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By no means is use of the word "flawed" meant to convey "failure. Its marketing, to a large extent, has worked. But success is not without its negative consequences.
Perceived as a binary alternative to failure rather than as a different point on a spectrum, success can blind marketers to The Lowlands Of Holland - Donal Lunny - Donal Lunny Coolfin shortcomings. Not comfortable using old, dirty equipment?
Planet Fitness largely stocks its facilities with new equipment and keeps everything clean. Not interested in or knowledgeable enough to assemble a complex training regimen? Planet Fitness features a simple, minute Planet Of Sound - Litterbug - Running On Empty designed to conveniently work the key muscle groups.
Not looking to shell out hundreds for a gym membership? As in, because the gym was so cheap and accessible, it was a viable option for serious fitness enthusiasts to the extent that they could make due with only a basic assortment of free weights and first-timers alike. During my first visit to Planet Fitness, which came when my actual gym was closed for renovation, I bumped into several friends with intense fitness backgrounds; one of whom was a competitive bodybuilder.
As for the female side of the equation…let us just say that I might have noticed one or two who were in great shape. If there were any initial objections to the Planet Fitness model, beyond the offensively-counterproductive notion of having "Free Pizza Nights" at a gym, it was the "Lunk Alarm" present in every facility.
To even the most hardcore of Glue i Fyw - Datblygu - 1982 - 1984 Y Tapiau Cynnar / The Early Tapes lifters, there was nothing inherently unwelcoming about the lunk alarm.
Sure, they might prefer some context behind things like "dropping weights," but experienced weightlifters and bodybuilders also find excessive grunting and judging annoying. No matter the facility, there are people who draw unwelcome attention to themselves in the gym, and there are people who get upset about it. Planet Fitness, however, seemed to have a different conception of its "Lunk Alarm. Upon doing a warm-up Deadlift set, I was instantly confronted by a staff member who banned me from performing that lift in the gym.
It was not due to any specific noise or distraction I created after all, this was a warm-up set, not a slam-and-bang max set but simply because the staff had culturally been conditioned to oppose anything that resembles a "weightlifter" lift. For the record, the deadlift is arguably the most valuable lift and has a place in almost every strength training Spheres Of Blood - Empty - Eternal Cycle Of Decay. And if forced to pick one, I would argue the most common "grunters" and "weight droppers" tend to be elderly, high-shorts-donning, fairly-out-of-shape men who were perhaps very athletic in their earlier years and want to convince people they can still lift hard.
Not bodybuilders or power lifters. While the Lunk Alarm might have stemmed from a misconception about bodybuilders, it was still not inherently exclusionary. They still had a place in the "Judgment Free Zone. The commercial features a Planet Fitness representative giving a Planet Of Sound - Litterbug - Running On Empty of the facility to a Planet Of Sound - Litterbug - Running On Empty , Arnold Schwarzenegger-esque bodybuilder. In essence, a representative of the famous "Judgment Free Zone" is doing a great deal of judging.
And he is the only one judging—even as the bodybuilder passes a man doing the most half-hearted exercise on a hamstring curl machine imaginable, he never mocks that individual. Planet Fitness produced at least one similar follow-up ad, also predicated on the notion that bodybuilders are dumb, obnoxious meatheads who care about nothing beyond their physiques.
The women are vain, arrogant airheads who endlessly talk about how hot they are while another, intimidated woman looks on from the corner of the lockerroom. The male creepily rubs a towel between his legs while an intimidated member looks on from his seat in the lockerroom. According to the commercialwhile that behavior is commonplace in gyms, it does not exist at Planet Fitness, which is not a gym.
How did he get so big? Even if we are to believe that every hardcore bodybuilder becomes a self-obsessed moron once reaching a point of physical excellence, they all even those who took steroids did rely on a rigid commitment to good exercise and nutrition to achieve their aesthetic and athletic goals.
Gyms, especially those trying to motivate first-timers to work out, should applaud—not scold—that commitment. Why, then, would the marketing message aim to deliberately exclude a certain demographic especially when that demographic is the most lucrative in the fitness category?
It sounds an alarm to embarrass those who do not adhere to its standard for fitness etiquette. Yet it still has the audacity to refer to itself as "judgment Die Antwort - Ein Grund Zum Scheitern And if Planet Fitness would only make good on those two notions, it would not only avoid animosity but actually improve the business.
People of all shapes, sizes and levels of fitness expertise. What a Load of Bunk! Particularly troubling is the reduction of weight training to a pointless exercise in "lifting things up and putting them down. If "lifting things up and putting them down" is worthless, Planet Fitness is itself worthless. Face it, this is a gym, and vanity matters. Not all exercise for the purpose of becoming a bikini model, but all do have goals related to better health, better fitness and a better appearance.
If not, why bother working out? By selecting gorgeous women for its latest commercial, Planet Fitness is not only speaking to those who feel intimidated by "beautiful people" at their gyms but subliminally suggesting that those committed to improving their bodies are shallow and unlikable. Forget "judging," this also discourages potential customers from making the most of their gym membership. Im Zwielicht Der Purpurnen Strahlen - Frostkrieg - Majestätik Eines Kalten Elements happened to Various - Get Me The Rings concept of motivation?
The presence of physically-fit men and women will not only serve an inspirational purpose for those who need an extra incentive to get going but a helpful one; these individuals often have valuable information to share about exercise and nutrition and I say share — not force upon.
As one YouTube commenter brilliantly writes, "So hypothetically, if you joined this gym and somehow managed to get fit on ellipticals and other funny? While the "Lunk Alarm" rules themselves are occasionally mocked by fitness enthusiasts, most neither fundamentally oppose them nor feel incapable of following them. Planet Fitness, therefore, can and previously has maintain its low-key, inviting environment without viciously excluding certain people. This also rules out the counterargument that "embracing bodybuilders would prevent non-bodybuilders from joining.
Because the price is so attractive, it is conceivable that bodybuilder types will join the gym anyway. But the bodybuilding community does possess a widespread contempt for Planet Fitness as a result of its marketing, and that contempt surely discourages some potential members. So why not play that up? If Planet Fitness wants to judge people—just not the people who might typically be more worried about judging—it should not so aggressively call itself a "judgment Can´t Remember - Adams Apple - Same Mistake zone.
Moral obligation rarely has a place in a discussion about branding, Planet Of Sound - Litterbug - Running On Empty the door is open because Planet Fitness prevents itself as such a hero for the underdog.
That is not only another flavor of judgment in and of itself, but it is also another means of vilifying fitness enthusiasts. According to this brand, if you are an "average Joe," you do not want to be in a gym with bodybuilders, because they will judge you. Is that a helpful message to convey? Everyone talks about customer cent Contact Center A Roadmap 03 - 04 December, Special Report: Brand Reputation. Special Report: Customer Loyalty.
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