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September 29, 2023

Australian woman kicked out of gym for ‘ridiculous’ reason

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An Australian woman has been asked to leave her gym, for what she calls a “ridiculous reason”.

Kenzie Greaves from the Gold Coast shared a TikTok in which she complains about being booted from her gym over her choice of footwear.

Though she claimed she needed to wear open-toed shoes because of a foot injury, not everyone took Greaves’ side.

Watch the video above.

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In her video, Greaves explains that she wore socks and slides to the gym, instead of closed-toed shoes.

“I have a broken toe with a toenail almost coming off, that I’m probably going to have to have surgery to take it out,” she said.

“So I cannot wear shoes, even just socks is so painful.”

She explained that she wore the slip ons while walking around the gym but took them off to exercise because “they’re awkward to do stuff in”. But Greaves was quickly approached by a staff member.

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Australian woman kicked out of gym for 'ridiculous' reason

“A man comes up to me and says ‘you have to leave’,” she explained in her video.

Despite her reasoning behind her footwear choice, the gym attendant wouldn’t let her stay

“If I’m that dumb to drop a weight on my foot then it’s my own fault,” Greaves lamented, though wearing closed-toes shoes is one of the terms and conditions of entry to her gym, which she named.

“So probably going to cancel my membership there because that is so dumb,” Greaves said.

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People were quick to take the gym’s side in the comments section of Kenzie’s TikTok.

“You become a legal liability, it’s not that deep, all gyms have this rule,” one commenter wrote.

“You can’t walk around any business without footwear on,” another pointed out.

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However, fellow gym goers shared their sympathy, adding that lifting weights while barefoot is better for stability. “My gym encourages no shoes!! better for lifting,” wrote one person.

“Having shoes on or being bare foot, drop a weight on your foot & the outcome will be the same. Unless you’re wearing steal caps,” said someone else.

Greaves shared an update to Instagram a few days later, confirming that she had, in fact, joined another gym.

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