This woman says she was fat shamed by a gym. Images via TikTok @lexiemarierowe.

This woman says she was fat shamed by a gym. Images via TikTok @lexiemarierowe.

Weighing in: Woman says gym ‘fat-shamed’ her after quitting membership

A woman has gone viral after accusing her gym of trying to ‘fat-shame’ her into keeping her membership with them.

This woman says she was fat shamed by a gym. Images via TikTok @lexiemarierowe.

This woman says she was fat shamed by a gym. Images via TikTok @lexiemarierowe.

Getting out of a gym membership is notoriously tricky. In order to out-muscle them, one might have to pay a small fortune to exit those sneaky contracts. One woman learnt just how hard it is to leave a membership after her gym tried to fat-shame her into staying on…well, at least that’s what she thinks.

A clip of her sharing her experience with the staff at the gym has since gone viral as social media users discuss fat-shaming and how far some people will go to break other people down.

Gym fat-shames woman after she tried to quit

Fat-shaming used to be so routine that it was never called out in the past.

These days, many people have spoken out about the phenomenon and have highlighted just how much people are going through when it comes to their weight.

One young woman, Lexie Rowe, 23, took to her TikTok page to share how she was shamed by her gym after she cancelled her membership with them.

According to Lexie, she was a member of Anytime Fitness in 2019 for around six months but decided to quit as she was using the local YMCA more when she was working out.

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She then explains that the company refused to end her membership until she completed three free personal training sessions.

“I’m pretty sure Anytime Fitness fat-shamed me,” a confused Rowe said in the clip. “Is that legal? Is that in their policy? Can they ask me to do that?”

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TikTokers weigh in

The post went viral as many people shared similar experiences.

“I worked at an ATF and this is NOT OKAY ABSOLUTELY NOT OKAY,” one exclaimed.

“They gave me a really hard time when I tried to cancel too,” another said according to The New York Post.

The gym responded:

“As you can imagine, with our purpose to help people reach their total health and wellness goals, we take these situations seriously,” the comment from them read.