Tina Asmar claims that her gym membership was recently revoked after a Planet Fitness manager caught her taking a phone call while exercising on an elliptical machine in Boston, Massachusetts.
According to the Boston Herald, Asmar claims that she received an unexpected call from her doctor while on the elliptical machine. She answered the call without stepping off.
While Asmar was talking, she recalled being approached by the "very threatening" manager, who told her to get off the phone or risk losing her membership.
"The Planet Fitness manager's reaction was extremely aggressive and threatening," Asmar said. "It scared me. No one deserves to be spoken to in this manner. I spent two days trying to get in touch with corporate with no response."
Asmar did not want to leave the workout area to take the phone call because her iPad was hooked up to the elliptical machine and could have been stolen.
“This is a member that’s had repeated issues and incidents with cell phone use,” co-owner Brian Kablik told the Boston Herald. “I can assure you that our manager would not be treating a member poorly. Her reaction, when she was approached in a professional way, was extremely unprofessional and rude and dismissive.”
Source: Boston Herald