean that the rules don't have to be followed.
 
2020-03-16 11:35:31 AM  

question_dj: most climbing gyms have closed. Which makes sense, since i'ts really not practical for a climbing gym to clean every hold after someone has touched it. Pair that with most gyms not sanitizing their holds during infrequent cleanings.

But here in DFW, we've got a climbing gym that has decided to stay open despite all this. 99% positive they haven't reset routes or problems in the last two weeks, and they definitely haven't sanitized their hold stock.

Seeing instagrammers doing their gym workouts still, gives me mixed feelings. Mostly in my pants.


If it's Summit, they announced via email yesterday that effective this morning they are closing through at least 31 March.  The rest of your post is accurate, though - the routes are ~ 3 weeks old in my recollection.
 
2020-03-16 11:35:42 AM  

youncasqua: Jeebus Saves: youncasqua: Jeebus Saves: BizarreMan: That's fine, I'll just record myself going into your establishment, hacking, coughing, sneezing, and getting bodily fluids over everything while attempting to fill out the forms and post it on Twitter.

To prove you're an asshole or something?

The tree you're looking for, little doggy, is the gyms that require people to appear in person to freeze memberships during a pandemic.

Not the asshole who thinks they're making a point by acting like a douche and posting it on twitter?  Are you sure?  Because someone who goes out in public and thinks that they're going to score twitter points by potentially spreading a deadly disease sure sounds like a big asshole to me.

He's not out to score points. He's out to illustrate the stupidity and immorality of the gym's policy.


And the perfect way to do that is to act like an even bigger asshole.  That's the way we do things these days though, isn't it?
 
2020-03-16 11:35:47 AM  
I know everyone has their own budget and space issues, but prolly the best thing we ever did was start buying nice, profi gym equipment for the house. We have about a 3m square area with bars, plates, etc... Been far cheaper in the long run to scale up new weights and equipment as needed vs how  much we would have paid to a gym by now. Not to mention never having to wait for equipment or losing commute time.
 
2020-03-16 11:36:32 AM  

RidgeRacerZX6: Mister Buttons: I'm withholding judgement until I find out how the Nevada whorehouses are responding.

I saw headline that one Nevada brothel was requiring you to 'double bag'. That both the client and the provider had to wear a bag over their heads.

/didn't click the link
//don't know if it was snark


https://www.tmz.com/2020/03/15/nevada​-​brothels-demand-masked-sex-during-coro​navirus-scare/
 
2020-03-16 11:36:40 AM  
My wife and I actually had a discussion about whether or not we were going to continue using some of the businesses we contract for (kid shuttle to soccer practice, local gym w/ pool, etc..). We decided we didnt want these places going under so even though there is no school or soccer to take my son to, so we told them to keep charging us.

/Teleworking nights and weekends next four weeks (at least)
//Home schooling kids during day
///Need to get some booze or this will end like the Shining
 
2020-03-16 11:37:11 AM  
Both of the boxing gyms I belong to have closed for now, pausing memberships automatically.

Both of the gyms my partner belongs to (CrossFit and spin) have decided to stay open. They are both very small gyms (likely no more than 20 people at a time would fit at either one). I don't think I'd keep going, but physical fitness is one of the very few things we can actually do to increase the health of our immune systems, so I kind of understand why some people will choose to keep going.
 
2020-03-16 11:37:56 AM  

Jeebus Saves: youncasqua: Jeebus Saves: youncasqua: Jeebus Saves: BizarreMan: That's fine, I'll just record myself going into your establishment, hacking, coughing, sneezing, and getting bodily fluids over everything while attempting to fill out the forms and post it on Twitter.

To prove you're an asshole or something?

The tree you're looking for, little doggy, is the gyms that require people to appear in person to freeze memberships during a pandemic.

Not the asshole who thinks they're making a point by acting like a douche and posting it on twitter?  Are you sure?  Because someone who goes out in public and thinks that they're going to score twitter points by potentially spreading a deadly disease sure sounds like a big asshole to me.

He's not out to score points. He's out to illustrate the stupidity and immorality of the gym's policy.

And the perfect way to do that is to act like an even bigger asshole.  That's the way we do things these days though, isn't it?


He's not being an asshole. He's complying with the gym's policy. The only assholes in the scenario are the gym's owners and managers. Just like the only assholes in the scenario where workers who can't afford to take time off come in sick are the employers.
 
2020-03-16 11:37:57 AM  

CarnySaur: vudukungfu: Can't wait for my keto, cross fit, trumpette to call me and blame Bernie for this.

From a relative on Facebook:
[Fark user image 468x413]


That's cute, but when the front page of Reddit and the entire politics tab on Fark is blaming Trump personally for the genesis of COVID-19, you really don't have a leg to stand on.

/When did pointing out Bernie is an unapologetic fan of Soviet communism become unacceptable? It's not like it's some big secret
 
2020-03-16 11:37:58 AM  
Because routinely spraying everything is going to solve the problem of mildly infected people breathing heavily.

In light of the coronavirus, we've learned how to wash our hands for 20 seconds, memorized what

The fact you apparently didn't know this already is  why I already quit going for the duration...
 
2020-03-16 11:39:09 AM  

youncasqua: Jeebus Saves: youncasqua: Jeebus Saves: youncasqua: Jeebus Saves: BizarreMan: That's fine, I'll just record myself going into your establishment, hacking, coughing, sneezing, and getting bodily fluids over everything while attempting to fill out the forms and post it on Twitter.

To prove you're an asshole or something?

The tree you're looking for, little doggy, is the gyms that require people to appear in person to freeze memberships during a pandemic.

Not the asshole who thinks they're making a point by acting like a douche and posting it on twitter?  Are you sure?  Because someone who goes out in public and thinks that they're going to score twitter points by potentially spreading a deadly disease sure sounds like a big asshole to me.

He's not out to score points. He's out to illustrate the stupidity and immorality of the gym's policy.

And the perfect way to do that is to act like an even bigger asshole.  That's the way we do things these days though, isn't it?

He's not being an asshole. He's complying with the gym's policy. The only assholes in the scenario are the gym's owners and managers. Just like the only assholes in the scenario where workers who can't afford to take time off come in sick are the employers.


That's like your opinion, man.  Can't wait to come over to your house and cough and sneeze on you to make a point.
 
2020-03-16 11:40:06 AM  
My gym was open this morning but apparently Govenor Hogan has put an end to that shiat.
 
2020-03-16 11:40:53 AM  

BafflerMeal: We Ate the Necco Wafers: Dimensio: No going to the gym? But today is leg day!

Damn. Me too. Looks like I'm going to miss ANOTHER leg day? Jeez. Can you believe our luck?

THE WORLD IS ON FIRE!


I hate Coldplay.
 
2020-03-16 11:41:08 AM  

Jeebus Saves: That's like your opinion, man. Can't wait to come over to your house and cough and sneeze on you to make a point.


You won't have any reason to, because I won't require you to appear in person at my doorstep to communicate your point.

See how that works?
 
2020-03-16 11:45:48 AM  
I go to the gym 5 - 6 days a week. Or try to.
I guess I'll try push ups, burpees, and running.. see how that goes. Don't have a choice at this point.
 
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