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Woman says her toned body was too 'intimidating' for other gym exercisers

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Can someone be too toned for a gym? A California woman says she received complaints about her body while she was exercising at her gym.

Tiffany Austin has been recovering from a car accident. Her doctor recently told her to start walking more, so she signed up to join a Planet Fitness gym – whose philosophy is supposed to be a “judgment free zone.”

But Austin says she feels very judged by her gym.

On Monday, she hopped on the treadmill wearing a half-shirt and Capri pants. She says about 15 minutes later, she was approached by a staff member who told her they were receiving complaints from others that her toned body was too intimidating.

She was then asked to put on a shirt. Apparently, her apparel was in violation of the gym's dress code.

"Really, I felt intimidated and harassed by the place that says no intimidation,” Austin says.

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