Planet Fitness Will NEVER Judge Me

Deliberate Typo -- Planet Fitness spells "judgment" as "JUDGEment" as a branding thing. Click on the pic to fund out why this distinction matters. (New Hampshire Magazine illustration by Brad Fitzpatrick)

Deliberate Typo — Planet Fitness spells “judgment” as “JUDGEment” as a branding thing. Click on the pic to fund out why this distinction matters. (New Hampshire Magazine illustration by Brad Fitzpatrick)

So, after months of not using my Planet Fitness membership, I walked in tonight, stared the front desk guy in the eyes and asked, “Are you REALLY a No Judgment Zone?” I told him I hadn’t gone to the gym in months but needed a new membership tag.

I was not judged. Then, I used the bathroom, walked a lap around to see some of the machines I am not using and then walked out the door so I could go pick up my daughter. The guy at the desk did not give me a judgmental look at all.

During last January’s New Year’s Resolution season, I wrote about my “Weighting For Validation” for New Hampshire Magazine, exploring the popular gym chain’s ban on locker room scales to protect their customers’ body image. Really.

I wondered then as I wonder now: Would Planet Fitness judge me if I stood there and proceeded to eat purple Tootsie Roll after purple Tootsie Roll (their trademark promotional gimmick) from the reception desk candy dish — and then considered my workout complete? Still LOVE those Tootsie Rolls, though I didn’t see any when I got my new membership card. Hope they haven’t scrapped the program.

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