I have a ladies only gym, men like to show off but women deserve to exercise in peace

While you may not be able to choose who you work with, you can choose who you train with.

At Lisa Avellino’s Susan Marlowe Fitness Center in Westchester, New York, women run the world, or at least their gym.

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The girls run the world at Lisa Avellino’s women-only gymCredit: Lisa Avellino
The only thing these women have to sweat about is their workouts

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The only thing these women have to sweat about is their workoutsCredit: Lisa Avellino

In their Barbies-only land, the Kens can take care of their own bench presses and businesses.

Avellino believes that not working with men makes women more comfortable, especially with each other.

“If a woman is assertive, she could be considered ab***h from a male perspective, and women don’t always support each other,” she told The US Sun.

“This is especially true if they see another woman getting attention or perceive her as a flirt and that extends to the gym sometimes.

“However, you can choose a space that feels comfortable, and that goes with how a woman feels in front of men and women,” she said.

The former TV and radio personality also doesn’t think we’ve established a system of gym behavior that results in extra sweat.

And not just from your training.

“A gym is a wellness space and I just think there’s an unspoken rule of etiquette that hasn’t been defined because it hasn’t been taught.

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“Sometimes hand signals or body language have a different meaning in different atmospheres.

“It’s not just about sexual harassment, it’s about what makes someone uncomfortable,” she said.

STRIPPING WITHOUT LOOKS

According to Avellino, it’s easier for the lines to blur in a fitness environment where testosterone is rising than someone who’s on an elliptical machine.

“Women sweat profusely, make loud noises, arch their backs, do pelvic tilts and some other compromising positions,” he said.

I don’t think men should be judged for looking scantily clad at the gym.

Lisa Avellino

“If this was in a strip club, it would trigger a man and we all share the same space, but here a man can’t react.

“You’re wearing maybe one step above a bikini and you’re breathing heavily.

“Women of all ages and sizes shouldn’t have to worry about being judged.

“A woman should be able to practice self-care and release endorphins and not worry about a male audience and how they might react or respond.”

No Ken allowed in this Barbie world where no one has to worry about what they wear and who they look at

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No Ken allowed in this Barbie world where no one has to worry about what they wear and who they look atCredit: Lisa Avellino

DON’T SWEAT IT

At its core, women can wear whatever they feel most comfortable in and literally let their hair down.

He especially notices how women chat with each other differently without worrying about men overhearing.

“They can talk about their boyfriends or spouses, as well as therapy sessions, beauty treatments or personal things without looking over their shoulder,” she said.

“Women may also be more conscious of how they look when they exercise and may not try new exercises because of it.”

THE BLAME GAME

Still, Lisa doesn’t think men are entirely to blame for how they react to the fitness space.

“I don’t think men should be judged for looking skimpy in the gym. With that, I think there’s a double standard,” he said.

Who are we to judge someone by what they wear? If it makes you happy, buy it and wear it with pride.

Lisa Avellino

“In my experience, I have seen so many women looking down on men in shocking outfits.

“If someone’s wearing a bra that’s two sizes too small and there’s spillage while deadlifting and squatting, then sometimes you’re going to get some stares.

“But who are we to judge someone by what they wear? If it brings you joy, buy it and wear it with pride.

“Today we have to be as careful about giving a compliment as we are about yelling, as that too can come across the wrong way.”

DO NOT PLAY WITH THE BARBIES

She herself says she has been made to feel uncomfortable when she is on holiday and visits a gym where boys have offered to spot her or criticized her technique.

Lisa says that women feel more comfortable without the stares of men and the jealousies of women

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Lisa says that women feel more comfortable without the stares of men and the jealousies of womenCredit: Lisa Avellino

Clients have even told her that men have approached her and offered to introduce them to exercises that can “shrink their big asses.”

“A man thinks that because he’s sharing the same space as his comments or ‘help’ he’s welcome and most of the time he’s not,” she said.

He says going to the gym should reduce stress, not make it worse.

“We should be able to recognize our differences and respect each other, but there’s no denying that the locker room conversation is different,” he said.

“The feeling of moving freely around the room is also not the same.

The ladies at your gym can let their hair down and do

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The women at her gym can let their hair down and do “girl talk” while working outCredit: Lisa Avellino

“I’ve seen where a woman will say a leg press with 20 pounds and a guy will say, ‘Is that a joke?’ and even if you don’t mean to offend, most of the time it’s unwanted.

“Sometimes men want to show off like a peacock with their strength and power and sometimes a woman will hold back or not want to do certain things because of that energy.

“Trying new things in a vulnerable place can be daunting enough.”

A world-renowned speaker who lectures at wellness expos around the world also attended training on this brave new world of the post-Me Too movement.

“Harassment is any advance you don’t think is justified.”

Recognize that women’s bodies and workouts are different, and they also don’t like being judged when men are in the same room.

“We go through menopause and have different flexibilities and hormones.

“Men will notice us, but they should never make us feel scared or distracted.”

The former radio host and TV personality who speaks at wellness expos around the world believes we still haven't fully defined the

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The former radio host and TV personality who speaks at wellness expos around the world believes we still haven’t fully defined “gym etiquette”Credit: Lisa Avellino

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