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The new gym rules

Page 2 has obtained the Planet Fitness memo to its employees banning grunting and other inappropriate behaviors.

Updated: November 6, 2006, 11:33 AM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

News Item: A Planet Fitness gym in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., reportedly kicked out and later revoked the membership of a man who grunted while lifting weights. The gym prohibits grunting, screaming, bandanas, 'do rags and what it terms "musclehead behavior"; it even has a "lunk alarm," a flashing light and siren that sounds when someone grunts or drops weights on the floor.

"We're creating an atmosphere that's nonintimidating," said the gym's manager.

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