Reporters from CRI spoke to one of the shaken-up participants, who told them: 'I was really scared, because during those bends my hands felt numb.
And then I came down; and more than that, I was scared, so how would children feel?
If you’re looking to work out at Planet Fitness, you better save the midriff-baring tops for home because if your body is right and tight, you might get kicked out for being too “intimidating.”That’s what happened to former Planet Fitness member, Tiffany Austin.
However, she didn’t get to work out for too long before an employee approached her and reportedly said this: That’s right.
She claims that she was told that the gym doesn’t permit folks to wear thin spaghetti tank tops in the facility.
Planet Fitness has mottos of “No gymtimidation” and a “judgment free zone,” which means no grunting, no over-the-top behavior that you might see in other facilities, and most importantly, “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.”However, Austin says that she didn’t think she was dressed inappropriately, showing off her outfit to the KTVU Channel 2 news.
“I don’t feel like it’s anything crazy, but I mean you tell me if it’s burning your eyes.” While Austin initially was going to follow the rules and put on a shirt that the gym sells with membership for her workout, she says another employee approached her, bothering her again about her attire, and she had had enough.
She cancelled her membership that day, feeling judged and intimidated by the staff, something that obviously goes against the company’s mottos…When KTVU reached out to the company, a spokesperson, named Mc Call Gosselin, said that badgering and judging Austin for her gym attire “…is not in line with the Planet Fitness policy whatsoever.”However, this isn’t the first time the gym has been in the news for its treatment of members.
A man was removed from a facility (by police) in New York in 2006 for incessant grunting, which he claims was him just breathing hard.
As someone who used to work in a gym, and had to encounter the weight-slamming folks, grunters, and people who literally worked out in stuff that looked like swimsuits, I can understand the motto of Planet Fitness.
But Austin’s outfit was far from “intimidating,” and if someone felt so bothered by it, well, that’s kind of their problem isn’t it?
Men typically avoid tall women, while women have a preference for tall men. This is from a model in the latest AER predicting who responses at an online dating sight.
Men have a strong distaste for women with a large BMI [Body Mass Index], while women tend to prefer heavier men. It controls for: age, height, education, income and their differences in the couple, and also divorce, kids, looks, race, and religion.
And its not just that women dislike light men, the benefit of weight continued all the way up the scale; they found no significant effect of BMI squared, and only weak effects of its difference. Interestingly, folks with kids are far more eager for a match, and income preferences were quite linear – no diminishing returns!