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Gym 'humiliates' woman telling her to cover up saying her breasts are 'too large' for tank top

The woman said she felt the gym discriminated on her based on her figure

By Feliks Garcia

Published 19/05/2016

The woman left the gym after being told to cover-up without getting a full workout.
The woman left the gym after being told to cover-up without getting a full workout.

An Ottawa woman has called out a local gym after one staffer told her that her breasts were “too large” to wear a tank top on premises.

Jenna Vecchio told Metro News that the Movati Athletic staff member said she could finish her exercise session if she covered up her chest with a T-shirt. But she left the gym without getting a full workout.

I said I can’t help it that my chest may appear larger than some other women’s here because of my small frame, but I can’t do anything about it,” Ms Vecchio said.

Movati athletic clubs say their members “Feel Welcome, Feel Healthy, Feel Comfortable” in the motto - but Ms Vecchio was feeling anything but.

“I felt humiliated. I was made to feel uncomfortable. I felt degraded,” she said.

Ms Vecchio posted her complaint to Facebook, which included photos of the attire she was wearing at the Movati, as well as screenshots from the gym’s website that include other women wearing similar tank tops.

“If tank tops are not allowed at the gym for me because of my chest size than all women should not be allowed to wear tank tops regardless of size,” she wrote. “THIS IS DRESS CODE DISCRIMINATION. DIFFERENT FIGURES DOES NOT MEAN DIFFERENT RULES!”

Source Independent

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