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Planet Fitness kicks out woman because her body is too hot to handle

By Mason White 12:05 PM March 21, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A woman said that she was kicked out from a Planet Fitness in California, because her body is too fit, and that was intimidating other people at the gym.

However, the gym in Richmond, said that it is standing behind its dress code policy despite the controversy.

The incident began when Tiffany Austin, who is recovering from a car accident, decided to get back in shape by joining a gym. On her first day, her exercise time was cut short when a Planet Fitness employee stopped her.

The employee told her that she is intimidating other members with her toned body. Austin wore a sleeveless top with pants, and her ​​belly was exposed. Austin believes that her outfit was not out of line.

After being told a second time that she is intimidating other members, Austin decided to cancel her membership and requested a refund. Planet Fitness has a “no intimidation” policy.