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Gym discriminates against 'large' people

PUBLISHED: 01:01 14 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:51 03 March 2010

HEALTH campaigners have hit out at a nationwide chain of health clubs – with a branch in Ipswich – which has urged managers not to employ large people.

HEALTH campaigners have hit out at a nationwide chain of health clubs – with a branch in Ipswich – which has urged managers not to employ large people.

Gym operator Fitness First has sent out a memo warning about the "impact of having larger employees" urging managers not to order uniforms larger than a size 16.

But The Obesity Awareness And Solutions Trust (TOAST) - which battles against size discrimination - described the instructions as "appalling'.

No one at the Ipswich branch in Cardinals Park was available to speak – but a spokeswoman for Fitness First had said it did not discriminate against anyone because of their size.


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