Planet Fitness crossed out the enrollment of a lady who whined that a transgender individual was utilizing the ladies’ locker room — and their reaction has touched off verbal confrontation in the little Michigan City.
The debate revolves around an occurrence that happened in late February when Yvette Cormier grumbled over what she saw in the exercise center’s Midland area.
“I was stunned and shocked,” she told WNEM-TV. “He looked like a man. He did not look like a woman.”
Yvette Cormier. (Image source: WNEM-TV)
Cormier said that when she whined to the front desk and later corporate, the gym said they grasp whatever sex a man relates to — which is now and then not what they were biologically allocated. The lady, notwithstanding, continued informing other ladies about the policy of the gym.
Cormier at last was told by the gym’s representative that her participation had been denied for abusing Planet Fitness’ trademark “no judgment” policy.
“This is very unprofessional,” she told WNEM. “This is very scary.”
The gym later made an announcement saying they are “committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members.”
According to the gym’s management, “Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity,” “The manner in which this member expressed her concerns about the policy exhibited behavior that management at the Midland club deemed inappropriate and disruptive to other members, which is a violation of the membership agreement and as a result her membership was cancelled.”
The clarification didn’t satisfy Cormier.
“I feel like it’s kind of one-sided,” she told Michigan Live. “I feel like I am the one who is being punished.”
The episode has since lighted open deliberation in Midland, with some ladies thoughtful to Cormier and others favoring the gym.
“I don’t blame her for freaking out,” one lady told WNEM.
“I know that I might feel awkward,” said another.
“He’s obviously not in there to get a woman, so I don’t see how it’s a problem,” vied one woman.