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Is it right to hang up on cell phones users in clubs?

On one hand, the gym is an oasis away from the hectic daily lifestyle that most people have during the week. It is that hour or so that there are no kids, bosses, TV, computers or phones. 

On the other hand, many people who go to the gym have some of those things most are trying to stay away from – like kids and work – and need to stay in touch with them. 

And for this gym clientele there is one important piece of equipment that is needed at their club: their cell phone. 

So, what is the correct protocol when it comes to members using their cell phone for something other than music or one of the many fitness apps out there? Does a club owner or manager have the right to enforce rules that prohibit the use of a cell phone on the gym floor, a class, or anywhere, really?

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