I’ve been a registered user of T-Nation for quite awhile. Everyday as a routine I read through the items on the home page and then follow through threads that interest me. I find the information of both the authors and user community to be of excellent caliber.
Although I have never posted to any forums or interacted with any members I thought today would be a good day to start. As T-Nation is a intelligent athletic community that would understand the following problem and perhaps dispense advice or feedback to help me deal with this.
My membership was recently canceled by Ballys…the reason…apparently members complained that every time I would work out a prominent odor (Fish)would be apparent and I was not maintaining my personal Hygiene which may be dangerous or effect the ability of other to work out.
I spoke with the manager and they would not reinstate my membership.
I feel this is discriminatory as my personal hygiene is maintained and the smell apparently only occurs when I work out earlier in the day after eating tuna or salmon or Fish oil caps before hand. I also sometimes do a double session and the crew and members at this other Ballys location never ever received complaints about this.
The problem also seems to be reported by the same individuals all the time. Perhaps they don’t like the way I train. Heavy Dead lifts, Squats, Dips, Pull ups, rows…and primarily use the power rack during my session to perform these exercises. But I digress…
I’m a self employed Technical Consultant. My appearance and hygiene is very important to me, I interact with clients from all sectors and have never offended or lost clients because of this.
Do you think I have a case against Ballys, has anyone ever felt discriminated or left the club voluntary or otherwise for similar reasons.
I joined Ballys as this club is one of two gyms in the area that actually has a full power rack plus it has multiple locations which makes it easy for me to work out when I go to various clients.