Anyone who’s been in a rut knows how difficult it is to get momentum. So when our efforts are met with ignorance and fat-shaming, it can be disheartening.
26-year-old Shelby Rodriguez of Alberta, Canada can vouch for that. The single mother of one was on her third trip to the gym since starting her health journey, which she captured on TikTok.
It was a trip to forget.
In a video taken in her car, a sobbing Rodriguez recounted what happened. She said that arriving at the front desk, she was immediately stopped by the receptionist.
She was told that they “have a policy that you’re not allowed to wear sports bras to the gym. Then, when Rodriguez asked for clarity, the receptionist replied “Well we can’t just have our bellies hanging out.”