Yesterday, during the 1 hour I was at the gym, someone forced the lock and got into my locker. When I was done showering I came back to my locker and opened my combination lock as normal, and opened the locker to discover that everything was messed up and rearranged, with my wallet out and on top of my pants. Luckily, nothing was missing. (Not even my phone!) I took a closer look at the Master combination lock and saw that there was significant damages to the outside of it. Interestingly, whatever tool the thief used to force open the lock, left the lock in a usable state. They were able to lock it again when they were done rifling through my stuff, and I was able to open the lock with the combination.

So my question for this community is: what is the best type of lock to use on the lockers in a typical gym? Clearly the Master combination lock is vulnerable (although the version I had was slightly smaller than a full sized combo lock). Do the people here use anything in particular to guard against tool-equipped gym thieves?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is about safekeeping. You should be taking this up with the gym.
    – Alec
    Aug 10 '16 at 19:42
  • I did take it up with the gym. I wanted to get the advice of other members of this community who are into Physical Fitness.
    – zeeple
    Aug 10 '16 at 19:46
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    You don't need to close the question. If not enough people agree with me, the question will remain open. I don't have all the power :) But I think you might get some cool ideas if you post it at the Lifehacks StackExchange instead. lifehacks.stackexchange.com
    – Alec
    Aug 11 '16 at 7:22
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    Simple solution is carry your gym bag around with you while you workout.
    – son15
    Aug 11 '16 at 9:54
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    leave all valuables in the car and carry the car key with you along your training :-)
    – bantandor
    Aug 11 '16 at 12:15

Place your phone and wallet in a small bag and have it with you inside them gym.I doubt anyone would steal your clothes.

  • I am not sure this is the answer for me. I really don't want to have to carry my phone and wallet around with me in the gym it seems very inconvenient. I am leaning towards the car idea. Thanks for the answer though!
    – zeeple
    Aug 11 '16 at 14:52
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    Still I recommend you place your valuables not on sight if you place them inyour car because you never know when someone will break a window just to steal a wallet. Aug 12 '16 at 20:33

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