Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blog News and Review Guidelines

First, the news: I'd like to welcome nightgigjo on board as co-moderator of this blog! That means that you can send reviews to either her @jo (at nightgig) dot com or to me @the dot bald dot soprano(at)gmail dot com.

Second: We're looking for more reviews!

If you're interested in writing a gym review for this blog, here are some guidelines you should be aware of:

The purpose of this blog is to help people find gyms that are welcoming to members who have widely different ability levels and body shapes. The corollary of this, of course, is that we also welcome reviews of gyms where you've had bad experiences as fat people/people who aren't exercising to lose weight. We welcome reviews from around the world; we will use keywords to sort them by country and city.

Be sure to include the following information in/with your review:
  • the name of the gym
  • the city/state/country that you're from
  • if it's a women-only gym, you should make that clear
  • be sure to tell us how we should credit you
Information that would be good to include:
  • -price per month
  • -information specifically on accessibility for people with disabilities
We look forward to hearing from you!


Fat Acceptance said...

I might suggest also including contract informarion. Many Gyms have incredibly onerous contract terms, to the point that it's legality is being looked into by several states' attorney generals. Anything they can prevent someone from being bound to a horribly restrictive contract could save people alot of time, stress, and money.

Jo said...

Fantastic suggestion, FA. I've nearly joined a couple of gyms over my lifetime, but the contract stuff scared the bejeezus out of me, so I backed out every time.

Knowing what's to be expected would help immensely.