Man beaten for not letting girlfriend use his expensive home gym equipment

A fitness fanatic has caused a stir online after he angered his girlfriend of nearly three years for using his expensive home gym equipment without his permission.

In a post that has garnered more than 19,000 upvotes on Reddit, including many in the comments, the man, who wrote as Heythereuvicecity, also revealed his less sympathetic reaction when his partner explained she was doing this, in part because she’s concerned about being harassed. to be on Reddit. her normal gym.

While gyms should be a safe place for everyone to exercise in peace, the internet is full of stories of women experiencing harassment, embarrassment, and even sexual harassment by male gym-goers.

Stock footage of a man and a woman in gym settings. A fitness fanatic has caused a stir online after he angered his girlfriend of nearly three years for using his expensive home gym equipment without his permission.
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Gym harassment, as it is conceived, is a real and harmful thing. A survey of 1,000 female gym goers conducted by personal training company Origym found that as many as 2 in 5 women avoid gym workouts because men make them feel uncomfortable.

So as you can imagine, the girlfriend of the guy writing this particular social media post probably thought she got lucky when her other half decided to spend $4,500 on a home gym.

The couple are avid gym goers who come “4 times a week” but got tired of driving to the gym and sharing equipment. The couple has been together for two and a half years.

Although they do not live together, he gave her a key to his apartment “for emergencies”.

However, he was furious earlier this week after she learned she’d let herself in to use his gym “without even checking” to see if he was okay with it. “I didn’t agree with this,” he wrote. “The whole point was I didn’t want to share a gym with anyone else.”

His girlfriend was upset about his response, and when Redditors dug deeper into the comments, the friend revealed that she told him she “partially” chose to use his gym for fear of being harassed at her regular gym.

Unfortunately, he was totally unsympathetic. The man wrote: “It sucks that we live in such a culture, but eventually she can find a non-coed gym or talk about it with the gym staff.”

He added: “I’m not saying it’s acceptable/ok or that the staff shouldn’t do anything about it, I’m just saying it doesn’t mean she should use my gym if tens of thousands of millions of women use public gyms every day and possibly a receive similar treatment.”

His initial refusal and subsequent reaction earned him few fans online. Remarkable-Code-3237 noted, “She’s been his girlfriend for over 2 years. I bet he doesn’t mind sharing his bed with her. But she better not touch his gym equipment.”

Salisburywitch was dismayed that the boyfriend’s behavior was shocking, knowing that “she’s being harassed at the gym, but he still won’t share.” They added: “Yeah, she should have asked, but he’s selfish.”

Junroku asked, “What is this guy’s mental breakdown of not allowing his long-term girlfriend not to share his space? I hope she leaves him for a better guy with a better gym or she gets a good pay raise and buy her own personal gym.”

“The relationship isn’t going anywhere,” Too_Tired_Too_Old surmised. “It’s been two and a half years. Her key is for emergencies only and he can’t even share some of his space to help her feel safe from harassment that she’s apparently just supposed to put up with.”

Penny_Girl was similarly scathing, writing, “She shouldn’t have asked because he should have offered it as soon as he knew she was being harassed.”

News week has contacted Heythereuvicecity for comment.

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