Woman claims she was shamed at the gym because her leggings were making other women 'uncomfortable'
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Californian content creator, Kerry Rose Schwartz, has revealed she was dress-coded at the gym because she was wearing leggings that made other female gym goers feel 'uncomfortable.'
The 37-year-old took to TikTok to lament her experience to her 154k followers.
The video captioned: "I was shamed at the gym for wearing the 'TikTok leggings'... what are your thoughts on this?"
She asks her followers for their advice as she revealed that she was told she 'offended' other gym goers.
She described visiting the all-women's fitness centre and claimed that the owner shamed her for the leggings she was wearing.
The avid gym-goer spoke in the video, which has been viewed 52.3k times, about sporting the 'butt-lift' gym clothing that went viral on TikTok.
The owner of the gym took her to one side and asked to have a 'quick chat.'
She claims that she knew something was wrong when the gym owner approached her: "I could sense that something was wrong because the conversation got uncomfortable really quickly," Kelly said.
She continues, recalling the awkward moment: "They said: 'I’m really sorry we have to have this conversation but apparently you’re making a few women feel uncomfortable with the leggings that you’re wearing.'"
Kerry said that the manager went on to tell her that fellow gym-goes had described her leggings as 'distracting' and 'offensive.'
Kerry initially felt 'confused' and 'shocked' following the talk.
She confides: "I almost felt shame even though I shouldn’t," adding that she feels the gym should be a 'safe space' with 'no judgement.'
"I wasn’t wearing anything inappropriate," she said, describing her daily workout uniform of sneakers, leggings and a sports bra.
The content creator explained why this chat hit so hard, noting that she had previously struggled with confidence and body-image issues.
"I struggled with body dysmorphia and feeling comfortable in gyms my entire life.
"And when I found a gym that I felt comfortable in that I really enjoyed, it changed my life."
Kerry said that the situation sent her spiralling and feeling as if she could never to go back to the gym.
"They actually said something to me that made me so uncomfortable that I never wanted to go back there again," she lamented.
The influencer couldn't understand the feelings surrounding her clothing.
She said that she could understand if she was donning 'a thong,' but couldn't fathom why the workout pants would cause a problem.
"I don’t think there is anything wrong with this. Why am I being shamed? Especially for a women’s gym," she asks.
Her faithful followers and fellow gym enthusiasts were quick to defend her outfit choice and her honour.
One person took a professionally different view to the owner of the gym: "Gym owner here. Nothing wrong with what you're wearing. Only thing that's wrong is hitter insecurities."
While another praised her outfit choice: "I love the leggings. Fun colour and they fit you well."
A third joked: "Are they crotchless leggings?"