your gym f*ckin’ SUCKS!

I moved to Florida from NY about 8 years ago with only
one thing on my mind…

…to become a successful personal trainer and finally open
my own hard core gym.

When I got here I took a job at one of your typical chrome
and carpet, “Globo Gyms”.

This place SUCKED because the air conditioning was set
to 50 degrees and no body ever sweat a single drop during
their workouts.

So I moved to a private gym that was inside a chiropractor’s

The placed SUCKED because you have to whisper and keep
the music low, so as to not disturb the patients.

Finally I moved to a small bodybuilding gym downtown
where I leased space from an old, anxious ex-female body

This placed SUCKED because every time me or one of my
clients dropped a barbell or dumb bell the owner would
shit herself and come whining to me about the damage to
her equipment.

Then I got fed up and invested every last dime I had earned
in the previous 3 years, plus more on credit cards, to open
my own warehouse gym.

In MY gym, Strength Camp, there is:

[+] No Air Conditioning and we sweat our asses off in the heat.

[+] We play heavy metal, rock and rap music as loud as possible.

[+] and, the rule about dropping weights at my gym, is that you
MUST drop the weights, and if you break something we all clap
and congratulate you.

My gym rocks.

What about your gym?

If you’re not satisfied with the BS rules, regulations and sensitive
old members at your gym.

Then join mine:

No matter where you live, you can still enjoy the intensity of my
Strength Camp.

Grow Stronger,
Elliott Hulse

12 thoughts on “your gym f*ckin’ SUCKS!”

  1. Young_padawan says:

    You rock!!
    Was wondering any advice you would give to someone that wants go into the fitness industry and eventually open his/her own warehouse gym!?

  2. Hell Yeah, My gym rocks!!! I was fortunate enough to find a Metroflex Gym in my city. At this gym we:

    -Do not have AC
    -Play Rap/Heavy Metal
    -Will shame people for spending too much time on the phone or visiting
    -Have Strengh and/or Endurance competitions

    Going to this Gym makes all the difference in the world because I know I am going to work my ass off. It has also inspired me to do my own. Going to check out your product. Yo Elliott!!! Keep Rocking man!!! You are an inspiration!!!

  3. Norwegian Lifter says:

    I’d fekken love to work out at your gym, Elliot.
    About six weeks ago I switched from a no-frills Globo gym type deal. Very small free weight section, usually filled with idiots with egos large enough to match the weights they were trying to lift. Now, I don’t mind you dropping weights, but when you do so next to my foot, I take exception.

    Now I work out at one of Norway’s top builder gyms. Fair enough, the equipment is a bit worn, but there is no AC. I sweat my ass off. There’s plnety of free weights to go around, the people are so much nicer. I’ve actually talked with more people there in six weeks than during five years at the other place (it was cheap and near my place, this new one is cheap and near work), but oif course, NEVER when I lift.

  4. Jeroen Coninx says:

    “you MUST drop the weights, and if you break something we all clap and congratulate you.” hahaha love it :D Someday I’m going to open my own gym with the same rules :)

  5. Hartej Grewal says:

    wish I could!!

  6. Berner says:

    I train at a very small but lovley, oly lifting gym.. so we do whatever the fu*k we want to do (: No air.. Droping barblles everywhere.. i the music we want how we want

  7. John says:

    haha, fuck yeah. Thats EXACTLY why I have my own gym in my back yard. I put it all together for about 300 bucks using craigslist. My backyard looks like a prison yard and I go in there and I blast metal and I scream and I drop weights and I have my pit bulls running around play fighting while I lift. I sweat on everything and the best part I DON’T HAVE TO PUT ANYTHING BACK WHEN I’M DONE.

  8. Sherlock says:

    @Norweigan Lifter, Its warm enough to sweat in Norway?

  9. carlos says:

    Wish i could be at your gym!.. one day mabyee!

  10. Alex says:

    I workout at an hardcore powerlifting and bodybuilding gym, the owner still has one of the best physiques i have ever seen, has a degree in sports science and physiotherapy, theres no ac, its huge, has everything anyone can use and a bit more, good music and u can use chalk and drop weights as loud as you want, oh, and its right across the street from my house.. i guess i’m lucky
    The mma gym i go to is not so near, but is very good too..
    the pool where i swim and stretch is a bit like the ones you are talking about, but since im swiming and taking my shower there i love the hygiene.

  11. Ingemar says:

    I actually fantasized about opening my own power/Olympic lifting gym. What prompted it was that my 24Hour Fitness “upgraded” to a Super Sport club. The upgrade? We went from four power racks to… two.

    Bullshite, I said. Some upgrade.

    I floated my idea to some people I knew in the strength community but I eventually gave up because my gym eventually grew a brain (and some balls) and there are now six power racks. But someday, maybe…

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