Women-Only Gym Sparks Fury After Banning Men | 22 Words

Men far and wide have been left outraged after a video of a women-only gym in Kansas was shared online.

Blush Fitness, located in Overland Park, Kansas, enforces a strict "no men" policy.

While all-women gyms aren't a new concept, Blush Fitness seems to take things a step further for women's comfort and safety.

The gym is open 24/7, members can only gain access with a key fob.

There are free menstrual hygiene products in the bathroom and, to top it off, members are notified whenever male staff members will be working inside the gym.

Their website states:

"BLUSH is dedicated to creating an empowering experience for women who are ready to make a change... Contact us today and join our community of stronger, happier, and healthier women."

It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?

A video of the gym recently went viral after being posted onto TikTok, and people far and wide have been applauding the modern initiative.

However, according to a select few men on the internet, the whole idea of a women-only gym is nothing short of outrageous...

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With some even calling it "segregation."

Heather Huesman, the woman to provide the insight into the exclusive gym, has since spoken about the negativity surrounding her video.

Speaking to BuzzFeed, she explained:

"I decided to share my experience because ever since the first time I went into Blush, I felt a sense of relief. It felt like a breath of fresh air walking into a gym with no men!"

"I definitely feel safer in an all-women's gym."

"I personally like to wear tight clothing because it is easier to work out in, and I don't have to worry about men taking photos of me without my permission, or worry about men making me feel uncomfortable while I'm there."

"There are also not so many people there that all the racks are being taken up."

"The place is very clean and has great energy and vibes to it!"

And when asked what she thought about the backlash, Heather said:

"I don't think the gym is segregated at all. I honestly love the idea of an all-men's gym as well. I think if someone is mad that there's an all-women's gym, it's because they want women [in their co-ed gym] for a reason."

"Whatever makes people feel comfortable working out at a gym is what should be done."

"Everyone is there for a reason and needs to start somewhere!"

You can watch the full video below.

@heatherhuesman

The BEST GYM! We need these everywhere, we feel so safe and comfortable going to the gym, gonna be my new favorite spot!🦋💕 ##fyp ##TikTokGGT ##blush

♬ SUNNY DAY - Matteo Rossanese

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