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(CNN)   News: Arizona Department of Health demands that 3 gyms comply with shutdown order and close within 26 minutes, or face legal action. Fark: "Liquor licenses at two gyms were suspended as a result of their continued operation over the last few days"   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-07-04 1:49:26 PM  
Hmmm.. gyms with liquor licenses. In California these would just be called gay bars.
 
2020-07-04 2:39:25 PM  
I had no idea I could go to a gym, work out and then get drunk after.
 
2020-07-04 3:38:43 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I had no idea I could go to a gym, work out and then get drunk after.


Get drunk FIRST, then go stack weights for your bench presses.

I've been going to the wrong gyms. All they sold were $7 smoothies and small shots of ass-juice. (wheatgrass)
 
2020-07-04 3:41:42 PM  

Cubansaltyballs: Hmmm.. gyms with liquor licenses. In California these would just be called gay bars.


Add 50-year-old men with a face full of MAC cosmetic products, and lazy twinkboys who don't want to work for a living, and you have The Abbey.
 
2020-07-04 5:14:09 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I had no idea I could go to a gym, work out and then get drunk after.


A lot of these dudes upset about the gym closings is because that's the modern-day bathhouse.

The "gym" is just a pretext for why these guys are: 1) getting sweaty with other dudes 2) showering with them 3) carry around a bag of extra clothes in their car and 4) come home sore.
 
2020-07-04 6:07:59 PM  

Cubansaltyballs: 1) getting sweaty with other dudes 2) showering with them


I'm gonna guess you're gay and go to the gym to actually work out. And never look at other dudes because you're serious about your workouts.
Because no straight man would pay that much attention to what other dudes are doing in a gym/locker room. Unless he secretly wanted in on some action himself.
 
2020-07-04 6:13:32 PM  
Not that there's anything wrong with this thread...

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2020-07-04 7:52:11 PM  

Cubansaltyballs: Hmmm.. gyms with liquor licenses. In California these would just be called gay bars.


Bang. First shot scores...
NTTAWWT
 
2020-07-04 7:57:13 PM  
Do they work out in cutoff shorts and timberland boots?
 
2020-07-04 7:57:38 PM  
I'm waiting for the AZ dude from the PA restaurant thread to show up here and complain. He was all "why are they shutting the gyms down, but you can go to the casino?"

Attempts to educate were made.
 
2020-07-04 8:01:54 PM  
Alcoholic Sports Drink
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2020-07-04 8:02:13 PM  
I just have to install a cigarette vending machine at that gym's bar.

/ Complete with 1950s ads where "doctors" promote the health benefits of cigarettes.
 
2020-07-04 8:02:16 PM  
maybe gym owners are confused because the republican governor is shutting them down and we all know republican governors only care about money.
 
2020-07-04 8:02:55 PM  

Godscrack: Cubansaltyballs: 1) getting sweaty with other dudes 2) showering with them

I'm gonna guess you're gay and go to the gym to actually work out. And never look at other dudes because you're serious about your workouts.
Because no straight man would pay that much attention to what other dudes are doing in a gym/locker room. Unless he secretly wanted in on some action himself.



Methinks he doth protest to much.
 
2020-07-04 8:11:29 PM  
JHFC, what is it with gyms and defying shutdowns? Short of being on an airplane, I can't think of an "every day activity" that would be a better way to spread anything virulant. I see these a$$hats on the local news every other day now, making like they're some kind of health expert, spouting off on how "clean" their place will be and they're ready to open. Or, you get the pumped-up "freedom idiot".

Non. Essential. Business. It's over, Johnny...sorry to say it, but things will never be the same for gyms and spas. Stop acting like you know what you're doing before you infect half your town. None of us knows...that's why we listen to experts (or are supposed to...jeesh!)
 
2020-07-04 8:14:35 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I had no idea I could go to a gym, work out and then get drunk after.


After?
 
2020-07-04 8:17:10 PM  

SquonkBot: JHFC, what is it with gyms and defying shutdowns? Short of being on an airplane, I can't think of an "every day activity" that would be a better way to spread anything virulant. I see these a$$hats on the local news every other day now, making like they're some kind of health expert, spouting off on how "clean" their place will be and they're ready to open. Or, you get the pumped-up "freedom idiot".

Non. Essential. Business. It's over, Johnny...sorry to say it, but things will never be the same for gyms and spas. Stop acting like you know what you're doing before you infect half your town. None of us knows...that's why we listen to experts (or are supposed to...jeesh!)


Here in Battle Creek it took the police showing up to get one of the gyms here to close down.
 
2020-07-04 8:17:24 PM  
Arizona is weird. Went there probably 15 years ago and went to a Denny's that had a full bar.
 
2020-07-04 8:18:57 PM  
WTF?  Liquor inside of a gym seems like more of a Florida thing. How dare Arizona take this one from us.
 
2020-07-04 8:21:02 PM  

Cubansaltyballs: Hmmm.. gyms with liquor licenses. In California these would just be called gay bars.


If there is a steam room, it almost assuredly is being used as one.

/nttawwt
 
2020-07-04 8:21:44 PM  
There's always got to be a moron who decides to defy orders and face court, not exactly understanding that court battles with the city are expensive, they're gonna lose, probably face a staggering fine and might go bankrupt in the process.

At least they'll have salvaged their pride -- as stupid as that is.

I believe there are laws concerning endangering the public health.
 
2020-07-04 8:26:38 PM  

Cubansaltyballs: Hmmm.. gyms with liquor licenses. In California these would just be called gay bars.


Lifetime fitness is the best.
I wish there was more of them in Tampa. It's the only amenity of Memphis, Detroit, and Cleveland I miss.
 
2020-07-04 8:26:51 PM  
26 minutes

That never gets old.

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2020-07-04 8:32:27 PM  

Rik01: There's always got to be a moron who decides to defy orders and face court, not exactly understanding that court battles with the city are expensive, they're gonna lose, probably face a staggering fine and might go bankrupt in the process.

At least they'll have salvaged their pride -- as stupid as that is.

I believe there are laws concerning endangering the public health.


They all have gofundme's now to scam their Republican supporters.
 
2020-07-04 8:32:37 PM  
You'd think this being America there would be more outrage at the closing of buffets.

/ Come on, that sneeze guard will stop anything.
 
2020-07-04 8:33:49 PM  

Bawdy George: 26 minutes

That never gets old.

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"The domain name
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is for sale!"

<chuckle>
 
2020-07-04 8:36:00 PM  

SquonkBot: JHFC, what is it with gyms and defying shutdowns? Short of being on an airplane, I can't think of an "every day activity" that would be a better way to spread anything virulant. I see these a$$hats on the local news every other day now, making like they're some kind of health expert, spouting off on how "clean" their place will be and they're ready to open. Or, you get the pumped-up "freedom idiot".

Non. Essential. Business. It's over, Johnny...sorry to say it, but things will never be the same for gyms and spas. Stop acting like you know what you're doing before you infect half your town. None of us knows...that's why we listen to experts (or are supposed to...jeesh!)


The bars are a worse vector. Think about it: Part of the appeal of drinking is 'acting out', then factor in the effect of alcohol on people's decision making, and bars are worse, as the night progresses, ant thoughts towards social distancing disappear, people get more drink, and their behavior gets more and more risky. Gyms are a close second though.
 
2020-07-04 8:39:50 PM  

Cubansaltyballs: Hmmm.. gyms with liquor licenses. In California these would just be called gay bars.


Life Time here in California has a liquor license.
Depending on the area, some just have beer and wine while others have hard alcohol.
And it is out by the pool.
I am an employee of Life Time here in CA.
We were shut down for a while but opened up a couple weeks ago.
Masks are mandatory for employees and guests.
My one issue thought is I feel it is way to risky for any kind of class like cycle etc to be held right now.
The breathing etc, not good.
Even thought they are only filling our classes half full, I still feel there is an increased risk.
 
2020-07-04 8:44:43 PM  

abhorrent1: Arizona is weird. Went there probably 15 years ago and went to a Denny's that had a full bar.


That's the only way the food at Denny's is edible. That or it being the only place open, so when you leave the bar, Denny's is the place to go. Or when you work all night and get off at like 1 am.

So putting the bar in means that people will come in earlier and just get loaded there.
 
2020-07-04 8:51:14 PM  

the_end_is_rear: Cubansaltyballs: Hmmm.. gyms with liquor licenses. In California these would just be called gay bars.

Life Time here in California has a liquor license.
Depending on the area, some just have beer and wine while others have hard alcohol.
And it is out by the pool.
I am an employee of Life Time here in CA.
We were shut down for a while but opened up a couple weeks ago.
Masks are mandatory for employees and guests.
My one issue thought is I feel it is way too risky for any kind of class like cycle etc to be held right now.
The breathing etc, not good.
Even thought they are only filling our classes half full, I still feel there is an increased risk.



I think that it's nuts to open a gym in the summer.   It is recirculated air.  The viral load is just building and building up in there.  Wiping the gear down is just theater.  Everyone is breathing heavy at many points in their time there (or they are doing it wrong).
 
2020-07-04 8:53:38 PM  

SquonkBot: JHFC, what is it with gyms and defying shutdowns? Short of being on an airplane, I can't think of an "every day activity" that would be a better way to spread anything virulant. I see these a$$hats on the local news every other day now, making like they're some kind of health expert, spouting off on how "clean" their place will be and they're ready to open. Or, you get the pumped-up "freedom idiot".

Non. Essential. Business. It's over, Johnny...sorry to say it, but things will never be the same for gyms and spas. Stop acting like you know what you're doing before you infect half your town. None of us knows...that's why we listen to experts (or are supposed to...jeesh!)


Seriously. Stack some rocks, do some yardwork, go for a bike ride FFS.
 
2020-07-04 8:55:06 PM  

dbaggins: the_end_is_rear: Cubansaltyballs: Hmmm.. gyms with liquor licenses. In California these would just be called gay bars.

Life Time here in California has a liquor license.
Depending on the area, some just have beer and wine while others have hard alcohol.
And it is out by the pool.
I am an employee of Life Time here in CA.
We were shut down for a while but opened up a couple weeks ago.
Masks are mandatory for employees and guests.
My one issue thought is I feel it is way too risky for any kind of class like cycle etc to be held right now.
The breathing etc, not good.
Even thought they are only filling our classes half full, I still feel there is an increased risk.


I think that it's nuts to open a gym in the summer.   It is recirculated air.  The viral load is just building and building up in there.  Wiping the gear down is just theater.  Everyone is breathing heavy at many points in their time there (or they are doing it wrong).


Sure, you go ahead and say ogling the gals in their workout spandex "doing it wrong". I'm doing it right mister.

/actually don't go to gyms
 
2020-07-04 9:00:36 PM  
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Fight like a crow!
 
2020-07-04 9:02:22 PM  

powhound: Sure, you go ahead and say ogling the gals in their workout spandex "doing it wrong". I'm doing it right mister.

/actually don't go to gyms


Well, maybe some gyms are just for cruising...which I gets makes them gym/nightclubs?   Neither is a good idea during a pandemic.

really.  I'd say gyms are the most dangerous place I can think of to re-open.    Working there is probably as dangerous as meat packing and nursing homes and maybe slightly safer than prisons.
 
2020-07-04 9:15:18 PM  

Godscrack: Cubansaltyballs: 1) getting sweaty with other dudes 2) showering with them

I'm gonna guess you're gay and go to the gym to actually work out. And never look at other dudes because you're serious about your workouts.
Because no straight man would pay that much attention to what other dudes are doing in a gym/locker room. Unless he secretly wanted in on some action himself.


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2020-07-04 9:16:48 PM  

The Zen Philosopher Basho: [YouTube video: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Fight Milk]Fight like a crow!


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2020-07-04 9:18:29 PM  

CrazyCurt: You'd think this being America there would be more outrage at the closing of buffets.

/ Come on, that sneeze guard will stop anything.


Was at the grocery store yesterday and they require everyone to wear facial coverings, which I guess includes plastic windshield visors, which some doofus was walking around wearing, oblivious to the fact it's not actually giving him any protection at all, nor protecting anyone from him if he is a carrier

The fact that store employees allowed that and he thought that was acceptable shows just how effing ignorant people are around PPE and it's uses

So while I know you were making a funny, it's actually scary how spot on that statement is

America is done. There's no way a nation filled with this many idiots and willfully ignorant sociopaths can continue to lead anything. You think 2020 is bad - just wait till 2030 when the US is the Zimbabwe of the Western Hemisphere and even Mexico considers our nation a lawless shiathole
 
2020-07-04 9:23:15 PM  

rcain: Was at the grocery store yesterday and they require everyone to wear facial coverings, which I guess includes plastic windshield visors, which some doofus was walking around wearing, oblivious to the fact it's not actually giving him any protection at all, nor protecting anyone from him if he is a carrier

The fact that store employees allowed that and he thought that was acceptable shows just how effing ignorant people are around PPE and it's uses


If you made Walmart money, would you bother stopping someone like that? You have to pick your battles and with Karens being armed lately, I just don't see much worth enforcing.
 
2020-07-04 9:24:11 PM  

KingOfTown: I'm waiting for the AZ dude from the PA restaurant thread to show up here and complain. He was all "why are they shutting the gyms down, but you can go to the casino?"

Attempts to educate were made.


I can see the gym owners being angry here where the gyms are closed but the "athletic training" facilities are open. I can't box but the mayor's kid can go to wrestling practice every day.
 
2020-07-04 9:43:04 PM  

Koodz: KingOfTown: I'm waiting for the AZ dude from the PA restaurant thread to show up here and complain. He was all "why are they shutting the gyms down, but you can go to the casino?"

Attempts to educate were made.

I can see the gym owners being angry here where the gyms are closed but the "athletic training" facilities are open. I can't box but the mayor's kid can go to wrestling practice every day.


"Hey now. Hmmm. You know what will fix this? Bear traps. Bear traps everywhere. For safety."

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/ Thanks random Farker who reminded me every episode is on Adult Swim.
 
2020-07-04 9:44:19 PM  

rcain: CrazyCurt: You'd think this being America there would be more outrage at the closing of buffets.

/ Come on, that sneeze guard will stop anything.

Was at the grocery store yesterday and they require everyone to wear facial coverings, which I guess includes plastic windshield visors, which some doofus was walking around wearing, oblivious to the fact it's not actually giving him any protection at all, nor protecting anyone from him if he is a carrier

The fact that store employees allowed that and he thought that was acceptable shows just how effing ignorant people are around PPE and it's uses

So while I know you were making a funny, it's actually scary how spot on that statement is

America is done. There's no way a nation filled with this many idiots and willfully ignorant sociopaths can continue to lead anything. You think 2020 is bad - just wait till 2030 when the US is the Zimbabwe of the Western Hemisphere and even Mexico considers our nation a lawless shiathole


So, essentially Idiocracy has been realised in US?
 
2020-07-04 9:49:23 PM  

abhorrent1: Arizona is weird. Went there probably 15 years ago and went to a Denny's that had a full bar.


Think that's weird? I went to a Friday's in KS, and they didn't have a bar.

/Oh, right; Kansas...
 
2020-07-04 9:51:23 PM  
Commercial gyms have groups of people socializing with no masks.
But, there are people there doing various exercises with the goal of a healthy lifestyle.
The groups overlap to an extent but there is also potential for conflict.
I'm not interested in continuing a commercial gym membership even at the low monthly rate, because I'm one of the most antisocial people there for athletic training.
All I need is some bumper plates and garage gym is ready
 
2020-07-04 9:52:55 PM  
They should send ED-209.
 
2020-07-04 9:53:53 PM  

CrazyCurt: Koodz: KingOfTown: I'm waiting for the AZ dude from the PA restaurant thread to show up here and complain. He was all "why are they shutting the gyms down, but you can go to the casino?"

Attempts to educate were made.

I can see the gym owners being angry here where the gyms are closed but the "athletic training" facilities are open. I can't box but the mayor's kid can go to wrestling practice every day.

"Hey now. Hmmm. You know what will fix this? Bear traps. Bear traps everywhere. For safety."

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/ Thanks random Farker who reminded me every episode is on Adult Swim.


You have my attention.

For the record I don't think I should be boxing right now and I don't think the kids should be wrestling either.
 
2020-07-04 10:36:09 PM  
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2020-07-04 10:36:10 PM  

KingOfTown: I'm waiting for the AZ dude from the PA restaurant thread to show up here and complain. He was all "why are they shutting the gyms down, but you can go to the casino?"

Attempts to educate were made.


Hey buddy! Im here.

Yes, let's leave casinos and restaurants open while we also decide who gets to live and die in the hospitals. I'm gonna be hungry!
 
2020-07-04 10:52:50 PM  

MinnesotaJack: Commercial gyms have groups of people socializing with no masks.
But, there are people there doing various exercises with the goal of a healthy lifestyle.
The groups overlap to an extent but there is also potential for conflict.
I'm not interested in continuing a commercial gym membership even at the low monthly rate, because I'm one of the most antisocial people there for athletic training.
All I need is some bumper plates and garage gym is ready


I hear that. Never going back again, I've got myself set up at this point. Pretty sure it's already paid for itself in terms of convenience.

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2020-07-04 11:20:13 PM  
People still haven't quite grasped how radically this pandemic is changing our life; they don't realize that some of these changes are more or less permanent. The curve (sort of) flattened, and that was enough for them to write off the virus.

They don't realize that we are, at best, at the end of the beginning, and it will definitely get worse before it gets better.

/Politicizing the virus was a nice touch
//God, humans are an idiotic, illogical species way too often
///Three for me not for thee
 
2020-07-04 11:25:36 PM  

abhorrent1: Arizona is weird. Went there probably 15 years ago and went to a Denny's that had a full bar.


Most people go to Denny's after the bars close, so I'm not sure how that works.
 
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