I didn’t think people brought beginners to the gym anymore. Just assumed that’s why God invented Planet Fitness. It’s the training wheels of the fitness industry. Send all the beginners there to get a decent base and then slowly figure out that Planet Fitness is a pile of shit and that they should probably join a real gym.
That said, while bringing a beginner to the gym has its obvious downsides — constant weight changing, embarrassing form, etc. — the one upside is that as long as he’s there struggling to military press the bar with 5s on each side, you’re not the smallest guy in the gym. Compared to him you’re a fucking giant. And that’s a nice feeling for your ego.