Just ask the owner/ manager. You'll get a few stares walking around with "your" bar and bringing it in and out of the office, but its worth it! Just explain to the owner that it is not a powerlifting/curling/deadlifting/upright rowing/whatever bar but that it is specifically designed for Olympic lifting. After he stops laughing, I'll bet he'll agree. Especially after you "donate" some bumpers for general gym use. It will have to work for me until I can build a platform, get squat stands and a GHD. After that, I'll cancel my membership and lift in my back yard/driveway/garage. Hey, I've been doing my Crossfit stuff in the back yard during the Alabama summers that last 9 months out of the year, so why not do my lifting there as well.