WTF? Called out at the gym tonight.
So I took my 13 yoa to the gym this afternoon to do chest/bi-s.
We were on the incline dumbell bench and I was doing the 115s. I stood up and set them on the ground and a female personal trainer on the other side of the room yelled "don't drop the dumbells".
Well, I didn't drop them, I set them down and they are loose, so no matter how gently you set them down, they clang.
My son who is 13 yoa was using the 27 lb dumbells and touching them at each extension. Again she yells at us to quit banging the weights, but I really didnt' think she was talking to us because it was so petty. She yells again and points to a sign and tells us (him) to quit banging the weights. I realize she's talking to us and tell her that he's not banging the weights and she walks up to me and yells at me that I told him to do that. I told her that I've seen people drop 100s or more from full extention and that the 115s sound loud because they need to be tightened up.
She walked off, but I was pissed that she had the gall to yell at us infront of her client, and everyone else. If she had a valid gripe, she should have come up to me and talked to me instead of calling me out in front of everyone in there.
There were a couple of guys on the incline bench that told me "Man, that's bullshit" as she was walking away. Funny thing that about 10 minutes after she left the freeweight area there was a guy working out with the 100s on shoulder press and after each set he was dropping them from shoulder level (about 3.5 feet).
I'm not sure what the deal was, I've been working out there for 14 years (at Get Fit, then Golds) and have NEVER had an issue. I always clean up my weights and the area around me, even if it was trashed when I get there.
Anyway, that didn't set well with me.