Monday, March 9, 2015

Planet Fitness Stands Up To Closed Minds

Planet Fitness has taken a strong stand in the fight for equality. A woman (Yvetter Cormier) at one of their Michigan locations complained to staff about a "man" in the women's locker room. Staff told the woman that the person identified as female and it was within their policies to allow her in the locker room but the complaining woman continued to be verbal about the matter. As a result, the gym revoked the complainer's membership and posted their policy. 

Planet Fitness said that Cormier persisted in talking about the incident with other members at the gym, warning them that a “man” was allowed to use the women’s locker room.
The company issued a statement indicating that Cormier “exhibited behavior that club management deemed inappropriate and disruptive to other members, which is a violation of the membership agreement and as a result her membership was canceled.” 
McCall Gosselin, Planet Fitness Director of Public Relations, said the gym is “committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members.”

“Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity,” said Gosselin.

Read the whole story HERE

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