Cover up! - Witbank woman told at the gym

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Xolelwa Ngwenya was barred from gym because she was "inappropriately" dressed. Photo: Supplied
Xolelwa Ngwenya was barred from gym because she was "inappropriately" dressed. Photo: Supplied
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“I walked past the receptionist on my way to gym and she was on the phone. Within a few minutes of me starting to exercise, the receptionist asked me to stop and leave the floor because I was inappropriately dressed. I asked what was wrong and she said I was not allowed to exercise wearing only a sports bra, I had to be covered up. I was shocked because I had never heard of this rule before.

“I asked where it was written in the contract that my dress code was incorrect and she could not show me. Then she showed me a clause that said one had to be appropriately dressed, which I believed I was. I then asked for the manager who was extremely dismissive. She would not give me the time of day. 

"She said it was a standard rule across all Planet Fitness gyms that people had to be covered up,” she says.

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