TikToker Lexi Moore shared that the man has been banned from the gym following the incident.
TikTok has taken over as one of the most popular social media platforms right now. This happened during the pandemic and has continued on as users make videos in order to entertain audiences. TikTok can also be used to educate or expose. Many have used the platform to share their gym stories, whether it is a lift or unpleasant experience. Lexi Moore, a TikToker, decided to share her story about a man who threw a medicine ball at her in the gym.
At her local gym in Phoenix, Moore was working out on her own before being approached by a man. It looks as though she is using the leg press machine in the first part of the video. Next, Moore shows a clip of the man being detained by police.
“WHEN A MAN AT THE GYM TRIES TO BULLY YOU OUT OF YOUR WORKOUT SPACE SO HE COULD BE THERE AND THEN PROCEEDS TO THROW A WEIGHTED BALL IN YOUR DIRECTION TO FORCE YOU TO MOVE …ALL BEFORE 5AM.”
“NOW I FINALLY UNDERSTAND THE GIRLS WHO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE WORKING OUT AT THE GYM, ESPECIALLY WHEN NO ONE COMES TO HELP YOU AND JUST WATCHES ! FRONT DESK ATTENDANT ENDED UP INTERVENING,” MOORE CONTINUED IN THE CAPTION.
This story sparked much conversation with viewers wanting to know more about the situation. Lexi Moore shared that the manager at the gym learned about the situation and the man was banned from the location. The police also got involved, which is seen in Moore’s video.
The TikToker is not sure if she will return to this gym, despite it being her local gym and being close to her home. The manager called Moore personally to let her know that the man would not be returning.
“SHE LET ME KNOW THAT HE IS BANNED FROM THAT GYM, NOT ABLE TO RETURN AGAIN AND THAT THEY ARE WORKING ON GETTING HIM BANNED FROM OTHER GYMS IN THE AREA. SO, WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THAT. SHE DID REASSURE ME THAT SHE WANTS ME TO COME BACK.”
Joey Swoll has been extremely active sharing videos from TikTokers speaking against toxic gym culture. This could be men harassing women, men being falsely accused of harassment, or anything from ego lifters showing up other gym goers. This story would certainly fall under the category of toxic gym culture.