Woman slams 'ridiculous' rule after she was kicked out of gym over her shoes
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It's fairly common for gyms to have a load of terms and conditions to ensure the smooth and safe running of their facilities.
Kenzie Greaves, who hails from the Gold Coast, took to TikTok to share with the internet exactly why she was booted out from her gym and has since declared she will 'probably cancel' her membership after the whole fiasco.
The woman began: "So I just got kicked out of my gym."
She explained the gym in question was a Goodlife branch location, before adding: "In fact, I think I'm going to name and shame because I think it's pretty ridiculous to be fair."
Providing some context to the situation, Kenzie told her 1.5k followers: "I literally have, like, a broken toe with my toenail almost coming off that I'm probably gonna have to have surgery to take it out."
Because of this, the gym-goer went on, she 'cannot wear shoes'.
"Like socks [are] so painful," Kenzie continued, showing the slide-on footwear she wore instead of regular gym shoes. "So I'm just wearing socks and slides like this, right?"
She said: "And then every time I walk around the gym, I leave my slides on but when I start my exercise, I just take my slides off because they're, like, awkward to do stuff in.
"And then a man comes up to me and says, 'You have to leave because you can't wear no shoes'."
Kenzie then told the staff member she 'can't put shoes on', adding: "I literally cannot.
"If I'm that f*cking dumb to drop a weight on my foot, then that's my own fault."
Finishing up the short clip, the woman revealed to viewers: "So now, I've just been kicked out of the gym that I've been going to."
"So f*cking dumb," she reiterated. "Like, what the hell? It's 2023!
"If you're that stupid, then shame on you. What the f*ck?"
Kenzie captioned the TikTok: "How ridiculous?? Everyone trains in socks at the gym."
The video has since clocked up more than 71,000 views on the platform with hundreds of comments from people eager to share their opinions on the matter.
One TikTok user penned: "You become a legal liability, it’s not that deep all gyms have this rule."
A second sided with Kenzie, writing: "Only non-gym people can fight this. Nobody wears shoes on leg day. It’s a fact."
"Everyone saying all gyms have this rule, no they don't," hit out a third. "How unfair!! Definitely cancel membership."
A fourth disagreed, commenting: "It comes down to insurance. Gym has to submit safety/risk assessments to insurers - if they don’t follow them and you sue [the] insurer won’t cover them."
"I go to Goodlife as well and they literally tell you this when you sign up and it’s in the paperwork," informed a final TikTok user.
According to Goodlife's official website, the gym's terms and conditions state under the 'SUITABLE CLOTHES' subheading: "All members and guests must wear suitable clothes and enclosed sports shoes in any exercise areas, except for wet areas. We do not allow clothes with offensive images or inappropriate advertising."
A spokesperson from Goodlife Health Club told news.com.au: "The health and safety of our members is our top priority and requiring all members to wear enclosed shoes is part of that promise."
Tyla has reached out to Goodlife for comment.