Woman loses gym membership after taking photo of husband


Patricia Silva’s membership at Planet Fitness in Alaska in the USA was canceled after she took a photo of a man shaving in the women’s dressing room.

Silva argued in a video on Facebook that there was also a young girl, probably 12 years old, who was sitting in the corner with a towel. “She looked very worried about a man in her dressing room. I took offense.”

Silva says she took a photo of the man standing and shaving. She wanted to know from him what he was doing in the women’s locker room and he said he was queer and part of the LGB community.

After she lodged a complaint with the management, her membership was revoked, because she broke the rule not to take pictures of any other gym users.

The gym’s policy apparently allows members to use the locker room that matches their gender identity.

“Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use the facilities that best match their true, self-declared gender identity,” the gym said in a statement. However, if a member acts in bad faith and improperly appropriates a gender identity for themselves, they may be asked to leave the premises and their membership will be cancelled.

The New York Post meanwhile reported that Planet Fitness’ share price fell sharply after the incident. The share price, which reached a monthly high of $66.92 on March 7, fell to $56.46 on Tuesday.

Posted by Patricia Silva on Thursday, March 14, 2024