Woman Complains about Man in Women’s Locker Room – Then the Unthinkable Happens
In Midland, Michigan, a member at the Planet Fitness gym was shocked recently to see a man come into the women’s dressing room while she was getting undressed. But when she went to the front desk for assistance, she started a chain of events that ended with her gym membership being cancelled by the company.
Yvette Cormier had no experience with transgender issues, and was completely taken aback by the situation. She says she couldn’t believe her eyes:
I was stunned and shocked. He looked like a man. He did not look like a woman.
This is very unprofessional. This is very scary.
Cormier immediately went to the front desk, and they explained the person in question self-identifies as a woman. She then approached the corporate office, which gave her the same response, say Cormier.
They told me the same thing, that he was allowed in there because that’s the sex he wants to be.
Cormier says she realizes some people self-identify as the opposite gender, but the fact that this person looked so much like a man caught her off guard.
The gym cancelled her membership for violating the company’s policy of being a “Judgement Free Zone.”
At this point, Cormier does not want to get her gym membership restored. Instead, she just wants to make other women at this gym aware of the situation, because she says Plant Fitness did not warn her.
In response to a request from a local television station, the company said Cormier’s concerns about gender identify were inappropriate, and her talking about the situation with other members was disruptive.