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Woman asked to cover up at gym because she is too fit


Woman asked to cover up at gym because she is too fit

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Mar 20, 2014

A woman trying to exercise at a gym in California was recently told she had to cover up because she was too fit.

The gym is located in Richmond, and the gym says her body violated a gym code.

Tiffany Austin was walking on a treadmill wearing a halter top and capri exercise pants. After a few minutes of exercising, a gym worker told her to cover up because her body was "intimidating other people in the gym."

Austin says that she felt intimidated herself, and harassed by a place that claims to have a no intimidation policy.

Planet Fitness boasts that it is a judgment-free zone. But Austin says she felt judged.

Now, she has asked the company for a refund of her membership fees. Planet Fitness says it is up to each gym's manager to decide what dress is appropriate.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to