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Response to madville (Reply #68)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:48 AM

79. I imagine many people either cannot or simply will not see the critical and relevant differences...

I imagine many people either cannot or simply will not see the critical and relevant differences... the first one being, Curves is not hiding their policy-- Augusta is. Another being that one of the major reasons it is female only is to better allow the clients a sense of safety.





"I would turn it around and say the fitness industry for years was run by men, for men," said Mike Raymond, marketing director for the huge chain. "Their needs have been taken care of for years. The equipment and the facilities were designed for them."

Tricia Murphy, who runs Urban Fitness in West Seattle, says the double standard exists because men's appearance hasn't been judged as critically as women's. But, adds Murphy, who features a women-only cardio strip tease class, "In this day and age, if a men's gym opened, I wouldn't have a problem with it." (Actually, it's already happening. A new franchise chain for men called The Blitz opened in January and now has 60 branches around the country and in Canada.)

A few (states) have even sued, though most have been turned away by the courts. One Wisconsin man's lawsuit against Curves prompted the state to pass a law exempting single-sex fitness centers from the state's discrimination laws. My suggestion to you would be to research the court cases, research the decisions, ask yourself if the same applies in both cases. Or you may simply do nothing, and maintain this your position based on a lack of knowledge....



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