Gym Tells Woman She Needs To Cover Up To Workout
A Planet Fitness customer says she was told her body "intimidated" other gym-goers
It sounds crazy, right? Like absolutely totally crazy. But Austin swears that's what happened. She was working out at the gym one day in a tank top and capri shorts when an employee stopped her and said, "Excuse me, we've had some complaints. You're intimidating people with your toned body. So can you put on a shirt?'"
As Austin was waiting for the employee to fetch her one of the gym's tees so she could cover up, another employee came over to tell her to put a tee on. The experience was enough to make Austin decide to cancel her membership.
Ironically, Planet Fitness bills itself as a "judgment free zone" where "gymtimidation" (their term) isn't tolerated. According to McCall Gosselin, a Planet Fitness spokesperson, what the gym employees did goes against company policy. Either way, it looks like Planet Fitness is down a customer. [Yahoo]