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Gym tells woman to cover up because her ‘toned body’ intimidated others
yahoo.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda

Posted on 03/20/2014 9:55:51 AM PDT by grundle

The Planet Fitness gym in Richmond, California is standing behind their dress code policy after one member claimed that she was told to put a shirt over her intimidatingly toned body.

As reported by KTVU Channel 2, Tiffany Austin was recovering from a car accident and getting back in shape with her first workout at the gym. However, her time exercising was cut short when a Planet Fitness employee stopped her. Austin explained, “She says, you know, ‘Excuse me, we've had some complaints. You're intimidating people with your toned body. So can you put on a shirt?’”

Ms. Austin was wearing a spaghetti strap tank top and capri pants with her midriff exposed, and she doesn’t think her attire was out of line. “I don’t feel like it’s anything crazy, but I mean you tell me if it’s burning your eyes,” Austin said with a laugh. Reportedly she was only told that the gym dress code prohibited wearing string tank tops. The Planet Fitness customer agreed to wear one of the shirts the gym provides patrons for free, but while she waited for the tee, another employee approached her with objections to her clothing. Feeling harassed and intimidated herself, Austin decided to get her money back and cancel her membership at the gym advertised as the “Judgement Free Zone” whose policy bans “gymtimidation.” McCall Gosselin, Planet Fitness spokesperson, said that criticizing Austin for being toned, “…is not in line with the Planet Fitness policy whatsoever.”

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This is an example of what I call the "war against achievement."
1 posted on 03/20/2014 9:55:51 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Reason #278 why California sucks.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 9:57:45 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: grundle

I guess I don’t know what ‘toned’ means. If it means have a soft tummy, then yeah - she’s toned.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 9:58:20 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: grundle

This is just asking for a lawsuit and given that the target is a member of a protected class, they will be paying her to come back along with the EEOC and her attorneys if she wants to go that route.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 9:58:44 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: grundle

Harrison Bergeron

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE_nr2t6fKQ


5 posted on 03/20/2014 9:58:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: grundle

She was making the good personality women feel bad.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 9:58:52 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: grundle

I smell bs, lawsuit, and idiocy. If that is toned, then Obama is a Conservative.It is possible the manager was telling her to put on a shirt because she was not toned and offending others and tried to do it without telling her she was fugly.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 9:58:54 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: grundle

I’m ok with this. I spend plenty of time at the gym and I don’t see anyone dressed like that. It’s also part of the gym policy as many people are paranoid about using a machine covered with sweat. You’re supposed to wipe everything when you’re done.

I think it’s stupid that she and the media are making a thing over it. Put on a friggin shirt, shut up and keep working out. No one is infringing on your right to exercise.

As common sense evaporates, lawsuits increase.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 9:59:26 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: grundle

Dhimmitude?


9 posted on 03/20/2014 9:59:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle

I bet it was a bunch of chubby woman. lol.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 9:59:48 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: grundle

I’m wondering whether all this complaining was, as they carefully pretended, aesthetic or moral, or whether maybe it was racist.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 10:00:07 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: grundle

You have simply got to be sh*tting me. She’s not that toned anyway. What kind of world are they creating?


12 posted on 03/20/2014 10:00:31 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: grundle
This is an example of what I call the "war against achievement."

Or more generally, "You breath air at our pleasure, not at yours.

13 posted on 03/20/2014 10:00:48 AM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Truth29

This is just asking for a lawsuit and given that the target is a member of a protected class,

Typically I don’t like these lawsuits, but it appears she should go right along and get as much money as possible from these idiots.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 10:01:01 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: grundle
Planet Fatness is well-known for its idiotic policies.

Some of them have very little in the way of free weights. Good luck finding a squat rack & similar equipment. Others kick you out if you grunt too loud. Still others are fond of offering pizza & cookies at the front desk as a "reward".

Their appeal seems limited to the crowd that does not want to try too hard.

15 posted on 03/20/2014 10:01:25 AM PDT by gdani
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To: grundle

dunno about tone, but that looks like a fairly dark hue


16 posted on 03/20/2014 10:01:27 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: grundle; Lazamataz

Courtesy ping.

I’d hit it too; twice for good measure.


17 posted on 03/20/2014 10:01:30 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: grundle

She can intimidate me any time she wants..........................


18 posted on 03/20/2014 10:02:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: grundle

Their business model is that they’re not a place for muscleheads and gymbunnies. There are a lot of places for them and there’s a certain group of potential customers that don’t feel comfortable at those places. Those are the customers Planet Fitness is trying to get. It’s their “Unique Selling Point” as they say in marketing. They’re upfront about the fact and feature it in their advertising, so it’s not unexpected that they would actually, you know, deliver on what they’ve promised their customer.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 10:02:53 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: grundle

That may be “toned” at a fatty farm but not where I come from.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 10:03:09 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: grundle
Gym tells woman to cover up because her ‘toned body’ intimidated others


21 posted on 03/20/2014 10:03:25 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: grundle

If she is told that she is too toned, she should take it as a compliment, put the dang t-shirt on and continue working out. If she was intimidating others, I shutter to think what the other female patrons looked like. And yes, it was definitely a female complaining because, believe me, there is no man in the world who would complain about a woman being overly toned...


22 posted on 03/20/2014 10:03:25 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: dfwgator; Lazamataz

Must get EXPERT OPINION.......................


23 posted on 03/20/2014 10:03:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: cripplecreek

I like the one with Sean Astin but this is truer to the short story.


24 posted on 03/20/2014 10:04:03 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: grundle

Wait, cover up in California? This is a new one.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 10:04:06 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s exactly what I was thinking when I saw her picture. It depends on what you’re definition of “toned” is. I think it’s a rouse to get attention, myself.


26 posted on 03/20/2014 10:04:19 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: grundle
Correct workout clothes:


27 posted on 03/20/2014 10:04:20 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
What you're describing is not a gym. It's an activity center for perpetually aggrieved adolescents. I do hope they sterilize the bars for you.

*groan*
28 posted on 03/20/2014 10:05:13 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: grundle

I would rather look at a toned person then a fat slob.


29 posted on 03/20/2014 10:06:01 AM PDT by 1217Chic
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To: TangledUpInBlue

She is looking for a payday


30 posted on 03/20/2014 10:06:36 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: grundle

At my gym she would be average in looks, body tone, and attire.


31 posted on 03/20/2014 10:06:50 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Responsibility2nd

Same thing I was going to say “That’s toned?”


32 posted on 03/20/2014 10:06:55 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: massgopguy

In the future, no one will be better.

Everyone will be worse.


33 posted on 03/20/2014 10:07:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: grundle

Kalifornicia... say no more.


34 posted on 03/20/2014 10:07:41 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

well, I would say that this woman is attractive, and easy on the eyes.

I’ve seen more skimpy outfits at my gym. But I don’t know their particular dress code. Just saying, this outfit doesn’t seem too skimpy to me. But then females working out may have different opinions of this other female.


35 posted on 03/20/2014 10:08:02 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: massgopguy

I believe this is the entire movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1eHkbmUJBQ


36 posted on 03/20/2014 10:09:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: from occupied ga
Same thing I was going to say “That’s toned?”

Compared to Moochelle, it is.

37 posted on 03/20/2014 10:09:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle

I’ve been to a few women’s gyms where the woman working there to assist with the workouts is a fat slob. I didn’t think it was good advertisement for the program, but I thought maybe they were afraid of discrimination suits if they didn’t hire them.
So maybe they didn’t want to intimidate the clientele? That just doesn’t make any sense. People should look at someone in good shape as motivation.


38 posted on 03/20/2014 10:09:16 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I agree. Woman at the gym can be catty. Most of the rich woman can look at her and be nasty because they are so frumpy.


39 posted on 03/20/2014 10:09:17 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: grundle
Toned, that body is not.

Would hate to see the complainers...

40 posted on 03/20/2014 10:10:05 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
What kind of world are they creating?

Kinda makes one hope that H. G. Wells's Eloi and Morlock societies hurry up and get here.
41 posted on 03/20/2014 10:11:00 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden; All

I think the tone was referring to her skin tone...


42 posted on 03/20/2014 10:11:38 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: grundle

I dunno. I see a little pooch around the tummy.


43 posted on 03/20/2014 10:11:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Mount Athos

Good one.


44 posted on 03/20/2014 10:12:13 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Lazamataz

But would Sir Mix-a-Lot approve?


45 posted on 03/20/2014 10:12:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle

Expect an executive action soon. We have to be equal!


46 posted on 03/20/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT by americanbychoice3
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To: grundle

I wonder if she is an aspiring actress, or is planning a fitness video, and figures this is a good way to promote herself...


47 posted on 03/20/2014 10:13:38 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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What you're describing is not a gym. It's an activity center for the perpetually aggrieved adolescent. I do hope they sterilize the bars for you each night.

*groan*
48 posted on 03/20/2014 10:14:06 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: grobdriver

Oh, the complainers? Well, they’re the same fat ugly folks who replaced the pretty airline stewardesses.


49 posted on 03/20/2014 10:14:18 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: grundle

i think there is probably more to this story


50 posted on 03/20/2014 10:14:41 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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