ABC News- Yvette Cormier, a 48, said she was walking into the Midland Planet Fitness locker room last Saturday when she saw someone "dressed like a man."
The person was wearing a wig and "a little bit of blush," but was "huge" and appeared "very manly," Cormier told ABC News today.
"I just stopped right there in my tracks," she said. "It was a man for sure."
Cormier, who had been a Planet Fitness member for two months, said she went to the front desk immediately. The man at the desk told her that Planet Fitness policy is "whatever gender you feel you are, that's the locker room you're allowed to go in," she said.
Wait, I'm confused. Was this just some chick that looked like a dude? Was it a girl with a penis? A boy with a vagina? This damn gender neutral craze is confusing. Can't people just stay whatever gender they are born? If you're born a man but you are into shopping or feelings, just be a feminine dude. If you are girl that is in to Tonka trucks and sports, just be a tomboy. That used to be enough back in the day. Now every damn person that identifies with the opposite gender thinks they need their clothes and sexual reproductive organs to represent such. I don't want to have to play a game of x-rated "Guess Who?" to figure out who/what I am looking at. You think blurring the lines between genders has no consequences? I bet this chick would disagree with you. She just took about 3 steps back on the Kanye workout plan. How is she supposed to pull a rapper, a ball player, or at least a dude with a car come summertime?
This is such a Planet Fitness move. They only have weights that go up to like 30 pounds because they don't want to intimidate the out of shape schlubs that roll their ass in there off the street. They give away pizza on Fridays because the mentally weak jabronis need some incentive to unroot their ass from the couch and walk on a treadmill for more than 5 minutes. And now they side with transgenders in all locker room disputes. Seems like a pretty damn stupid business plan to me. If I had to guess, a majority of the people that go to Planet Fitness are still rocking their original genitalia. I would think if you were going to alienate a group it would be the one that doesn't even know it's own gender. That's probably the best way to keep cashing the highest amount of $10 monthly checks. Stop trying so hard not to offend people PF. Shaming people is half the reasons gyms exist in the first place.
I'm not saying transgenders aren't people too, but at the same time they don't deserve special treatment. Isn't this policy basically saying that a girl with a dick can basically walk into either locker room depending on how he/she identifies itself that day? Does that mean if I join Planet Fitness and I'm feeling especially moody and sensitive that I can walk into the girls locker room? That just doesn't seem fair to any parties involved. If Planet Fitness is so concerned about this they should just build a 3rd locker room and label it 'TBD'. The best way to solve confusion it to accept uncertainty. Fair to say the presence of a cock in a women's locker room can be deemed 'uncerainty'.
If this girl had consulted me none of this would have happened. I have a very steadfast rule in regards to situations like this. If you don't know, don't look. Don't ask. Don't make it weird. It's the best way to avoid making yourself look like a jackass. With that said, you have to have a gender to join a gym. That seems like a pretty fair guideline.