01 Dec, 2018 Woman Who Was Banned From Planet Fitness Speaks Out!
Due to all the fake news, here’s the real story behind the woman who was kicked out of Planet Fitness because she reported a man in the women’s locker room. Coming straight from the “accused.”
from contributing writer Dawn Hunt AKA Mrs. “H”
What really went down at Planet Fitness
I’m ready to give my story. This is what happened.
On Saturday, May 26, 2018, I walked into the woman’s locker room at Planet Fitness, after being a member there for almost 18 months, to see a young man standing in front of the mirror. In front of him was a large array of makeup strewn over the counter. I questioned him as to why he was in the woman’s locker room. I was alone with him. He never answered me. I immediately went to the desk where they told me he identifies as a woman even though he looks like a man. He has not surgically changed his gender. We had never seen him before and were told he was “new.”
Along with my husband, I waited for about an hour at the front desk because, I did not wish to use the facilities nor change in front of him. He was 2-3 feet away from my locker. AFTER about an hour I went back in for approximately 60 seconds (if that) to question him again. I asked him how long he was going to be. He never answered me. He was unmoved by my discomfort. He never changed nor took a shower. He was still in front of the mirror where he had a full view of the entire locker room. I’ve come to believe this was a set up.
When he finally exited the locker room, he mocked me as I ran by him to go to the bathroom! After an employee told him he was not allowed to use the equipment with sandals on, this young man called the cops on me! He had about a full hour to do so but did not until he was reprimanded for not obeying gym policy.
There was no police report filed, (because I did nothing wrong) and I obtained a copy of the 911 tape. In that tape the dispatcher called him “sir” many times. While on the phone, he chased me to my car, giving out the license plate number and a full description of what I was wearing. He was calm and composed as he was with me in the locker room. He followed me to the adjoining parking lot and into the street (27) keeping the dispatcher on the line.
Mrs. “H” Was the Victim but She Was Banned From Planet Fitness
I purposely waited until Tuesday to talk to the manager (who was not there when this happened) forgoing the gym for two days, over the Holiday weekend, which I hated to do. I wasn’t given the chance. She sent me a cancellation notice, BEFORE I went in to speak with her. The reason given was “judging.” I went in to talk with her anyway. She bullied me; not allowing me to give my account. As she continued to berate me about this situation, she claimed I bullied this man. Ironic. When I asked her how I could do that from standing at the front desk for an hour, (all on tape) she had no answer. She said this man had a panic attack! There’s nothing on the 911 recording (long recording) that speaks to any panic attack. He never mentioned it to the dispatcher and he was calm and collected while chasing me across the parking lot into the street. I think the Panic Attack was Plan B.
Everything was witnessed. She called me “narrow minded” and insinuating I was homophobic. Pretty ironic since I got cancelled for judging. She informed me (smugly I might add) that I am banned from 66 Planet Fitness gyms, all because I dared to complain about a man in the woman’s locker room. The only judging I see is coming from PF violating their own policy. I tried to tell her this was a vulnerable, security problem not a judging problem to no avail. When I tried to explain that I was a victim of a sexual assault, and the thought of a man in the locker room terrified me, she said “that is not relevant.” I never yelled, called him a name or touched him. I did nothing wrong.
Liberty Counsel Comes to the Rescue
So, I contacted Liberty Counsel who were willing to take my case in a matter of hours after I emailed them. This type of thing is going on across the country, and the news is bearing this out. There’s an agenda. Transgenders are being fed information exactly how to do these things, playing the victim, and pointing fingers at people such as me. There’s a woman in MI who is fighting the same battle.
I have a choice; walk away and quit like other women have done or fight this. As I looked at all the older ladies at PF, I knew I had to fight this. When I attempted to tell another lady walking in, (while waiting at the desk) there was a man in the locker room, I was told to shut up. We, as woman, need to stick together. How do we know this man is not a psycho pretending to identify as a woman to have access to women? Transgenders do not have a patent on being offended. I am terribly offended and terribly hurt by the treatment I received by PF as a long-time member in good standing. I was quickly thrown out because of this young man’s account of things. He is either new or passing through town. I was quickly let go without a voice. My thought is, by their actions, they do not want me to have access to others in this gym telling them they are deceiving us. I will not be quiet about this.
MEN DO NOT BELONG IN WOMEN’S LOCKER ROOMS!
Counter Culture Mom got a little fired up when she was working out at the YMCA shortly after this story broke. Here’s what she had to say about this whole messed up situation.
Counter Culture Mom’s Thoughts
I will be having Mrs. “H” as upcoming guest on Hollywood Insider. What doesn’t make any sense to me is that one man who thinks (or wants to say) he’s a woman just to get access in the women’s locker room takes precedence over the thousands of women who do not want a strange man to see her naked! If this isn’t stopped, ANY man at ANY time could easily say they identify as a woman just to gawk at naked women! What!!?? Also, when I called the Planet Fitness headquarters, a woman told me that they have a separate bathroom (super small square footage) for the women who feel uncomfortable changing in front of men or trans or any other person. This is completely backwards. This extra “room” should be for those people who have the identity crisis, not the women who are biologically born women.
My advice? Do NOT sign up to be a member at Planet Fitness and QUIT if you are currently a member. We cannot support a company who does not put women’s safety FIRST! I work out at the YMCA and I will never have to worry about a man in my locker room.
Dawn Hunt is the mother of three sons, a step son and grandmother of six. She’s also a full time student at Liberty University, and loves to travel, line dance, and work out. Dawn currently resides in Florida with her husband of 36 years.
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Brenda JohnstonPosted at 17:04h, 02 December
Thank you for sharing this. Excellent account of the incident and I commend her for standing up and making a difference.
Tina Marie GriffinPosted at 09:36h, 24 September
I completely agree. I can’t believe we’re living in a day and age having to deal with this craziness!
MonaPosted at 08:57h, 14 December
Thanks Tina. You always keep us in the know!
TinaPosted at 07:07h, 24 September
You rock Mona! Keep up the great work yourself!
CaitPosted at 09:12h, 03 January
Thanks for sharing this. I was kicked out of pf after confronting an employee for verbally abusing my mom. He told his manager I attacked him. When I tried to tell the manager what happened he dismissed me and said I made it an uncomfortable environment for this employee. It’s crazy.
CCM TeamPosted at 07:42h, 02 September
That is very unfortunate and I am sorry to hear it!
Adam NicolPosted at 06:44h, 01 February
Why are women so prude? Who cares if a man sees you naked. I’m a man and I would be perfectly OK sharing a changing room with women. I don’t see why it’s such a big deal.
Tina Marie GriffinPosted at 09:16h, 03 April
I don’t think I have any words to respond to you about this. God calls us women to be modest and to honor our body and for men to respect women. There are countless verses in scripture to explain how God wants us to live. You might be perfectly ok to sharing a changing room with women but I know women would NOT be perfectly OK with you changing next to us.
MelissaPosted at 01:27h, 25 June
Thank you for sharing your story. I’m so sorry this happened to you and hope you know that your story will help the rest of us find our voice and be as bold to speak up and say something! Despite being accused and treated so badly. Jesus makes us better people and fight the good fight of faith in opposition of such ridiculous situations!