To think this is why many people stay away from gyms?

(109 Posts)
MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 14-Mar-17 10:12:32

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4309516/Female-bodybuilder-body-shames-woman-gym.html

It's in a very similar vein to the playboy model who body shamed the woman who was showering in an American gym last year, and it's just awful.

My DH and I joined a gym and I used to hate going for fear I would look ridiculous, and I know others feel the same.

I hope she is banned from the gym at the very least.

ShugAvery1 Tue 14-Mar-17 10:14:54

What an absolute cunt. I am chubby and this is exactly the kind of thing that puts me off going to the gym. How bloody sad and pathetic her life must be. Girl in the picture can lose weight and is clearly trying to, woman who took it will probably always be poisonous.

MrsTrentReznor Tue 14-Mar-17 10:18:24

She's been back peddling just like that other fatshaming twat.
People that live in glass houses though. WTF is going on with her face?!

FlyingElbows Tue 14-Mar-17 10:19:08

I think a barely literate woman who looks like a drag queen is on very shaky ground when it comes to criticising other people! And yes people like her are the reason people like me don't go to a gym.

Thefitfatty Tue 14-Mar-17 10:20:42

I hope the gym kicks her out. It's sad because twats like her give body builders a bad name, most body builders I know are lovely people who are always willing to lend a hand and encouragement at the gym. sad

user1489179512 Tue 14-Mar-17 10:21:09

Has the "female body builder" looked in a mirror recently? She looks like The Joker.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 14-Mar-17 10:25:58

I'm not sure if the woman in the picture can even do anything about it... in the other instance the lady was naked and I think the playboy model was prosecuted...

WorraLiberty Tue 14-Mar-17 10:27:15

'It wasn't my intention to body shame, hurt or disrespect anyone.'

So she's a liar as well as a nasty person.

TheWitTank Tue 14-Mar-17 10:27:39

Please don't think that this is common at gyms OR in the body building industry. It isn't. We are not all "fat shaming" arseholes -in fact all of the people I know at my gym would happily go out of their way to help a new member if asked, or wouldn't bat an eyelid at somebody with a larger frame using equipment. I have a couple in my class at the gym currently who are losing weight and getting fit. They both have a considerable amount to lose (we had a chat and they told me this) and are doing fantastically. Not one person in the class has ever made a snide comment or laughed at any efforts.
I'm glad this absolute twat has been caught out. Rather fat than a fucking odious bitch.

WorraLiberty Tue 14-Mar-17 10:29:29

And the PP's going on about her face are just as bad imo.

The woman's provided enough material to criticise her actions, without criticising her looks too.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 14-Mar-17 10:31:28

You know what, though? There are cunts everywhere. Not just at gyms.

Please don't let this put you (general 'you') off. The vast majority of regular gym-goers have zero judgement of anyone else. It's a million times harder to drag yourself to a gym when you're overweight and unfit than when you're already slim.

Ignore her and don't give her oxygen.

Thefitfatty Tue 14-Mar-17 10:32:18

And the PP's going on about her face are just as bad imo.

Agree. Body shaming back doesn't solve the problem.

maybeIamtoo Tue 14-Mar-17 10:34:12

Jesus what a bitches!!!
They should stop pumping silicone into faces as it's clearly going into brain too.

Absolutely disgusting behaviour, the apologises are even worse as they trying really hard to undermine seriousness of their faults by outright lying.

*I would never do this. It's not who I am
*
Right

Shocker

Tomorrowisanewday Tue 14-Mar-17 10:35:09

I'm in worse shape than the woman she took a photograph of, which is why I'm going to the gym. I've had nothing but positive comments (from people who see me regularly who've noticed a difference), and even in the male dominated weights section, they couldn't be nicer, helping with equipment and giving advice on form.
In my experience, it's not cool to be one of the "mean girls" at the gym, and she'll probably learn that the hard way after posting what she did.

Graphista Tue 14-Mar-17 10:36:18

Disgusting behaviour. Our local gym would ban her for photographing other member without their permission anyway, they're very hot on privacy. I think likely sh

KoalaDownUnder Tue 14-Mar-17 10:37:12

It's very uncool to be anything but supportive at the gym.

She's just a bitch, really. In all areas of life, I suspect.

Graphista Tue 14-Mar-17 10:37:59

Argh fat fingers!

I think likely she'd be banned altogether for this!

Ifitquackslikeaduck Tue 14-Mar-17 10:40:00

"'It wasn't my intention to body shame, hurt or disrespect anyone.'"

Does she really think anyone is going to believe this! Of course it was her intention. She's just annoyed she got caught out.

ShotsFired Tue 14-Mar-17 10:40:28

I know a female bodybuilder who is buff beyond belief, and she would be horrified and outraged if one of her "tribe" did or said anything like that.

She'd be first in line to encourage, help, inspire or advise anyone who had come to the gym to better themselves. Who would do otherwise (apart from this horrible woman obviously).

I am going to send her this link and see if she knows her, they don't live too far apart and the bb community is pretty tight.

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 14-Mar-17 10:40:51

I would love to go to the gym, but I would have to go in the early morning or at a really quiet time, I feel so embarrassed and feel ike everyone will be looking at the fat girl, I get the same thoughts with jogging, everyone will be looking at my size and how slow I am jogging blush I need to find a gym buddy!! shame on that woman... her actions are disgraceful.

ClarkWGriswold Tue 14-Mar-17 10:40:56

Wow. Not only is she a vile, lying scum bag; she is also barely literate. Great combination.

WayfaringStranger Tue 14-Mar-17 10:41:20

YANBU, what a spiteful woman.

TheWitTank Tue 14-Mar-17 10:41:46

Also, notice she has been berated by her peers and others in the fitness industry. This behaviour is NOT accepted or supported. Please, anybody who would like to try the gym, do it. Don't ever be ashamed of trying your best, whatever your shape or size.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 14-Mar-17 10:42:20

I feel so embarrassed and feel ike everyone will be looking at the fat girl

They really, really won't. flowers

Monkeypuzzle32 Tue 14-Mar-17 10:44:39

Stupid nasty bitches, anyone who is overweight or unfit and goes to the gym derserves respect for making the effort-you never know someone's story and they don't know why they are overweight or unfit but at least they are there and not taking mocking bullying photos, if she was working out properly she wouldn't have noticed other gym goers!

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