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Don't you dare grunt in the gym...

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. You can lift, strain, crunch and sweat all you want at the Planet Fitness in the Dutchess County village. But whatever you do, do not grunt.

Yep, "no grunting." It says so, in black and white, on a sign posted at the gym. One former member learned the new rule the hard way.

"This is really absurd, especially the part about the grunting," said Al Argibay, a corrections officer who learned first-hand "no grunting" means exactly that.

Argibay, a former competitive bodybuilder, joined the gym in September because it was affordable and convenient.

Planet Fitness is also somewhat picky, with a long list of dos-and-don'ts posted right inside the door.

"No grunting or screaming" is listed, along with "no bandanas or do-rags."

"We're creating an atmosphere that's not intimidating," said Carol Palazzolo, the gym manager, who yanked Argibay's membership on Monday.

Argibay said he was at a multi-press station, getting ready to squat about 500 pounds when the forbidden sin happened. "I let out a grunt, squatted down, back up, grunt again. That's it," explained Argibay. "Basically, grunt, grunt, basic breathing in heavy, and breathing out."

Grunting is commonplace at most gyms, but not Planet Fitness, which discourages so-called "musclehead behavior."

There's even a flashing light and siren on the wall, labeled a "lunk alarm," which sounds if someone grunts or drops weights on the floor.

Is it ok to grunt while working out?

Palazzolo admits she called the cops on Argibay. The Wappingers Falls police report said officers were asked to "escort a member out of the club for grunting while working out...which is not conforming with the rules of the establishment."

But Palazzolo said that's only part of the story.

"He did grunt, and when I told him he wasn't allowed to grunt, he got irate at me, he swore, and he yelled at me," Palazzolo said. "I asked him not to [grunt), he got irate and nasty, and I can't have him in my facility if he's gonna do those kind of things."

Argibay denied he yelled, cursed, or acted inappropriately. He demanded an apology from the gym and its manager.

"It's an attack on my character, and it's very embarrasing, and an insult," Argibay said. "At the end of the day, after serving your community as a corrections officer, the last thing I want is to be escorted out of the gym by the local authorities."

Palazzolo is standing her ground.

"I'm not out to hurt anybody," she said. "If he feels I hurt his feelings, I apologize for that, but I do not apologize for the way I handled the situation and I am not apologizing for our etiquette at Planet Fitness."

It's not personal, she said, it's policy. Grunters should go elsewhere.

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I think this is the same gym that some other guy was comlaining about in some other thread. haha. Makes a little sense i guess? But for real i think theres another thread on here about it. But i agree it is absolutely rediculous.

And that girl that works at fitness essentials is pretty hott ehh?
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That's stupid. They might as well have a siren that goes off everytime a black man walks into the gym.
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Aaron, that's a fucking repost!

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I get annoyed when ugly fucks bring their hot ass women to the gym. Can I throw their asses out? *just the dudes, the chicks can stay*
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why does it annoy you when someone brings a hott ass chick anywhere?
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why does it annoy you when someone brings a hott ass chick anywhere?
I get distracted. There was this chick doing fucking squats the other night in the gym, and she grunted and I almost fell over.

It was beautiful, but can be very distracting.

They usually get upset when you look... but they bring them anyways.

It's not that I'm annoyed in the sense of really being annoyed, I just wanna poke at their girls for a few minutes and then give 'em back.
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If you need signs in the gym there should be one that says "dont do bicep curls in the squat rack when people need to use it for SQUATS!" I was next to some guy that roared when doing an tricep extension, I did all I could not to drop my weights and start laughing.
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I get distracted. There was this chick doing fucking squats the other night in the gym, and she grunted and I almost fell over.

It was beautiful, but can be very distracting.

They usually get upset when you look... but they bring them anyways.

It's not that I'm annoyed in the sense of really being annoyed, I just wanna poke at their girls for a few minutes and then give 'em back.
It's extremely distracting when a hot chick is around. Especially when you try and do more weight that you really can.
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And that girl that works at fitness essentials is pretty hott ehh?

She's definitely a cutie. I should offer to take her for a ride some time.

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Thats pretty gay, its not like he took a shit in the floor!
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If you need signs in the gym there should be one that says "dont do bicep curls in the squat rack when people need to use it for SQUATS!" I was next to some guy that roared when doing an tricep extension, I did all I could not to drop my weights and start laughing.
I think everyone has seen some retarded ass shit working out. There are a couple of kids that come in with their fresh white tee's, BLARING something like Dem Franchise Boyz on their i-pods, and when they're done doing their incline workout with *35-40lb dumbbells* they yell and toss them to the sides.
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I think everyone has seen some retarded ass shit working out. There are a couple of kids that come in with their fresh white tee's, BLARING something like Dem Franchise Boyz on their i-pods, and when they're done doing their incline workout with *35-40lb dumbbells* they yell and toss them to the sides.
What bothers me more are when the big guys with the 150lb dumbells throw them and then walk off. If you can lift it, you can rack it.

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haha...she's young though. I think she's got like 7 more months...but who's counting?! lol
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I think this is the same gym that some other guy was comlaining about in some other thread. haha. Makes a little sense i guess? But for real i think theres another thread on here about it. But i agree it is absolutely rediculous.

And that girl that works at fitness essentials is pretty hott ehh?

Yeah, that was me. This was posted in that thread yesterday...

... and now the article and all related posts are deleted, and this thread was started.


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haha...she's young though. I think she's got like 7 more months...but who's counting?! lol

Hasn't stopped me before.

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Yeah, that was me. This was posted in that thread yesterday...

... and now the article and all related posts are deleted, and this thread was started.





Don't get all bootie hurt, I was just messin' with Geof for crying "repost".

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Don't get all bootie hurt, I was just messin' with Geof for crying "repost".

Eh, i'm not that worried about it... I'm thinking more about how fun it would be to have mod powers.

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Thats pretty gay, its not like he took a shit in the floor!
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What bothers me more are when the big guys with the 150lb dumbells throw them and then walk off. If you can lift it, you can rack it.
Yeah that's annoying too.
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what's wrong with doin presses with 45 pound dumbells?? that's what I have to workout with. I'm 6'3" and 165-170. I've been skinny all my life but I have definition. just curious.

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what's wrong with doin presses with 45 pound dumbells?? that's what I have to workout with. I'm 6'3" and 165-170. I've been skinny all my life but I have definition. just curious.

There's nothing wrong with it if you rack them when you're done. He's talking about the guys that throw them around like they are hot shit, and then leave them out for the rest of ust to trip over. No offense to you or anyone else that is geniunely trying to make progress in the gym, but anyone pressing 45lb dumbells has not earned the right to have an ego.

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I make very little sound when i lift.. and i can generate just as much push power as the scream monkeys.. CLEARLY screaming isnt doing anything for them.. unless you are lifting Ronnie size weights.. shut the fuck up. as for curls in the squat rack.. i do it.. dont plan to stop doing it.. mostly because i have seen people SQUAT there with 25s on each side.. if you are squatting LESS then i can curl.. then i can curl in the squat rack.

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I don't have an ego. I know I'm skinny and I just want to maintain my defined physique. I don't have the genetics to be a big mofo. I show respect and get respect because I'm a decent person, not a hardass. (I workout at my house mostly, and sometimes the gym at TCC NWest). <----- mainly at home cause I don't wanna show everyone up. haha

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There's nothing wrong with it if you rack them when you're done. He's talking about the guys that throw them around like they are hot shit, and then leave them out for the rest of ust to trip over. No offense to you or anyone else that is geniunely trying to make progress in the gym, but anyone pressing 45lb dumbells has not earned the right to have an ego.
Yeah, didn't mean to offend anyone but throwing shit around, yelling when you lift and other funny things like that are really reserved for the big guys, because.. well... they just can.

I sound like an open nitrous bottle when I lift... I keep getting called "the snake" because I hiss when I exhale. haha. But then again I'm pressing dumbells in the triple digits, so while I'm not huge, I certainly don't care what others think that are doing half that.
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if u go to a gym that says no grunting u need to change gyms!cause thats a gym for puxxys
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