A social media influencer devoted to fitness and wellness advice has found herself the target of dress restrictions at the gym she frequents.
The merits of the dress code have become a bitter debate in recent years — a debate that has spilled over into other areas of life as some students have bravely protested the school’s sexist dress code.
While men in the gym can often wear what they want, women get the most scrutiny when it comes to their attire.
The fitness influencer has been told she has received “complaints” about her workout clothes.
TikTok user Kylee had just had a normal day at the gym until she was interrupted by a member of staff.
The clip opens with Kylee popping along to the song in the car. She captioned it “I go to the gym in a crop top and leggings.”
The second part of the clip jumps to a new headline that reads “Workers tell me I have to change.”
Apparently, some guests were uncomfortable with her clothes. Kelly said staff told her “there was a complaint”.
And her attire violated the gym’s dress code—which surprised several commenters and Kylee herself, who had no idea gyms had restrictive policies about what people could and couldn’t wear.
although Kelly Without sharing the exact outfit she was wearing that day, other videos on her page before the incident usually show her at the gym in a sports bra and leggings — standard workout attire, if you ask me.
Kylie has both supporters and detractors in her comments section.
Some were as frustrated as Kylee and expressed similar experiences.
“I think you meant to say your *old gym” commented one user.
“Canceled my membership at my old gym [because] To that,” said another.
Unsurprisingly but still disappointingly, however, some TikTok users accused Kylee of seeking attention.
“Poor girl didn’t show off as much as she wanted to…waaaahhhh,” wrote a third user.
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“Oops! I’ve been working out in shorts and a t-shirt for years and I’ve never had this happen to me. I hope not.”
But of course, the authors of the last two reviews probably don’t understand how it feels to degenerate from wearing them – especially when you’re just trying to be comfortable while exercising.
TikTok might have to agree to disagree with this, since Kylee has gone back to posting her regular content and going to the gym wearing whatever she wants.
Taylor Haynes is a writer living in Chicago. She writes for entertainment and news at YourTango. You can find her on Instagram.