So, I joined Planet Fitness a couple weeks ago. I went to work out today for the first time (since I was sick the whole time before ). I did NOT take Logan because I wasn't entirely sure where to put him while I was working out, and figured I'd be okay without him. I DID take Logan when I signed up in order to judge their reaction to a service dog, and it was a completely positive experience - I was thrilled. So, today I was on the treadmill for 30 minutes (Day 1 of C25K plus a couple minutes extra cool-down). All was fine, until I was done and stepped off the treadmill and nearly fell on my ass. I have to watch the treadmill display while I run (can't look up at the TVs) because otherwise I can't gauge where on the belt I'm at and will likely slip right off the back or to either side (this is a perception/sensory processing issue). After 30 minutes of that, the whole world looks (and feels) like it's moving, and I have virtually no sense of proprioception. This is where Logan's balance work would come in, but alas, he wasn't with me. ANYWAY, Id like to know where you think a service dog should be placed in a gym setting. The only places I can see him fitting is behind the machine, in front of the machine, or to the side of the machine IF it's a machine on the end of a row. I don't want to put him behind me because I am likely to slip off at some time, and I don't want to fall on him and hurt him. In front of me could work, but it is technically an aisle - same as beside me. The aisles are wide, but I still worry about blocking aisles. So, where would you put him? Do you think having a service dog in a gym is even appropriate (it is a private club, so technically they don't have to allow him)? Any other suggestions? I do go during off-hours whenever possible. I went at 10pm today.