Pregnant Woman: Belly Got Me Kicked Out Of Gym
She says gym employee took issue with her belly showing
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Apr 25, 2014 3:25 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A woman was kicked out of a South Carolina gym for wearing a belly-skimming tank top. Here's the kicker: She's 18 weeks pregnant. Melissa Mantor says an employee at Planet Fitness gym approached her after she'd been on a treadmill for about 10 minutes and told her she needed to change. "How am I in violation of the dress code? I'm wearing what I always wear to the gym," Mantor says she asked. "She said, 'Your belly's hanging out.' And it's like, of course my belly's hanging out! It's obvious—I'm pregnant!"

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worldcat
Apr 28, 2014 6:20 PM CDT
If the photo that accompanied this story is how she looked at the gym then she needs some fashion advice. I mean my God, woman, do you own a damn mirror?
reasonator
Apr 26, 2014 10:04 PM CDT
A similar thing happened to me. They tried to kick me out because my belly was hanging out, and I said, "of course my belly's hanging out! It's obvious I've had like 20 beers before I walked in!"
Karla Traxel
Apr 26, 2014 4:27 PM CDT
How is this even a story? There was a rule that she agreed to and then broke. They attempted to help her by giving her a shirt and she left in a huff and then made a big deal about it. "...of course my belly's hanging out! It's obvious—I'm pregnant!" That would be a valid point if there were no other options, but since millions of pregnant women manage to be outside of their homes without their bellies hanging out, I guess it isn't.