A woman has been left stunned after gym staff told her she couldn’t work out in a vest top because it was ‘inappropriate”.
Jenna Vecchio says she wasn’t the only woman in the gym to be wearing a tank-style top to exercise in but she claims the staff singled her out because of her large chest.
She is claiming the incident is ”discrimination” and said she felt humiliated by the episode at the gym in Ontario, Canada.
Posting on Facebook, Ms Vecchio said ”I am a member of Movati Athletic Club in Orleans, Ontario.
”I was instructed by a supervisor at the club that my tank top was inappropriate dress and is offensive to both the staff and other members.
“At Movati, they have a dress code stating only appropriate gym attire and modest clothing is to be worn.
“I will start by saying my tank top was no different than many other women’s tank top at the club; except my chest size is much larger in appearance in comparison to my frame than many of the other women.
“After asking every woman at the club who I could find on the way out if my attire offended them and they responded no, it became clear that the only ones offended were the two women supervisors working at the club today.”
In response to the Facebook post, Sean Whittal, the area manager for Movati Athletic Group said ”At Movati Athletic, we strive daily to create an atmosphere where all our members feel welcome, feel comfortable and feel healthy.”
“We ask members to be respectful of each other when in the gym, to include wearing modest athletic attire and appropriate shoes, limiting cell phone usage and keeping the facility clean.
“It is important to us that all members have a positive experience at Movati, and we take their needs and feelings very seriously.
“As such, on Saturday when some members of our gym voiced complaints regarding Ms. Vecchio’s attire as it made them feel uncomfortable and was seen as being contrary to our dress code policy our staff assessed the situation and spoke to Ms. Vecchio.”
The club have said they are happy to sit down with Ms. Vecchio to discuss the problem in more detail.
There has been no further comment.