A woman recently felt harassed by a popular gym in California when the gym’s staff contacted her and told her to cover up her body.
Tiffany Austin from Richmond, California, was shocked and frustrated when she went for a workout at Planet Fitness. The woman was approached by a staff member, who reportedly told her to put a T-shirt over her cropped halterneck top in order to cover up her toned and muscular body. It turned out a number of users had complained to the staff about feeling intimidated by Tiffany’s body. When the woman overcame her shock she talked to the gym manager, demanded a monetary refund and left the gym. She later told the media the whole incident made her feel judged and harassed.
Planet Fitness has nearly 5 million users and strict policies on dress code and noisy behavior. They have even installed a special alarm system, which can tell if a user is making loud noise or if he/she drops a weight onto the gym floor.