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24-01-2013, 06:56 AM
RE: my gym has a new "class"
.........The FUCK?!

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24-01-2013, 12:40 PM (This post was last modified: 24-01-2013 12:54 PM by FlyingPizzaMonster.)
RE: my gym has a new "class"
It could be worse. The purple and yellow monstrosity that is spreading like a cancer and replacing all the real gyms in the country gives out free tootsie rolls, pizza and bagels to members, has no scales because scales are too "judgmental", has rules against lifting too heavy, and sounds an air raid siren if people so much as grunt. In their ads they portray bodybuilders as retarded and make it clear that they are not welcome.

Your gym OTOH trains people for the Tough Mudder, so it takes extreme effort seriously.

If the owner keeps the religious crap limited to that one class, and doesn't impose it on their members OR STAFF, I wouldn't worry too much.

If they don't though, it could be the start of something ugly.
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24-01-2013, 01:05 PM
RE: my gym has a new "class"
(24-01-2013 12:40 PM)FlyingPizzaMonster Wrote:  It could be worse. The purple and yellow monstrosity that is spreading like a cancer and replacing all the real gyms in the country gives out free tootsie rolls, pizza and bagels to members, has no scales because scales are too "judgmental", has rules against lifting too heavy, and sounds an air raid siren if people so much as grunt. In their ads they portray bodybuilders as retarded and make it clear that they are not welcome.
I actually got mad at my friend for joining that place. Which, admitedly, was a little irrational - which is why I hid my anger - but jesus titty-fuck that place is an abomination. The commercials can be funny, but then I remember that they're actually being serious and I want to throw a dumbbell at the TV.

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24-01-2013, 05:02 PM
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A dojo I used to go to while attending high school had a "class" like that. My then girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, whom I was on friendly terms with, invited me to the place because he knew I was interested in martial arts. The warm up was vigorous, the drills seemed very applicable, and they sparred regularly (which is a plus). I thought I was in kung fu heaven, but then came the end of the class. They brought out a dry erase board, handed out bibles, and started holding a bible study session. This was apparently a nightly thing. "We just taught you how to rip a man's throat out, so lets read about how Jesus told his disciples to turn the other cheek when confronted with danger." I decided to attend regularly, but I always--to their dismay--had to go home to do homework when time for the bible study came around. Funny how that worked out that way, huh?
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24-01-2013, 05:19 PM
RE: my gym has a new "class"
(24-01-2013 06:56 AM)Misanthropik Wrote:  .........The FUCK?!
Goodness me? Is that the latest erotic aerobic workout? No
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24-01-2013, 05:35 PM
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(24-01-2013 05:19 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  
(24-01-2013 06:56 AM)Misanthropik Wrote:  .........The FUCK?!
Goodness me? Is that the latest erotic aerobic workout? No
You didn't know I'm a personal trainer? And a highly erotic one at that? Drinking Beverage

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28-01-2013, 01:02 AM
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(23-01-2013 03:43 PM)k37713 Wrote:  Desired outcomes: spiritual community of believers and prospective believers, faith of participants strengthened, accountability relationships formed (or existing accountability relationships encouraged), and the Gospel unapologetically preached
Ah, I see. That's why nonbelievers are welcome: they intend to convert them to Christianity.

It's a shame, they could be using that time for real classes and people could get real exercise.
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28-01-2013, 01:56 AM
RE: my gym has a new "class"
(23-01-2013 03:43 PM)k37713 Wrote:  WTF: obviously I'm not saying anything to anyone about this- everyone has the right to do their own thing..and each crossfit gym/box is individually owned so it is just up to the owner what kind of environment he wants to nuture.. but I just think this is a place where god should be left out.. UGH.. I would seriously consider going to another box, but ours is the most competitive in the Dallas area and I love that..



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We are going to be introducing a new class for our members and members friends starting February 6th, 2013 . We will be holding the Class Wednesday night at 6:15 pm and it will be a time for people to come openly, honestly, and as they are (no judgment) to discuss things of faith, sin, how to achieve their spiritual goals and of course get a workout! God has put so many special people in our lives and sometimes when we first meet them we dont know why. We have those people at Strong, and they are all helping us get this class started. I want to give a special thanks to Andy Luten who is one of those that God has blessed us with to use and has been instrumental in the content / organization / spiritual leadership of the group.

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How we want the group described by those participating: "an honest place to come openly, just as I am"

Why were doing it: Many, if not most, of us have had life-changing experiences at CrossFit Strong. Weve seen our bodies change and our minds strengthened. What weve also learned is there are people to help if we need it: if someones donkey in CrossFit is muscle-ups, they come to the box to overcome it and learn muscle-ups. We all have other donkeys in our life that range from stress of job, work, life; and others have addictions that we need to overcome. It can be sugar, tobacco, alcohol, lust/porn, or even just being quick to anger! We want you to be able to come to the same fam-uh-lee and, without judgment, receive help and have truth spoken into your lives. We want to provide the same fitness for the soul as the body!

How well do it: Meet on Wedneday nights, talk through a lesson on a general issue (fear, doubt, eating issues, lust, etc.), then split into a group of guys and a group of girls for some gender-specific group time, which will include warming up as guys and girls for the WOD. Were going to start simply and see where the Lord takes this group. Well then all get together for a WOD and do what we do as CrossFitter’s. Lots of logistics are being worked out, so please bear with us as this group begins and starts to grow.

What it is: a safe place where its ok for people to not be ok and receive help and encouragement Devotionals will be given from a Christian Protestant perspective, but all are welcome to come and participate in the discussion (or, importantly, come and not participate, thats ok too). Its not a meeting of perfect people to look down on others or talk about everyones faults, instead its a time for us to draw together as a fam-uh-lee and ask how God would guide us closer to Himself. Proverbs 27:17 will be our foundational verse, as we grow we help others grow (an embodiment of who we are at Strong).

What it is not: CHURCH. All are welcome, regardless of belief, disbelief, or non-belief; but Counsel, advice, and prayer will be from a Christian perspective.

Desired outcomes: spiritual community of believers and prospective believers, faith of participants strengthened, accountability relationships formed (or existing accountability relationships encouraged), and the Gospel unapologetically preached
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28-01-2013, 07:49 AM
RE: my gym has a new "class"
I agree about Planet Fitness -esp when they serve pizza and doughnuts in the gym. I always laugh about that.. however * cough * I am a member there as well.. Mostly because they had one under my old apartment and it was convenient to hit the treadmills on bad weather days and it is 10 dollars a month. I still use my membership there now even tho I moved because it is close to work and I use the showers at lunch when I decide to go for a run..

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28-01-2013, 07:55 AM
RE: my gym has a new "class"
(28-01-2013 07:49 AM)k37713 Wrote:  I agree about Planet Fitness -esp when they serve pizza and doughnuts in the gym. I always laugh about that.. however * cough * I am a member there as well.. Mostly because they had one under my old apartment and it was convenient to hit the treadmills on bad weather days and it is 10 dollars a month. I still use my membership there now even tho I moved because it is close to work and I use the showers at lunch when I decide to go for a run..

Is it really a "judgement-free zone" like they say?

They're serving pizza and donuts so that probably answers my question.

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