I work out at Planet Fitness probably 5 days a week. I’ve been a member for about a year and I joined because I wanted to be in an environment where I could get back into shape and purify my body through sweat and exercise.
However, for me it’s not just about exercise. Its about nutrition and the products that I use on my body and in my home. Many household products have ingredients in them that can lead to cancer, hormone disruption, infertility, asthma, and blindness according to the Environmental Working Group. That’s why over the past few weeks I have become increasingly concerned because although I’ve stopped using certain products in my home, I am forced to breathe these potentially harmful chemicals into my lungs and thus into my body at the gym.
Let me just say that I commend Planet Fitness for maintaining tidy facility and a regular cleaning schedule. However, I just don’t think that this facility is aware that the products they are using contain chemicals which can be fatal if inhaled, or burn or blind and certainly do not support or encourage optimum health. Isn’t optimum health the reason why we go to the gym?
So what to do? I’ve already tried to work out at different times, but it’s not always effective and I shouldn’t have to schedule my workouts around their cleaning schedule. So how do I as a mere single customer talk with my Planet Fitness manager about the chemicals they use and get them to change brands? Do I write or start an online petition?