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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.
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.
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."
And a third said: "Can this become a chain and move to other states? This is a nationwide MUST."
However, some men were kicking off in the comments, with many calling it "segregation".
One said: "This doesn't sound like equality."
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."
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."
Can someone open one of these near us please?
Tyla has reached out to Blush Fitness for comment.
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