By: Shifra Unger
|Gym where only fat people are allowed to join|
A gym in Canada is leading a growing trend of "plus size friendly" gyms and the prohibition of skinny people to work out at their gyms.
Changing Body in Vancouver Canada has a strict policy that only allows large women to join the fitness center.
Founder and CEO, Louise Green said last week that the gym is a "safe haven" for people who are overweight."Many of our customers have had successfully passed through our fitness program and I can see the relief and happiness after only allowing fat people" he said. "People are often too afraid to become active.
Marty Wolf, who competed in the third season of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", owner and operator of a community-based health club Square One in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife Amy, who appeared with him in the TV show for weight loss also runs a gym for fat people only.
Wolff told the news media that his mechanism is designed to "people of size" - customers with at least 50 pounds to lose - or struggle with emotional eating and food addiction.
He said customers want a place to get fit without feeling that they are being observed or criticized.