David Lloyd Gym in Sidcup struck by phantom steam room piddler

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GYM staff are hoping to flush out the phantom steam room piddler who is striking at a Sidcup gym.

Regular gym user Keith Perry, 49, says someone has been spending more than a penny to exercise at the David Lloyd gym, in Baugh Road, several times in the past month.

The journalist, who lives in Stafford Road, said: “You couldn’t even go in the steam room last week, it was such an over-powering stench.

“It’s obviously some sicko going in there and relieving themself.

“It’s quite worrying really.

"You’ve got families going down there and you don’t want some crack head wandering round doing this.”

Mr Perry says he complained to staff at the gym last week.

The father-of-two, who visits the gym with his wife and two children, added: “They did seem quite concerned about it.

“One of the lifeguards I was chatting to said it was an on-going problem.

“It’s quite incredible that someone is doing this.”

Initially thinking the problem could have been caused by someone visiting the gym on an open-day, Mr Perry realised this could not be the case when it happened again.

A David Lloyd Gym spokeswoman said: “The club is aware of only one complaint made last week about an unpleasant smell in the steam room.

“The area was immediately closed off for inspection and deep cleaned before reopening.

“No evidence was found of any urination and no further complaints have been received regarding this matter.

“Our terms and conditions clearly state that, for health and safety reasons, members are asked to shower and use the toilet before entering the pool, spa, steam room and sauna.”

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10:12am Wed 19 Sep 12

MFC Lion says...

I love the way they're automatically a crack head..
I love the way they're automatically a crack head.. MFC Lion

10:21am Wed 19 Sep 12

Citygirl83 says...

@MFC yes I thought that also, I am sure a crack head has better things to spend his money on than a membership to the gym! :)
@MFC yes I thought that also, I am sure a crack head has better things to spend his money on than a membership to the gym! :) Citygirl83

10:53am Wed 19 Sep 12

B L Zeebub says...

I got thrown out for peeing in the pool, I said "everybody pees in the pool", "yes but not from the top board !" he replied.
BOOM BOOM
I got thrown out for peeing in the pool, I said "everybody pees in the pool", "yes but not from the top board !" he replied. BOOM BOOM B L Zeebub

11:01am Wed 19 Sep 12

MFC Lion says...

Citygirl83 wrote:
@MFC yes I thought that also, I am sure a crack head has better things to spend his money on than a membership to the gym! :)
Especially David Lloyd.. About £90 a month.
[quote][p][bold]Citygirl83[/bold] wrote: @MFC yes I thought that also, I am sure a crack head has better things to spend his money on than a membership to the gym! :)[/p][/quote]Especially David Lloyd.. About £90 a month. MFC Lion

7:47pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Guess who ;) AGAIN ! says...

I wonder if its the same phantom as the one that keeps piddling on the floor in my office toilet.
I gave all my drivers a box of Cheerios and told them to use them for target practise at home.
I wonder if its the same phantom as the one that keeps piddling on the floor in my office toilet. I gave all my drivers a box of Cheerios and told them to use them for target practise at home. Guess who ;) AGAIN !

11:01pm Thu 20 Sep 12

dag says...

What a ridiculous article. Been a member of DL for 8 years and can tell you that I doubt very much if anyone is peeing in the steam room. There is a small drain hole in the floor there and sometimes it has to be cleared. This is the only time that you can get any unpleasant smell. The staff are ALWAYS cleaning around the pool and adjacent areas
What a ridiculous article. Been a member of DL for 8 years and can tell you that I doubt very much if anyone is peeing in the steam room. There is a small drain hole in the floor there and sometimes it has to be cleared. This is the only time that you can get any unpleasant smell. The staff are ALWAYS cleaning around the pool and adjacent areas dag

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