So this week I went to do my workout as I normally do which include muscle ups. So I started doing muscle ups when the manager comes running over to me and says "you can't do that your head is almost touching the ceiling It is Against health and safety rules"I said it's almost touching but there is a good 6 inches and if it did touch I would be in the hospital with a concussion" she said "look if you keep on doing that I will ask you to leave"so I said "fine" and carried on with my workout without doing the muscle ups". So when I went home I phoned up management of the fitness company and explain to them that I'm just performing a muscle up on a bar and I am not causing any damage to the room or the apparatus.The next day I phone up the gym and ask if management has spoken to the manager I was expecting them to say she over reacted.But instead they said they've canceled my membership. So is there anything I can do? I guess I just have to start working out at home again. I know this is not paleo but I got nowhere else to complain.
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on November 16, 2012
at 03:59 PM
If you go to a gym, you have to play by their rules. My gym has bumper weights, but you are not allowed to drop the weights from a height of more than 1". That's their rule, it's their right to enforce them. Not sure I agree with them cancelling your membership, unless you flatly refused to agree to their rules.
I'd keep the membership and find a local playground with a pull-up bar to do the muscle ups...
on November 16, 2012
at 04:10 PM
Health & safety legislation is by definition pretty cautious. Users of clubs (I run a special needs charity so have to enforce H&S policy) always think that it'll never happen to them. One day it does and then the user is all of a sudden an expert at blaming the management who should have protected them. So organisations are cautious & rightly so.
It may be harsh to cancel someone's membership but it's their rules. And they are liable if it goes wrong.