Brazilian personal trainer says gym barred her from facility because employees complained her sweatpants were too ‘short’
- Vanessa del Solar says staff and management at a BlueFit gym in Brasilia, Brazil, wouldn’t let her in because her shorts were too ‘short’
- The 35-year-old said she showed up on Monday for an appointment with a personal client and claimed she was stopped at the turnstile because of her clothing.
- Del Solar’s request for an exception for the day was rejected by a manager
- Married mother of two said the accident forced her to train her client at her home
- Del Solar and her client reportedly canceled their BlueFit membership
A personal trainer said a Brazilian gym banned her because staff complained that her shorts were too short.
Vanessa del Solar, 35, said she had been using a BlueFit franchise facility in Brasilia’s Asa Norte neighborhood to train clients for about a year.
But when she went there on Monday for a scheduled appointment, an employee stopped her and said her workout clothes were not up to gym standards.
“Today I arrived to meet my student who was already warming up on the treadmill and was stopped at the front desk because my shorts were too short,” del Solar wrote on her Instagram stories. “I used to go to this gym wearing these shorts and never heard of any complaints or warnings.”
Brazil-based personal trainer Vanessa del Solar, 35, said she used a BlueFit franchise gym in Brasilia’s Asa Norte neighborhood for about a year to train clients, but wasn’t allowed in on Monday because staff said her shorts were missing. was too ‘short’.
Vanessa del Solar, a personal fitness trainer from Brasilia, Brazil, said she had been attending the BlueFit gym for almost a year and wore the same shorts — the ones now deemed too short.
BlueFit has issued a statement stating that “any complaint or error in the requirements may be referred to the network’s ombudsman. The company regrets what has happened and is already in contact with the unit and the customer to assess the situation.”
Del Solar, a married mother of two, added that the employee had contacted a manager to see if an exception could be made for that day, but the request was denied.
BlueFit released a statement saying that “any complaint or error in the requirements can be referred to the network’s ombudsman. The company regrets what has happened and is already in contact with the unit and the customer to assess the situation.”
According to Brazilian news channel G1, del Solar said the staff did not allow her to enter the gym and advised her client that they could not train on site.
“What struck me the most was the treatment there. I was waiting at the turnstile and all I heard was that I was wearing shorts,” del Solar told the station.
‘I have common sense and know how to choose an appropriate outfit. I know I have to follow the company rules, but there was no tolerance or conversation.’
Vanessa del Solar, a 35-year-old personal fitness trainer in Brasilia, Brazil, was kicked out of a gym because her sweatpants were too ‘short’
Vanessa del Solar is considering legal action against BlueFit after management banned her from entering a facility in Brasilia because her shorts were deemed too ‘short’, according to Brazilian news channel G1
Del Solar was eventually able to contact her client and train in her personal home gym.
Both have reportedly canceled their gym memberships. Del Solar is considering legal action against the fitness center.