OK, so has Planet Fitness taken their “No Intimidation” policy too far? You decide.
This woman was told to cover up because she was bothering other people with her toned tummy.
Yes, it’s at the manager’s discretion to enforce their policies, but does this woman deserve that?
Read the story here:
KTVU-TV – Bay Area
RICHMOND, Calif. —
A California woman was asked to cover up while working out at a Bay Area gym, after staff members say she was intimidating people with her toned body.
Tiffany Austin said she was excited to get back in shape after recovering from a recent car accident. After her doctor told her it was time to start walking more, she took a tour of the Planet Fitness Gym in Richmond. On Monday she officially joined the gym and was looking forward to her first workout – but that workout lasted a quick 15 minutes.
Austin said things started out well. She hopped on a treadmill, set the speed to slow, put her earbuds in and started walking. She started to notice others staring at her, and quickly grew self-conscious but she kept on walking. That is until a staff-member stopped her.
According to Austin that staff member said, “excuse me we’ve had some complaints you’re intimidating people with your toned body. So can you put on a shirt?”
Austin was wearing a tank that showed her stomach and capri-pants and says she didn’t see anything wrong with the outfit. She says she was only told not to wear a string tank because of the dress code policy at the gym.
She agreed to wear the shirt, but while the first staff member went to get it she says she was approached by another staff member who also took issue with her body. Austin says at that point she had enough; she asked for a manager – asked for her money back and left.
This is one of Planet Fitness’ satiric commercials about their “No Intimidation” Policy:
SOURCE: Claudine Wong at KTVU-TV