In the video, which now has nearly 6 million views, Huesman shows the features and safety measures of Blush Fitness, located in Overland Park, Kansas, which takes the women-only gym concept to a new level.
When it comes to the safety and comfort of its members, gym followers take extremely strict measures:
First, the windows are tinted so people can’t see the building as it passes.
The gym is open 24 hours a day, and women and members can only access it with a key ring.
Free menstrual hygiene products are available in the bathroom.
And to top it off, women and members are notified when male staff members work inside the gym.
“THE BEST GYM! We need them everywhere, we feel so safe and comfortable going to the gym, it will be my new favorite place.” Heather has subtitled her post.
Heather told BuzzFeed that the gym makes her feel incredibly safe and means she doesn’t have to worry about men taking pictures of her without her permission.
“I decided to share my experience because from the first time I walked into Blush, I felt a relief. It felt like fresh air entering the gym without men.”
“I definitely feel safer in an exclusive women’s gym. I personally like to wear tight clothes because it’s easier to exercise and I don’t worry about men taking pictures of me without my permission or the men doing- I feel uncomfortable while I’m there. There aren’t that many people behind the scenes either. The place is very clean and has a lot of energy and vibration. “
The sentiment was applauded by other women in their comments, hearing the women themselves (and even some men):
“That’s all I can dream of for my women-only gym,” one user wrote.
“I love that, I’m sorry, but I’m sick of old people coming in” wearing “equipment and sitting there with sunglasses looking on.”
“I’m a guy, but that’s a great idea !!! Women we really need a safe space, I hope more places like this open up.
“Until men can learn to be respectful and not make women feel uncomfortable or insecure, spaces like this are 100% necessary.
When asked what she thought about the whole “segregation” take, Heather told BuzzFeed, “I don’t think the gym is a segregation. Honestly, I also love the idea of a men-only gym. I think that if someone is crazy that there is an exclusive gym for women, it’s because they want women [in their co-ed gym] for a reason. … You need to do what makes people feel comfortable working out in a gym. Everyone is there for a reason and has to start somewhere. “
Many other commenters also made some very interesting points to counter the taking of “segregation”. For example, how is a women-only gym different from a men-only country club?