Gyms That Ban Skinny People: A Dangerous Cycle?

I just saw an article about a gym that has banned skinny people and I am wondering, will this start a vicious cycle? I know that this is supposed to be for overweight people who are too self-conscious to work out around skinny people, but think about what will happen. I’m seeing bad things.

Here is the scenario I’m thinking of: Overweight people go to their gym. They manage to lose weight and become skinny. Suddenly, they are kicked out of their gym. Without their gym, they gain weight again. Soon, they can go back.

Frankly, that sort of thing isn’t good for long-term health.

I understand that some people may have trouble getting themselves into a gym if there are too many skinny people around. They might lose what motivation they have and give up. Or, they just might feel too self-conscious. However, is outright banning skinny people the way to go? Is it very motivating to know that if you lose enough weight that you’ll get tossed out and have to find another gym (presuming that just doesn’t cause a break with working out that ends up turning semi-permanent)?

I’m just saying, this whole thing sounds a little extreme. Of course, it isn’t like I should be too outraged about the whole deal. I’m at a pretty good weight, but I’m far too lazy to get to a gym regularly anyway.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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