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Local gym offers lifetime membership to teen miffed in tank top dispute

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The tank top Roth was wearing when she was asked to cover up or leave. The tank top Roth was wearing when she was asked to cover up or leave.
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - A fitness center is looking to offer its services for free to the Michigan teen who called out Planet Fitness' "judgement free zone".

Allison Roth, 17, says she was working out in a tank top at the Planet Fitness franchise in Waterford Township when she was told she either had to cover up or leave because her outfit was making others too uncomfortable.

Roth was upset by what she was told, so she left the gym and has since canceled her membership. She says she was never informed of any dress code policy when she signed up.

Her story has sparked outrage among many. In less than 24 hours, it has generated nearly two thousand comments on FOX 2's Facebook page.

The majority of our Facebook fans seems to agree with Roth, saying the tank top covered her appropriately and she should not have been hassled for it.

Michael Bloomquist owns the Powerhouse Gym in Clinton Township and knew he wanted to help Roth after he saw her story.

He is offering her a lifetime membership that would allow her to use the gym at any time and participate in all of the classes.

"I truly believe in a judgement-free zone when you work out. I don't care if you're 80 years old of 17 years old. You should be able to wear what you want and enjoy what you're doing and reap the benefits of health and fitness," he says.
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