If you have ever thought it was an absurd notion for skinny people to be discriminated against, think again.
Body Exchange, a gym in Vancouver, specifically caters to the plus-size clientele in hopes of fostering a comfortable community for people who are overweight.
The gym, founded by Louis Green, told the Province that she wanted to aid in gym-goers camraderie,
“Many of our clients have not had successful fitness pasts so I can see the anxiety before we get started and I can see the relief and happiness after we finish. People are often too fearful to become active.”
Overweight patrons of these gyms often feel more comfortable.
Body Exchange isn’t the only one of its kind. Gyms have opened all over the States. Including gyms like Buddha Body Yoga in New York City and Downsize Fitness, which has branches in Las Vegas, Chicago and Dallas.
As well as Square One in Omaha Nebraska, a gym created former competitor Marty Wolff, who appeared on the reality show The Biggest Loser.
He expressed that those who are overweight need a safe haven,
“Clients want a place where they can get fit without feeling like they’re being stared at or criticized,” he told the Daily News. “My whole life, I have always wished there was a place for other big people. So I created one.”