Gym membership revoked after transgender complaint

MIDLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Planet Fitness sells itself on providing a workout without judgment, but a situation at one gym in Michigan underlined that in a new way when a woman’s membership was revoked after she complained.

Yvette Cormier, who was a member at the Midland location, told WNEM out of Saginaw she complained after a man walked into the woman’s locker room while she was changing. That person was actually a transgender woman.

When Cormier took her complaint to corporate, they responded by revoking her membership for violating the company’s “no judgment zone” policy.

“They proceeded to tell me that they have to embrace whatever sex somebody thinks they are, and they are allowed to use whatever restroom that they want to use,” Cormier told WNEM.

Cormier said her concern is to make other women at the gym aware of the policy, telling WNEM that Planet Fitness failed to warn her.

Planet Fitness said Cormier acted inappropriately in expressing her concerns about the policy regarding gender identity because she complained to other gym members.

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