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    Gym Removes Modesty Restriction

    Lucille Roberts Health Club has formalized a new policy allowing members to wear modest skirts for religious reasons after a lawsuit by Yosefa Wood-Isenberg. Full Story

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    ridiculous
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    ridiculous

    a) wearing skirts at the gym is a safety hazard, hence the rules.

    b) there is nothing wrong with wearing gym clothes at an all-women’s gym.

    c) Lucille Roberts has male staff & a handful of male members (who retain their membership from before it became a women’s-only gym), so since it’s not a man-free environment anyway, why not just work out at a better, cheaper, co-ed gym? I’m sure you can find one that would allow the skirt without the whole lawsuit thing.

    Go Yosefa!
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    Go Yosefa!

    Bravo Yosefa! This is a win for tznius and religious acceptance!

    Mazal Tov Yosefa - so happy for you and all who will benefit
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    Mazal Tov Yosefa - so happy for you and all who will benefit

    Major kudos to Hashem, while others may be throwing off their elegant/modest clothing even when not exercising you are trying to so hard be modest even while exercising. I love you and wish you Bracha and Hatzlacha in everything you do.

    Tzniut
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    Tzniut

    Tzniut always wins

    Mazeltov,
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    Mazeltov,

    Yasher Choach, כל הכבוד!

    To #1
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    To #1

    We did not ask for your ideas or advice. Thanks anyways for the effort in bringing goishkeit and assimilation, it just makes us stronger 😉

    Wow so impressed
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    Wow so impressed

    Shows the power of one person. What a role model.
    Thank you so much for making this possible for all of us.
    I was also once told i cannot workout there with a skirt and so I quietly left, but this is the right thing to do. Amazing.

    to comment #1
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    to comment #1

    Points B and C of your comments are contradictory, did you notice? In any case, maybe this person lives very close to a L.R. facility and can make time to go to the gym only if it’s close by, or maybe she goes there for some other reason she doesn’t feel the need to share with you .Why are you assuming that she’s just being “ridiculous,” to use your offensive description of her action? personally, I wouldn’t want to work out where I’m not wanted and/or am being disparaged, but good for this client for following through on her constitutionally… Read more »

    Thank you
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    Thank you

    Thank you!! So nice to see this. I’m sure it wasn’t easy work but it makes this gym accessible to all of us who only would want to work out in modest clothing. Thanks again.

    Lucille Roberts of the eighties
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    Lucille Roberts of the eighties

    When Lucille Roberts first opened up, practically our whole class would go there. We ALL wore skirts ALL the time! We went there all through our high school years.Never ever a peep from anyone. When I read this story last year, I hoped she would take them to court. This is anti-semitism rearing its ugly head again. B”H for her perseverance and with G-D’s help,WINNING! Now the sad and sorry state of affairs within Am Yisroel!!! Why does a YID always have to open up their mouth, and say something, deliberately in defense of a goy, And knocking a YID,… Read more »

    Big Z Schapiro
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    Big Z Schapiro

    There’s only one thing that could say we want Moshaich now that is all 🙂

    Best news I have read all week
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    Best news I have read all week

    And to number 1- skirts are a safety hazard, just like a soldier having a beard in the army, right? Lol

    Good job!
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    Good job!

    It’s about time we spoke up and stuck up for ourselves. moshiach times. Although, it would be even better if we could finally get a fitness center right here for frum people complete with clean swimming pool and machines. Something like yeled v’yalda fitness center but cheaper!

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    #6 the women just gave her opinion, you could say that about everyone that had something to say on the topic

    maybe
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    maybe

    she just wants to work her upper body so the skirt doesn’t interfere. Cos I don’t see how its possible to work the lower body in a close fitting skirt.

    #1 contradicts him/herself
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    #1 contradicts him/herself

    #8 already pointed out the blatant contradiction between points B and C. Point C also contradicts point A; how can skirts be a hazard at some gyms but not others? If you’re sure she can find one that will allow the skirt then what justifies LR banning it?

    Agree with 1
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    Agree with 1

    All the Yentas defending Yosefa have your priorities in the wrong order. A gym is not a place for a nice frum lady to workout. If you must workout then do it at home or with a friend in her home or basement. Many halochos are designed to keep Yidden away from mingling with Goyim and this Yosefa goes out of her way to join a Goyishe Gym which has male members or workers on premises. If she is worried about tznius then the gym is not the modest way for a Yid to workout. Maybe she also saw an… Read more »

    Not about the content
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    Not about the content

    B”H
    Great to read the good news. I did however notice you referred to her as ‘Ms.’ Wood- Isenberg – she’s married – it should read Mrs. Wood-Isenberg.

    I’m very proud of you Yosefa!

    מעט אור דוחה הרבה חושך
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    מעט אור דוחה הרבה חושך

    The rebbe and Hashem must be very proud of you
    Some nice points for the new coming year

    Disgusting
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    Disgusting

    This woman is just like all those other liberal snowflakes.. stop causing drama and suing left and right. Stop being offended by everything. Plus this sounds a warped way to make some $$$

    Mesiras Nefesh for tznius
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    Mesiras Nefesh for tznius

    My daughter left Lucille Roberts over just this issue. She was losing weight, and its been hard to maintain that loss without the regular workout she used to get there. No, our Rav would not give a heter to use a coed gym, so Yosefa’s hard fought battle has acheived a significant victory for all, and she deserves immense gratitude!

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