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Are Glitter Gyms No Longer Glitter?

Just a month ago I dusted off my old Tales From the Glitter Gym series after a 13-year hiatus. I followed it up by explaining the term “Glitter Gym”. Then something happened.

My mini-gym Fitness 19 closed. They transferred … [continue reading]

What’s a Glitter Gym?

My previous post was part of the Tales From the Glitter Gym series. That was after a 13-year hiatus. The oldest post I have on the topic was from 2006, however, I recall using the term years before that. When … [continue reading]

Dude, What Happened to My Gym?

Three years ago I posted Millennials Have Killed the Glitter Gym.

People are staring at their phones between exercises. Between sets. Sometimes during the set itself. They are looking at their screens as they walk through the gym. They

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The End of Gyms? Part 2

In my last post, The End of Gyms? Part 1, I covered some of the macro challenges gyms are facing in a post-Coronavirus world. I suspect many gyms are going to fail for the reasons cited in that post.

However, … [continue reading]

Generation Deaf in the Glitter Gym

Last month, I posted Millennials Have Killed the Glitter Gym, which describes how this generation with their smartphones has ruined gyms.

People are staring at their phones between exercises. Between sets. Sometimes during the set itself. They are looking

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Millennials Have Killed the Glitter Gym

About twenty years ago, I coined the term “Glitter Gym” as a broad term to describe the growing big-box bright-light corporate gyms you see everywhere.

In my 2006 post Glitter and Rust, I said this:

A majority of men

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