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    Posted: Mar 19 2014 at 6:28pm

Gym tells woman to cover up because her 'toned body' intimidated others


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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.
Planet Fitness boasts 5 million members and a policy that bans what they call "gymtimidation." Its website says members can get in shape without being, "subjected to the hardcore look-at-me-attitude that exists in too many gyms."
The franchise goes even further and has a "lunk alarm" in every gym which sends off a siren if someone drops a weight or breathes too hard or shows any behavior that staff members consider "lunk-like".

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That's really dumb. I would think she would inspire people.
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So in order to prevent body discrimination towards less fit members, they discriminate against fit members?
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that gym is popping up all over here.
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It says in the rules that you cant wear those thin strapped tanks to the gym and its posted on the wall in large letters at the one I go to.

Its a very no extras gym, I go for the cardio a few weight machines and leave. 

I can prob count on 1 hand how many fit people I see in there. its sort of weird since they are there pretty regularly.
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I can't see the video but some of women be in the gym doing to much....
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I just told someone a couple hours ago why I don't like this gym.. the women in there be trying it.. sheer ass leggings, fake squatting in the weights section
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They keep puttin these in malls in my area with huge windows that let you see in when you're out walkin the mall  Geek


I'd probably join if it were closer though, it's $10 cheaper a month than Snap.


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They have also gotten rid of some machines bc they think it makes people uncomfortable.  The gym is so bare bones & has no classes.

I go to the gym of gays and thin white girls.  Sh*t is motivational bc there are very few fatties.
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