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Gym Tells Woman She's Too Fat for Workout Equipment
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Gym Tells Woman She's Too Fat for Workout Equipment

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A metro woman said a gym she joined told her to stop using certain equipment because she was too overweight.

Five months ago Sandra Ruiz gave birth to her son but with that came some extra weight she wanted to get rid of.

"I'm tired of being fat because when I go to the store, I can't find clothes that fit me. I haven't worn jeans in a year," Ruiz said.

Ruiz joined Mademoiselle Fitness Center in south Oklahoma City. During one of her visits, Ruiz said a worker approached her while she was on a stationary bike and told her to get off.

"The lady said I couldn't get on the machines because we are overweight," Ruiz said. "Everybody was watching seeing what was going on, and I got very sad because I'm so emotional about my weight right now."
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  -Gym Tells Woman She's Too Fat for Workout Equipment The Straight Story  Jun-04-10 05:52 AM   #0 
  - Wow.  Dorian Gray   Jun-04-10 05:55 AM   #1 
  - Rest of the story:  depakid   Jun-04-10 05:56 AM   #2 
  - Goddammit, I hate it when objective context interferes with my cynical worldview!  Bucky   Jun-04-10 06:10 AM   #4 
  - hah  adamuu   Jun-04-10 07:07 AM   #9 
  - Thanks for the "Rest of the Story"  Lochloosa   Jun-04-10 06:12 AM   #6 
  - Yeah, so much for the "straight story"  JNelson6563   Jun-04-10 07:08 AM   #10 
  - Yeh...funny how some facts get conveniently left out.  AngryOldDem   Jun-04-10 06:56 AM   #8 
  - Could also be that the media involvement helped with the cancellation fee  depakid   Jun-04-10 08:35 AM   #14 
  - Wow, she must have gained quite a bit of weight  eilen   Jun-04-10 07:10 AM   #12 
  - Stop clouding up the rant with facts.  Statistical   Jun-04-10 07:20 AM   #13 
  - Another epic fail of an obvious outrage generator  ProgressiveProfessor   Jun-04-10 09:22 AM   #15 
  - It is getting really old.  donco6   Jun-04-10 09:47 AM   #20 
  - interesting,  Johonny   Jun-04-10 09:25 AM   #16 
  - And she'd have sued their asses off. n/t  donco6   Jun-04-10 09:46 AM   #19 
  - Many pieces of exercise equipment have weight restrictions. For  Obamanaut   Jun-04-10 06:05 AM   #3 
  - manager is cancelling contract and waiving cancellation fees  DrDan   Jun-04-10 06:10 AM   #5 
  - This stuff can be painful. I saw a girl once at an amusement park  howard112211   Jun-04-10 06:36 AM   #7 
  - I see this at Cedar Point a lot.  sailor65   Jun-04-10 07:09 AM   #11 
  - a dear friend of mine broke her treadmill because she was too heavy for it  dugaresa   Jun-04-10 09:26 AM   #17 
  - with today's flimsy manufacturing, it's important to check weight limits, esp. on home equipment  eShirl   Jun-04-10 09:46 AM   #18 
  - Because she was. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-04-10 09:52 AM   #21 
  - Her photo makes me think  DavidDvorkin   Jun-04-10 10:02 AM   #22 
     - The water program they purportedly designed for her would be excellent as well  ProgressiveProfessor   Jun-04-10 10:07 AM   #23 
        - Good point  DavidDvorkin   Jun-04-10 10:34 AM   #24 

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