A woman’s gym membership is cancelled when she refused to stop telling other members that “a man” was using the women’s locker room.
In a report by mlive, Yvette Cormier explained the incident occurred Saturday, February 28th, at a local Planet Fitness in Michigan.
“I was blocked, because a man was standing there,” Cormier said. “It freaked me out because, why is a man in here?”
Cormier said she was told by an employee that “the individual identifies as a woman.”
But that explanation didn’t matter to Cormier who took her complaints to Planet Fitness’ corporate office where they told her “the gym was a ‘no judgement zone’ and they would not tell the individual in question to stay out of the women’s locker room.”
A statement was released by the public relations director , Mccall Gosselin, for Planet Fitness states that members can use the locker room corresponding with their personal gender identity.
Once again Cormier disagreed with Planet Fitness, so she “returned to the gym each day between Monday and Thursday. Cormier said she told women in the locker room about the individual she observed in the bathroom the weekend before…Cormier said she then got a call from Planet Fitness’ corporate office telling her that she was violating their “no judgement” policy. She said, they asked if she was going to stop talking to other women in the locker room and she said she would not.”
Cormier’s membership was cancelled since the gym has a non-discrimination policy, “Planet Fitness is committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members,” the statement read. “Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity.”
Cormier told the paper she Feels Planet Fitness could provide a 3rd locker room for transgender people.