Your Cheap-Ass Gym Is Messing With Your Mind, Doesn't Want You Healthy

Most of us hate going to the gym. It's intimidating and, unless you're Hamilton Nolan, you don't even know how to use half the machines and weights. So when Planet Fitness showed up and started offering pizza nights and massage chairs, it all sounded great. But Planet Fitness doesn't really care about your fitness. In… » 12/18/14 9:30pm 12/18/14 9:30pm

Yoga Isn't 'For Ladies' and Weights Aren't 'For Men'

Women make up slightly less than half of the NFL's fanbase. They're going to college in larger numbers than men. They're the Senators grabbing the legislative branch by the collar and dragging the country away from fiscal precipice. And yet! it's still weird for us when we try to use the weight room at a new gym. When… » 10/24/13 11:04am 10/24/13 11:04am

Is This Bizarre Gym Ad Guilty of Bodybuilder Snarking?

Anyone who's familiar with Planet Fitness ads knows that their message, basically, is that people of average physical fitness can workout in a Planet Fitness without fear of being menaced by steroidal mutants. Sometimes, this message is conveyed clearly, and other times...this happens. Are flaccid-armed men being… » 9/10/12 11:20pm 9/10/12 11:20pm

Excalibur Alums Immediately Defend Their Gym Against Gabby Douglas’…

On Sunday, Gabby Douglas sat down with Oprah and revealed some pretty harrowing anecdotes about some of the racial bullying she allegedly endured while training at Excalibur's gym in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She told Oprah that, as the only African American training at Excalibur, she sometimes felt bullied, which in… » 8/28/12 10:00am 8/28/12 10:00am

Jobs Make You Fat, Gyms Make You Rich

Do you have a job? Then bad news: You are probably fat. Or if you are not fat already, you are going to get fat. At least that is the conclusion one reaches after looking at the results of a new CareerBuilder survey about which jobs are most likely to make people gain weight. Is your job on the list? Almost certainly… » 6/08/12 10:25am 6/08/12 10:25am

Gym Invites You to Crack a Walnut with Your Rock Hard Ass and Then Eat…


This ridiculous ad for a chain of Russian gyms seems to be a wee bit confused about why people work out. There are plenty of reasons why people want to be buff, but being able to eat a nut that you've cracked with your bare ass is not usually one of them. And, in case you think it's disgusting to chew on something… » 2/20/12 11:15pm 2/20/12 11:15pm

In Insane New Ad, Gym Likens Itself to Auschwitz Because It's 'A…


Just when you thought every single person in the world had learned the lesson that it is never, never, never a good idea to make light of the holocaust, this comes along: A gym called the Circuit Factory in Dubai put out an ad several days ago that features a picture of the Auschwitz concentration camp with the… » 1/08/12 5:10pm 1/08/12 5:10pm

Woman Dancing On Treadmill Makes The Rest Of Us Look Lame


Wait, you can dance on a treadmill??? Why is this not a thing that is happening at gyms all of the time? Working out this way looks like so much more fun... Oh, right, this isn't a nationwide fitness craze because for most of us walking on a treadmill is difficult enough, and we'd fall to our death and then die… » 11/27/11 11:35am 11/27/11 11:35am