Advertisements

Age Restriction Policy at Daegu Fitness Center Sparks Controversy

by Daisy
best gym routine for weight loss and toning female

A fitness center in Daegu, South Korea, has come under fire for its age restriction policy, which prohibits individuals aged 76 and older from becoming new members or purchasing day passes. The policy, set to take effect on July 1, also imposes restrictions on younger individuals with underlying health conditions or mobility issues.

The decision, attributed to safety concerns following recent incidents involving elderly patrons, requires existing members aged 76 and above to submit a family consent form acknowledging responsibility for any accidents. Failure to comply will result in membership termination and refunds.

Advertisements

While the hotel claims the policy is a response to safety issues, it has sparked outrage among some netizens, who view it as blatant age discrimination. Others, however, have expressed understanding of the health club’s position, recognizing the higher risk of accidents involving older members.

Advertisements

This incident is reminiscent of a similar controversy at a gym in Incheon, where a “No Entry for Ajummas” (middle-aged women) sign caused uproar over perceived sexism and discrimination. The incident highlights the complex cultural nuances surrounding such policies in Korean society.

Advertisements
Advertisements

You may also like

blank

Your go-to fitness resource, offering customized workout plans, nutrition guidance, and expert wellness advice. Committed to empowering all fitness levels with cutting-edge tools, reliable content, and a holistic approach to achieving health and vitality.

Copyright © 2023 Gtehy.com