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How do you feel about religious music being played in a gym?

The gym I go to don’t do it all the time, but I’ve noticed sometime they play Christian music and to be honest, Christian music don’t motivate me enough to want to work out hard enough. I still workout hard, but I prefer regular music to get my adrenaline going when I work out. I have to have music that keeps me going and keeps me excited enough.

By EmeraldJewel
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Christian music is horrible...it makes my ears wanna puke....

goldenvalleyguy Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Lol in their world I’d be demon possessed! Maybe I am, but if being demon possessed is this damn good, I don’t wanna give it up lmfao!

@EmeraldJewel ....Yeah Baby!....When I walk into a church the sky turns red & my head catches on fire....(...I really, really wish it really did that!)

I know. The only Christian music in the popular genre I have heard is 80's style ACM which is shocking enough in itself without grafting on a message. I have not listened to heavy metal christian music but I came across this excruciatingly pompous article I just have to share! [gotquestions.org]

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I was going to say I’d find a different gym, but truth be told I doubt I’d even notice as I’d have my own music going with headphones.

Ella Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Looking right now for iPods. Problem solved! They don’t play it all the time at the gym, only sometime.

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You should get you an iPod

Sheannutt Level 9 July 11, 2018
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Lmfao I was just thinking that, too! About to buy one.

@EmeraldJewel that's cool I think you'll enjoy it

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Are there no other gyms there? Do you wear ear plugs? Do you ever feel suicidal thoughts creeping into your brain when you are there?

Sticks48 Level 8 July 11, 2018
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There are other gyms, but this particular gym is he only one with CrossFit class. It’s a public gym so I’ll see about having them change the music.

@EmeraldJewel It is most likely a gym open to the public but is a private business.

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Yeah WHY?! That is terrible! Not just as an atheist but as a human being with ears!

A2Jennifer Level 7 July 11, 2018
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No no no. Godsmack, Shinedown, Disturbed, ....

KateZilla Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Just not the new Godsmack album, they let me down so much on this one.

@jorj good to know

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I find it loathsome anywhere.

Holysocks Level 7 July 12, 2018
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You and me both.

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Bletch..it would make me walk out.

ShuMei2018 Level 7 July 12, 2018
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I'd be as annoyed if they played country music. I want to hear some guy sing about his girlfriend running off in his pick-up with his dog and the rest of the beer as much as some thumper singing sky daddy is so good. Hate that crap.
I'd rather hear elevator music.

MacTavish Level 7 July 12, 2018
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I’m more offended by so many TVs in public spaces (waiting rooms, gyms...) having Fox News on.

UUNJ Level 7 July 11, 2018
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I'd be asking them to change it because it was offensive to me.
If they didn't, I'd be asking to end my membership.

KKGator Level 9 July 11, 2018
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Honestly, in the gym I love to play some raging heavy metal to get me amped.
But to tell the truth, I love to listen, and play a lot of Classical music, mainly Bach or Vivaldi. who were very religious, and were inspired for their love of god that made them write such beautiful pieces. I don't feel the same reverance to god when I listen to their music, or when writing my own. But I sometimes do not care where the inspiration comes from, to me the music speasks for itself.

TristanNuvo Level 7 July 11, 2018
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I love Bach, but not for exercise.

What a beautiful expression about creativity. As you say, who cares where it comes from. You can always tell when the muse or the intellect has been at work! Depth of expression from the muse, flatland conformity or construction from the intellect.

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Nope, I'd ask for it to be changed or change gyms.

HippieChick58 Level 8 July 11, 2018
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Eww...

CK-One Level 6 July 11, 2018
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I speak up, nicely, and let them know there are some that are not thrilled with the choice.

evergreen Level 7 July 12, 2018
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That’s exactly what I tend to do as soon as the boss is back and ask is there a special reason why the music has gone from normal to Christian music.

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It sounds as if the person working there is imposing his religious beliefs on you by playing the music of his or her religion. If they advertised as a Christian owned gym,then that would be one thing,but if they didn't then they are stepping over a line. You have a right to complain. I am sure a Christian would complain if Satanic music was being played. If they have that right,then so do you.

Dogpound9 Level 6 July 12, 2018
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Ikr! Lol

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I considered joining a Curves for a hot second until I found out they played Xtian music there. Doesn't matter that I bring my own tunes and therefore wouldn't hear it, it's still a huge nope for me.

memorylikeasieve Level 7 July 12, 2018
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I can’t really understand how anyone could get their “sweat on” to light acoustic ramblings about Jesus. Lolol

JamesBlue Level 5 July 11, 2018
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Lmfao me, either!

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I just put on my headphones and ignore it, my music is way better

CaseyWind Level 3 July 11, 2018
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Head phones...

Buddha Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Yup!

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It’s unacceptable to play music with an agenda in a place that should be welcoming to a cross-section of society.

ArdentAtheist Level 8 July 11, 2018
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Free country and capitalism, if you don't like it , terminate your membership and go to another gym or just wear headphones.

RaulPerez Level 6 July 11, 2018
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I would complain to the management before taking my business elsewhere. You never know the circumstances. It may be some low level douche bag employee in charge of the music.

Unfortunately in my case it isn’t easy cause I’m signed up for CrossFit and only one gym I go to ha e the class and I’m determined to lose the weight I want lost and stay healthy. They don’t play it all the time so iPod and headphones is my best friends right now!

@TonyMacaroni Thays exactly what I was thinking cause this gym never really played Christian music before. One of the guys in charge is on vacation and since this new one, he’s been playing Christian music.

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Not appropriate.

t1nick Level 7 July 11, 2018
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I wouldn't like it, but if it's a private gym, then it's the owner's choice. If it's a public place, then they shouldn't be playing it!

OlderMusicGeek Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Totally wrong!

Louiseann Level 5 July 11, 2018
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