A fitness center in Vancouver, Canada, has decided not to accept applications from "skinny" people, making it exclusive to plus-sized women.
The Body Exchange fitness center is promoting itself as Canada's only fitness and Adventure Company exclusive to a plus-sized clientele and offers services ranging from fitness camps and personal training to destination retreats.
The founder of Body Exchange, Louise Green said that the main reason for rejecting trim clientele was to avoid drop in morale among the heavier members.
"Many of our clients have not had successful fitness pasts so I can see the anxiety before we get started and I can see the relief and happiness after we finish. People are often too fearful to become active. There wasn't a model that offered camaraderie", she said.