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Life Time Fitness

Posted: Sep 20, 2014 by    

cell phone

Complaint Rating:  50 % with 2 votes
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Lifte Time Fitness
2932 Water Tower Pl
Chanhassen, Minnesota
United States
Phone: (952) 947-0000
lifetimefitness.com
Life time fitness in las vegas (based in mn) has a no cell phone policy for the locker room, which they never enforced. I complained july 2014 cell phones pointed at me and others of different ages, and september 2014, life time fitness removed their cell phone policy. now allowing cell phones to be used at lockers, sinks, and showers area. a big thank you to life time fitness!


Not taking affirmative steps to protect against privacy rights violations.


New cell phone policy as long as no nude man/boy pics in locker room, can talk or text on cell phone, even aim the phone at them, just don't photo!


New cell phone policy as long as no nude man/boy pics in locker room, can talk or text on cell phone


Life time athletic ltf cell phone locker room policy life time athletic allows cell phones in men's locker room at lockers, sinks, towel dry off area near hot tub, just don't take pictures or video. men/boys of all ages naked. lft life time athletic summerlin las vegas nv 89135


You can use cell phones in men's room with other men and boys naked in front of your cell phone, it is totally allowed. - new policy after I complained risk of child pornography with men sitting at the towel dry off area and at sinks holding up cell phones. cell phones with capabilities to photo on each side like an iphone 5.
They were going to enforce their no cell phone ban due me bringing awareness, but they did the complete opposite and lifted the cell phone ban; making a reckless decision, providing even greater privacy violation risk abuse to members and their children.


Life time fitness has always had a no cell phone policy to protect privacy of members of all ages in men's locker room, and in august 2014 they lifted the ban and changed their policy as I (on july 17, 2014) requested more than 1 sign up (picture below), (they have 12 slippery and wet signs), I had cell phone pointed at me as I put on my underwear, and observed cell phones pointed in direction of minors who were wearing nothing.

I, like everyone else, see phones used by many, and people of all ages are in front and no one knows if their video or pictures are being taken.

They never tried to enforce the policy, and I see men at the towel dry off area and at the lockers and at the sinks hold up cell phones, and members of all ages can be photographed. do you want your family member or yourself photographed? i'm not comfortable with this, I complained, and they said they would correct the problem, only to make it even easier for privacy violations of male members.

Instead of enforcing their policy after my concern july 17 meeting, they are changing their policy, making even a greater risk, new policy as long as pictures are not being taken you can use your phones; however those taking pictures are sly.

Effective june 20, 2014 (policy on web but will be newly changed to protect the gym, not the member, cannot prove if pic/video is taken, can not get cell phone from another unless you have a court order, they know this!
Cell phones and other mobile devices. you may not use mobile devices to place calls in any locker room, sauna or steam room. please use common courtesy when using mobile devices in other areas of the center.

Https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/smile-youre-on-my-cell-phone-camera-phones-and-privacy states difficult to determine if your picture is taken because you're unaware.


There is no reason to provide at least a minimum amount of protection: which if 100% saying and reasonably enforcing no cell phone. I never seen them enforce policy, I was told they were to watch for theft (supposedly some members do not lock their lockers, and to keep eye on hot tub and steam room in locker room.

We have rich members and business men as members, we tell the young ones to stop taking pictures.

Truth: anyone can be a pedophile, or have desire to collect pictures of nude men and boys for personal use, or to submit to spy amateur websites. we don’t know what anyone’s fetishes, sickness, or behaviors are by just looking at them.


No one is taking pictures or video is life time athletic reply. but if they are, just report it to us.
You cannot guarantee this. the original no cell phone sign went up in life time fitness locker rooms 5 yrs. ago when in a life time fitness gym, in mn, a woman taken a nude picture or another woman in the lifetime fitness locker room and posted it to internet. she never knew her picture was taken until posted to the internet as a joke, and she did not find this to be a joke or funny and sued life time fitness, then the 1 sign no cell phone was posted in all the locker rooms, but I count 12 slippery and wet signs in the locker room. life time knows the risk in the locker room; they should do the minimum at least to protect members for privacy rights violations.



By removing the no cell phone policy, after brian frankwick (gen mgr. of summerlin las vegas, and is also the regional mgr. of nv, az, and ca says he doesn’t know what happens in the locker room, he doesn’t go in there is no excuse, I came forward, this blog is also making it known, life time has obligation to create a safe environment for children and men. they are more liable removing the policy given my experiences made known, and are more liable because they should know better and know the risks.


Fathers and their sons are unaware of perverts photographing and videotaping them, fathers and their sons are at life time to use the locker room for showers, hot tub, changing, and are not aware of the risk.

People are not aware of others potentially taking their pictures, often unaware of their environment, they just want to use the pool, locker room, have good family times, work on getting stronger and being fit.

Their thoughts are “it’s family day, i’m with my son” father still showering or at sinks, son walking/running around spa area naked.


Apple I phone can take pictures on both sides of camera, appears as if you’re texting, but you’re taking pictures and videos, this is what it appears to be when men are sitting at the towel dry off area facing young boys and men coming out of the hot tub and from the locker area to/from the showers. I pointed this out!!!

Oh, but most people would not do child pornography or film same sex nude males in the locker room: when privacy violation is committed, it is 100% to that person, and maybe 50 people on their phones are not taking pictures, but who is to say if the 51st person or the 10thperson has taken video or pictures of members? I had a cell phone pointed right at my butt as I put on my underwear at my locker at life time fitness and turned around and saw the guy holding the phone.


How do you determine that most members, or all members are aware of the risk of cell phone use? how do you agree cell phone ban should be lifted, obviously immediately after my complaint, my true legitimate concerns and experiences affecting everyone's safety? is it the cost of the signs? extra time to send out free email reminders, or initial hassle to have attendants remind members to be respectful in protecting other member's privacy? life time athletic made no attempt to enforce their no cell phone policy, nor to implement the outline per their legal department 7/29/14 email to me (attached at end of blog).
The posting of the signs themselves will lead to members assisting in policing each other.

But no attempt was made in enforcing their long standing cell phone policy at my gym's locker room.

Having no cell phone policy and enforcing it will make those using or attempting to use cell phones to be easily visible.

If everyone has a phone, those with bad intentions will be better hidden; they would not be out of place holding a phone. their goal is to take pictures, and they will be clever.


Our members will quit if we don’t remove the cell phone ban:
Our members will quit if we don’t remove the cell phone ban:
Oh, ok, it’s ok to do child pornography and photo men and boys to keep possible 300 members happy out of a possible 5000+ members.

Just go outside of the locker room to use your phone. people are not going to quit in masses over this if they are made aware of the risks to others.

Use the locker room to get changed and showered, not to do executive business around naked men and boys. get real, and be sensible.

A lot of men do not like to be naked with phones pointed at them or their nude children for concern of privacy rights violations. one member said if a picture is taken, and you are actually aware, it takes a court order to get the phone.

When I talk with members, they say they don’t like it, it’s creepy with all the phone use, it’s not right, it’s not safe. I don’t want my child to be videod; you don’t know what people are doing with their phones. I spoke to a las vegas judge who is also a member, and he said there's signs no cell phones, can't people wait 5 minutes. another member said it's risky, they can wait 15 minutes, no one needs to be on their phones in the locker room.

Members can use their phones prior to entering the locker room or briefly leave the locker room to use their phones. there are 12 slippery and wet signs, there was only 1 no cell phone signs.


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