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Women's Only Gym Sparks 'Sexism' Debate On TikTok

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Women's Only Gym Sparks 'Sexism' Debate On TikTok

A women's only gym in Kansas has sparked a debate on TikTok. Blush Fitness is a female-only centre and although it's been praised for providing a safe and comfortable space for women to workout, some are calling the idea 'segregation'.

A video of the gym was posted on TikTok by @heatherhuesman, who wrote: "The best gym! We need these everywhere, we feel so safe and comfortable going to the gym, gonna be my new favourite spot!"

The clip is a quick tour of the gym - which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week - and features free sanitary products as well as blacked out windows so nobody can look in.

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The gym also lets its members know when male staff will be in the building, and the doors are locked so non-members cannot get inside.

It also features free sanitary products (Credit: TikTok/@heatherhuesman)
It also features free sanitary products (Credit: TikTok/@heatherhuesman)

And hundreds of women have taken to the video to praise the gym, with one person commenting: "This makes me so happy I wanna cry I literally get panic attacks going alone. Please spread these everywhere."

Meanwhile another added: "Until men can learn how to be respectful and not make women feel uncomfortable or unsafe, spaces like this are 100 per cent necessary."

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And a third said: "Can this become a chain and move to other states? This is a nationwide MUST."

The gym is women-only and is located in Kansas (Credit: Blush Fitness/Instagram)
The gym is women-only and is located in Kansas (Credit: Blush Fitness/Instagram)

However, some men were kicking off in the comments, with many calling it "segregation".

One said: "This doesn't sound like equality."

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While another wrote: "Ain't we stop segregation like 60 years ago?"

But others in the comments hit back, with one writing: "Not these men acting like there's no such thing as gentlemen's clubs and men-only country clubs."

Women are calling for the gym to become a chain (Credit: Blush Fitness/Instagram)
Women are calling for the gym to become a chain (Credit: Blush Fitness/Instagram)

While another added: "Y'all are okay with gendered restrooms, clothes, toys, toiletries and boys/girls only school. But draw a line at a gym made only for women."

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Can someone open one of these near us please?

Tyla has reached out to Blush Fitness for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Blush Fitness

Topics: Life News, Fitness, Health, TikTok

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