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Black woman kicked out of white gym because her body was too toned and fit

Tiffany Austin

Tiffany Austin was told her body intimidated other gym patrons

A gym is place to get in shape or maintain your shape; so when Tiffany Austin joined Planet Fitness in Richmond, Calif.,  she thought she was in the right place. But, she was wrong. Fifteen minutes into her workout on the treadmill a gym employee said, “Excuse me; we’ve had some complaints. You’re intimidating people with your toned body, so can you put on a shirt?”  Austin agreed and while she was waiting for the employee another Club Fitness employee came over and told her she was upsetting guests with her body. Embarrassed by the commotion and staring by out of shape white patrons, she took her belongings and tearfully left the gym.

The official policy at Planet Fitness is a judgment free zone where a person can get in shape without being hassled. The company does however crackdown on what they call lunks or lunkheads. If a person is grunting while lifting weights, or being overly flamboyant in a workout, an alarm goes off and the member is asked to tone it down. But nothing Austin was doing on the treadmill could be defined as being a lunk. Plain and simple, Tiffany Austin is a beautiful, fit black woman whose body intimidated those not matching her level of fitness or color.

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  1. Jeannette Harkin on March 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    White Gym??? I see a little race baiting here Rolling Out, shame on you!

  2. kelly on March 22, 2014 at 5:28 am

    THIS STORY IS KIND OF LIKE A LIE … WHO EVER IS REPORTING THIS IS REPORTING IT WRONG! what happen is this no shape pudgy belly black woman ,if you call that a shape you must be fat your dam self … anyway …this moron and attention hog … went into a jim designed to stop show offs and muscle heads, from coming there … .you know the girls with bodies like china the wrestler or huck hogan bodies .. they dont want the gold gym ,grunting , show offs in string bikinis in there or people flaunting with something to prove…. apparently the rules are strict there , they dont even want mid drift baring ,.belly out like what she had on was not unaccepatable due to her body ..but it was due to the no belly showing ..policy …she was aware of when she joined .that she wasnt joining ballys or gold gym … this gym is designed to get lazy fat people out and in the gym .. or just people who dont want the hassle of working out in a barbie and ken type gym … where everybody tryin to me body models … it was designed to motivate big people and outta shape working class people , new moms etc .. well se though they were saying her body was to sexy ??? no that was completely not the point …. if they dont say nothing to 200 lbd people why would they mess with her .. their butts are 3x bigger than he butt that was not it and she has no tiidays so that was not it either …. she is TRYING TO PLAY THE RACE CARD ..IT AINT WORKIN LESS YOU STEVIE WONDER …..

    • soisaid on March 22, 2014 at 9:13 am

      i don’t know who peed in your cornflakes this morning… seems odd you are attacking this woman because of a printed article. if you actually saw the news, it had nothing to do with a “white gym” or jim as you put it. they simply stated she was too fit. (they) not her and thats what offended her. she was just in a car accident and wanted to get her health and muscle in good working condition. you then go on to call her ugly… lol lol seems like you got a lot of self hate going on… and all over an article.

      • kelly on March 22, 2014 at 9:23 am

        this is not about a fu,kin cup of coffee bitch and this is my dam opinion! shes not attractive to me …a neither are you.. the problem with the world is people like to sue for every thing they can , and the others like to cry racism for every thing order to sue . she was offended that she so call worked on her body and got kicked out for showing to much of what she should have gone home and looked in the mirror and liked her self . ., she is not the ugliest woman in the world , and her face had nothing to do with the decison the gym made ..its was, fact she thought the rules did not apply to her !!! rules are rule how do you teach your kids to follow rules if you dont yourself??? i bet your kids are in trouble all the time . cause you clearly are either a big ole pig sittin on your laptop whinning, cause your miserable, and cant handle your kids .or your man cheats on you . constantly and you yourself need the gym .but to affraid to go there … the point the gym made is they are business that target certain clients .. like macdonald target kids . nothing wrong with that or macdonald door would be closed .. no go get your 8 peice of popeyes an soda … THE BIG GULP AND SITT YOU BIG ASS DOWN SOMEWHERE

        • soisaid on March 24, 2014 at 8:48 am

          i can tell you hate yourself…. you are just rambling on about things i didn’t comment about. first you attack the person in the article whom you’ve never met, now you assume these made up things about me are true and you go on to attack me from your nonsense. i pray you are baren and not able to produce children. i’d even feel better knowing you are either 13 or 14 wich means there is hope for you to grow up and get educated. other than that, keep on doing what you do and showing everyone how ignorant you are and we will go one to support one another while you take your place as a crab in a barrell. (and if you don’t know what that means, it means you are unhappy with yourself and you want to make yourself feel better by putting others below you however you can) take care black woman.

          • kelly on March 24, 2014 at 11:04 am

            and i can tell your racist ,so what . .. you spend to much time on the internet trying to spew your racist opinion . now pray for your dam self …this is MY OPINION … you need to reflect in the mirror before you talk about who dont like them self .. i bet you fat and ugly as hell . and probaby spouse cheatin on you too .
            you seem extremely miserable and intolerant of truth when it points to your own sad life style . i have children and marred for 10 year same man . so save it … funny how people like you can try to piece togeth a persons life based on a persons opinion ?? lmaaao thats comical …. find a good church to get in and pray more cause you really need jesus. sweetie wink wink

          • soisaid on March 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

            my condolences goes out to your “husband” and “children” and just in case you don’t know what that means. it means you are an idiot and i don’t for one second believe you can hold a marriage together let alone raise children. go back and look over what you post, i mean for crying out loud you are a complete idiot! i would have just stopped posting if i were you. clearly, you name called the lady in the article, then you name called me and said i need jesus… you are as stupid as they come. i’m sorry i responded to your “opinion” because at first it was just an opinion of my own, now i actually feel sorry for you. you are depressing. and just down right a dumbass. im suprised you even know how to use a computer. we can work on your spelling later.

          • ForPostsSake on March 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm

            Dont stoop, tho. Be an eloquent outspoken individual. You know what they say about arguing with fools =)

    • Public_Programming on March 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      What school did you attend, Rachet High? That place needs to be shut down immediately!

  3. kelly on March 22, 2014 at 5:29 am

    BY THE WAY IM BLACK NOT WHITE dont say im being racist , im just callin the bull what it is … is desperate for cash

    • soisaid on March 24, 2014 at 8:44 am

      reading your post you did not have to let anyone know you were black…. we can all tell.

  4. kelly on March 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

    reponding the illiterate commentor . this is my dam opinion this is an opinion pole , if you dont like what i said STOP EATIN POPEYES CHICKEN WITH THE BIG GULP AND FRYES!!!! anyway this lady is lookin for a lawsuite, for real …. and some greedy lawyer will call this racism .when its clear a woman inability to follow rule of this gym .she thought just cause she was in an accident someone should have sympathy and let her break rules ..NO NO SISTER .. YOu HAVING AN ACCIDENT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH LOOSING WEIGHT ? HOW DOES THOSE TWO RELATE? NOT AT ALL .. if you were fat before your accident your aszz should have lost the weight then . stead of using an accident to get in shape nobody has to feel sorry for you, for going to the gym … and getting repremanded for BREAKING RULES .. YOU TEACH KIDS IN SCHOOL TO FOLLOW RULE ..IF HER ASS WENT TO JENNY CRAIG SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN KICKED OUT QUICK FOR DISOBEYING RULES , OR GOLD GYM OR ANYWHERE ELSE … THAT GYM HAS STRICT RULES BUT THEY APPLY TO WHITE BLACK ALL …NOT JUST HER ASS .. people will find reason to sue as long as a greedy lawyer can make the public believe it , its on

  5. kelly on March 22, 2014 at 9:34 am

    AND WHITE GYM … ?? when did anyone open up any thing for whties only? since 1950 wow , while there is racism in america this story has nothing to do with race. she got her 15 min of fame now go away

  6. Trymeboo on March 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    If you can’t spell words correctly, your opinion is irrelevant….. Dumbass

  7. mel on October 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    This woman is not that “toned or fit”….she has quite a belly on her and no waistline at all.