YOU KNOW THAT one person in the gym who’s perfectly fit and makes you feel bad about yourself?
Well, one gym is taking action. A woman was asked to put on more clothes at a California workout centre because her “toned body” was intimidating other people.
Tiffany Austin was walking on a treadmill during her first workout at a gym in Richmond, KTVU reports.
She says a staff member then approached 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?
The Planet Fitness gym chain explicitly bans ‘gymtimidation’. According to its website:
Members can relax, get in shape, and have fun without being subjected to the hard-core, look-at-me attitude that exists in too many gyms.
Austin was wearing capri pants and a tank top that showed her stomach at the time. She said she noticed people staring at her, but put her headphones in and kept walking.
After a second employee requested she cover up, she asked for her money back and left.
A spokesperson told UPI that the company “strives to make everyone feel comfortable.”