Planet Fitness has a headgear dresscode that is mostly directed to and works solely AGAINST a certain group of people.Ethnic People.
I am natural haired Black woman and my hair fro's up huge with sweat, in which I usually wear my Shpitzel in order to tame it during this activity. I was asked to leave today after being a member for four years because I refused to remove it. Supposedly head scarfs and wraps are in the category of possible gang-related bandannas. I was told this policy gears more towards the aspect of intimidation.
So while buff built guys can work out in fitted caps and look COOL (Oh and non-intimidating), I have to simply look CRAZY because my stylish head wrap is too intimidating. I believe if all cultures wore these particular headgears (wraps, scarfs, and due-rags) this wouldn't be an issue. But since due-rags that are, undoubtedly, NON-GANG-RELATED but more EXCLUSIVELY BLACK-RELATED, and headwraps, scarfs, kufi's, Patka's, Shptizel's, and so on are more catered to the ethnic crowd, this isn't recognized as an innocent head piece, or even appreciated, for that matter.
PF has a high number of ethnic members that helps keep their business in BUSINESS.So if they wish to stay in business, at least with a good name, that preposterous discriminating rule needs to be exempt from, or negotiated within their dress code policy.