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canadian gym bans skinny people

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by uzimon, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. uzimon

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    I like the comment that said "so your goal is to eventually get kicked out?" LoL
     

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    If Omamma gets re-elected, expect a **** load of this in the US!
     
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    How do they define "skinny"? One who meets medical body mass index standards for their age? There's a lawsuit coming on this one. It just doesn't make sense to allow them to discriminate against people who are less likely to be a burden on the healthcare system.
     
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    This is a private gym club, right? Sounds like they can focus their customer base on whatever criteria they choose. I suspect that business model will fail as the skinny folks are the ones who STAYED in the gym, the fatties join on Jan 2 and drop out by March 2 :) (then again, maybe they quit because the skinny girls were too mean :p

    Does canada have an ADA law or something? Hard to imagine fit folks could claim discrimination based on a disability.
     
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    Good, the obese people should be segregated fom the rest of us...

    :scared:

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    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    It is a private club. I don't see a problem with this business model.

    BTW, If they are smart they team up with a different gym and when people become too skinny, they get their membership moved to the skinny gym.

    BTW2, I don't believe in discrimination, but I do believe in private property laws. If someone doesn't want to serve fat, skinny, black, white, red, green people, republicans, democrats, gun people, anti-gun people, in their place so be it. There are other places to eat, drink, party......
     
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    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I am not for segregation, but there should be a law about thongs and spandex.
     
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    Are Canadian laws the same as American laws when it comes to discrimination private property and individual rights?
     
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    While I agree its unlikely they will make it as a business model. It is interesting.

    I remember joining a gym just out of college. There was a "if you are not in perfect shape get out" I can see folks out of shape wouldn't want to be there. Also for group activities if you have 80% folks in shape and 10% folks who can hardly move (other 10 between of course) its hard to do group exersices. Where if everyone is "mobility limited" you can work with that.
    What a slogan. "We will work together until you have to leave" Have a graduation when person gets into shape. (or course I would allow them to come back free say 4-7days a month just to encourage others)
     
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    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    Yeah, fat people sweat too much.

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    oh there are those who will get a pass:whistling:
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    Is being skinny a disability, hell if being fat but not morbidly obese, dsiablingly fat doesn't qualify for ADA, skinny would have a harder row to hoe.
     
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    AKA...discrimination, but I agree, in theory. Private individuals, not receiving government funding for their business, should be allowed to associate who they want, serve who they want, etc...
     
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    Very good post, and I agree with much of what you said. I can completely understand why someone might be emberassed to go workout with a bunch of really in shape people if they are not. I kind of think they might be able to be like the "Average Joe's" from the movie dodgeball.

    As long as it is a private gym, I see no problem at all. Hell...if they can make people who are out of shape feel comfortable working out, then power to them! I don't know how succesful it will be, but they are trying to reach out to people that want to help themselves, and I can dig that. I mean, whats better, that, or the governemt trying to tell people how to eat and whatnot, and even going as far as to outlaw drink sizes?
     
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    Agreed, now I need to find a gym that bans fat people.

    Can you imagine THAT outcry? :rofl:
     
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    What have we come to when "feelings" are more important than anything else? Rhetorical.
     
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    They're doing it for the children, won't somebody please think of the children? :crying:
     
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    Curves has had a fairly successful business by keeping men out of their gyms.