A woman in Midland County, Michigan, had her Planet Fitness membership canceled after she refused to stop telling other gym members that a “man” was using the facilities in the women’s locker room.
Yvette Cormier claims that when she went to exercise at her local Planet Fitness in Midland on Feb. 28, she came across a male gym-goer in the women’s locker room.
“I was blocked, because a man was standing there,” Cormier told WNEM TV 5 in Saginaw, Michigan on Friday. “It freaked me out because, why is a man in here?”
Cormier complained to the front desk.
“This is very unprofessional. This is very scary,” Cormier added. “They told me the same thing, that he was allowed in there because that’s the sex he wants to be.”
Cormier said she understood that some men identify as women and that some women identify as men but said the person had a very masculine appearance. The person has not been identified.
Planet Fitness is well-known for its “judgment-free policy” and a statement released by McCall Gosselin, public relations director for the popular chain of gyms, said that any member can use the locker room that corresponds with the gender a person identifies with.
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SOURCE: International Business Times